This Southside High School drill team was the first group to be accepted into the National Drill Team in 1987-88. Laura Grigsby, team captain, and five of her senior teammates were invited to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in November, 1987 wearing these uniforms, with other drill teams from across the U.S. The performance was staged in front of the Macy’s Department Store, opening the parade for TV viewers. Laura told her mother that “this was one of the best things in her life.” (OIRM, Grigsby, Beverly collection)
Southside High School Drill Team, 1987-88. Top row, L to R: Unknown, Jennifer Reynolds, Laura Grigsby (Cowan). Front row: Ginger Bachman, Jerry Mead, Lisa Earls.