Story and photos submitted by Greg Miley, Speakin’ Out News staff writer

Mae Jemison High School faculty and students
Driver’s name not available, front passenger, Rev. Julius Scruggs, Pastor Emeritus,
First M. B. Church, back seat, right, Michelle Watkins, Huntsville City School Board
District One School Member, back seat left, Yolanda Denson, Air Personality.
Driver Robert Pope, front passenger, Rev. Oscar Montgomery, Pastor of Union Hill P.B.
Church, back seat left, Christie Finley, Huntsville City School Superintendent, back
seat right, Elisa Ferrell, Huntsville City School Board District 3 School Board Member.
Driver Carlo Cole, front passenger, Carlo Mathews, Huntsville City School Board District Five School Member, back seat, right, Violet Edwards, Madison County District Six Commissioner, back seat left, Demetrius Harris, Mae Jemison High School Principal.
(Left to right) Felecia Troupe, Avis Jordan (and grandchildren), Brittany DeWalt and Saundra Adams, member of Mizpah Chapter Number 37, Order of the Eastern Star, they provided water along the parade route on a hot Saturday

The North Huntsville Community United for Action sponsored the 2021 Back to School Parade on Saturday, July 31, 2021, started at 8:00 a.m. and ended at 9:15 a.m. The parade started at the intersection of Blue Springs Road and Mastin Lake.

The road traveled north on Blue Springs, turned left onto Stringfield Road, traveled west, turned right on Pulaski Pike, and traveled north, ending at Mae Jemison High School/Ronald McNair Junior High School.

Students, school faculty and staff from Mae Jemison and Ronald McNair, other schools, elected officials, and groups from the Huntsville community took part in the parade. The Mae Jemison band was the only band taking part in this year’s parade.

 All schools in the Huntsville City School system will start on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Speakin’ Out News wishes all the students, faculty, staff, support personnel, and parents/ guardians a great 2021- 2022 school year.