By Tetsuo Nakahara, U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs October 24, 2012
CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The Zama American High School Trojans brought their teamwork into sharp focus to beat the Robert D. Edgren High School Eagles from Misawa Air Base 40 - 17 during the homecoming football game at ZAHS's Barry Huitema Field Oct. 19.
In the afternoon, a Homecoming parade was held to fire up the community and prepare for the football games. Hundreds of observers lined the streets of Camp Zama and cheered as they watched a cavalcade of lavish floats, marching bands, cheerleader squads, growling motorcycles and more. They proceeded on a route that began at the ZAHS campus, circled around the center of the installation, and returned to Trojan Field prior to the homecoming games.
Participants in the parade included Soldiers assigned to Camp Zama, community organizations both on and off the installation, and of course the students themselves. A cheering squad or - oendan, from nearby Seiryo High School also participated in the parade and performed a synchronized, high-energy routine in support of the ZAHS football games.