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On parade

Elementary students show off costumes during annual Halloween tradition

Students started the weekend before Halloween by dressing up for their campus parades on Friday.

As was the case last year, South Point Elementary’s parade took a route on the streets surrounding the school and, in addition to the students, included the village’s fire department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Shriners, local businesses and more.

The grand marshals for the parade were the school’s Star Students, Bindy Staley of fourth grade, and Elizabeth Ermalovich and Reagan Hale, of the fifth grade.

To qualify for the honor, students need to have good attendance, make all As, have good behavior and excel in math and reading, administrative assistant Bill Christian said.

Over at Burlington Elementary, because of the high traffic in the area, the parade went around the school grounds instead.

Students from each grade paraded past a crowd of community members and family to show off their costumes.

Following the parade, Burlington students enjoyed a Halloween party in each of their classes to end the school day.

So everyone can enjoy the parade, officials at both schools said they provide costumes for students who are in need, in the form of donated costumes, or, if necessary, staff will go out and buy for the students.