Students celebrate homecoming week at North Platte High School

Students take sledge hammers to an old car in the parking lot of North Platte High School as part of their homecoming week celebrations. (Source: Holly Barraclough, KNOP TV)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - It's homecoming week for North Platte High School and Wednesday nights' celebration was a pep rally and parade.

The students met in the parking lot of North Platte High School at 6:00 and paraded around the block.

The group was lead-off by the color guard and band, followed by the cheerleaders, The Pacers and member of various sports teams and clubs.

Drew Carlson is a sophomore at North Platte High School and plays with the marching band. He said the purpose of today is to get school spirit up ahead of homecoming.

"For me probably the fun part would be just boosting the school spirit in general, hanging out with all my friends, going with the marching band, being able to being able to play for the school," said Carlson.

At the end of the pep rally, the students took turn with a sledge hammer smashing an old car in school parking lot.