(Gary, IND) – Last week, West Side Leadership Academy students, staff, alumni and supporters marked homecoming with a host of events including themed days for attire, a pep rally, parade and an alumni tailgate gathering. The Cougars defeated the East Chicago Central Cardinals in a landslide victory of 52-0. This victory marks the fifth win for the Cougars this season and an undefeated record of 2-0 in the Great Lakes conference
“Now this was an unforgettable Homecoming,” said Athletic Director Robert Lee. “To see the stands filled with alumni, students, families and fans was an awesome sight. Winning the game was icing on the cake.”
Half-time was also a great attraction with a performance by the WSLA Marching Band and the crowning of the Homecoming Court.
Carl Scott, co-principal of WSLA, expressed his delight over the impressive attendance and the display of Cougar pride throughout the entire Homecoming experience.
“It’s always great to see our community come together to support our scholars on and off the field,” said Scott. “Our students represented themselves and their community well, and I couldn’t be more proud.” 
Students who have maintained passing grades and exhibited good behavior have been invited to the Homecoming Dance on October 8th.
“These are the kind of memories we work hard to make for our scholars,” added GCSC Manager Dr. Paige McNulty. “It’s exciting to see this District moving forward with all of us working together.”
Homecoming highlights can be viewed on the Gary Community School Corporation Facebook Page.
Gary Community School Corporation is a public K-12 corporation located in Gary, Indiana currently enrolling scholars. For more information, visit www.garyschools.org.