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A back to school bash gets Monroe County students excited

AMORY, Miss. — Students in Monroe County are heading back to school next week.

"We are hoping this gets them super excited," said Alyssa Benedict, member of the Junior Auxiliary. "We hope this gets them off to a great start to a good school year."

This is the first time the Amory community is hosting a Back to School Bash.

"This is our first year, but we hope to make it something we do every year," Benedict said.

Activities included a 5K color dash, a spirit parade, and dozens of games. 

And what would a back to school bash be without school spirit?

The Amory football and cheer squad were at Saturday's festivities to pep up the crowd.

"We are excited to go back to Amory High School this year," said student Z. Gates. "We are ready for football season. All the guys are excited, and we have been working really hard this summer."

This event was hosted by the Junior Auxiliary and Dream Writers.

More than 100 students from Amory, Hatley, and Smithville participated in the event.

"We are just amazed at how the community has come together. Everyone wanted to participate to make this day great for the county," Benedict said.

Most prizes given away from the games were needed back to school items.









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