99th Vigilante Day Parade strolls through downtown

Independent Record

It didn’t rain on Helena’s parade — even with rain in an early forecast and threatening skies in the morning.

The 99th Vigilante Day Parade floated its way through downtown Helena Friday with 88 floats built by local high school students, portraying the history of the Helena area. The parade was first held in 1924 when Helena High principal Albert Roberts wanted to create a healthy outlet for class rivalry.

Helena High’s senior class won the A.J. Roberts Cup with almost 50% of students participating. The junior class placed second with 42% participation, the sophomore class was third with 28% participation, and the freshman class placed fourth with 23% participation.

The winners by category are as follows:

Grand Champion

Arbor Day 1899: Maren Elliott, Keiran Boyle, Hollis Elliott, Makenzie Grotbo, Luna Hernandez, Grace Mattern, Mattingly Meldrum, Marybelle Osborn, Robert Rowland and Hailey Cox.

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High School on Wheels: Madison Burda, Brooklyn Brisko, Megan Carpenter, Kadin Creek, Kaiden Elliot. Zoie Jorgenson, Morgan Kaufman, Tizer Kazmierowski, Derrick LeRette, Sam Post, Lilly Rippingale and Sophie Schulenberg.

American Indian

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