North Springs Charter High School celebrated its 50th anniversary and homecoming with a week of festive events culminating in last weekend's homecoming game and parade.
At Friday's game the stands were full, the king and queen were crowned and immediately at the end of 4th quarter, the cold night sky lit up with fireworks, a surprise from the school to the Spartan community.
On Saturday morning, a parade stepped off from Woodland Elementary School led by the Spartan marching band. Over 35 groups participated including future Spartans from Ison Springs Elementary and cheerleaders from Sandy Springs Middle School.
The best float honors went to the class of 2016, the most creative to the Thespian Society, and the principal's award to the Chinese Culture Club and Animee Club.
All seven Murphy sisters graduated from North Springs, and 5 of the 7 road in the parade, along with the next generation of Spartans, Joan Murphy Miller's daughter, Rachel Miller, class of 2016.