ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Public Schools will hold an Excellence Parade on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Students from the district’s thirty-three schools will participate in the parade and be represented in various cheering sections throughout the parade route.
This parade, organized by Elizabeth Public Schools, with the approval and support of the City of Elizabeth, will have over 50 contingents represented. The Excellence Parade will begin at Union Square, continue on Elizabeth Avenue and turn left onto Bridge Street. The parade will end at the Dunn Sports Center where the reviewing stand will be located.
Elizabeth Public Schools will be joining the community-at-large in celebrating excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts. The parade will highlight successes including:
- Elizabeth High School ranked the number two high school in the State of New Jersey by the Washington Post
- Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 being named the district’s third National Blue Ribbon School –along with Victor Mravlag School No. 21 & William F. Halloran School No. 22
- 330 Elizabeth Public Schools students achieving a perfect score on New Jersey state exams
- Individual and team athletic awards in high school soccer, football, and basketball
- Selection of Chris Balent as Union County Basketball Coach of the Year
- The Elizabeth High School Marching Band winning state and national titles
The rain date for the Excellence Parade is Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m.