Dadeville hosted a homecoming pep rally and parade Friday afternoon. The Class of 2020 lost a classmate, Owen Thomas, over the summer but the students invited his mother Beth Blackburn to take part in the singing of the school's alma mater from the gym floor. At the end the students and Blackburn looked to the skies calling out to Owen. The moment was not lost on Blackburn as she shed tears while enjoying the moment with Owen's classmates. Blackburn graduated from Dadeville with many of the Class of 2020 parents. She said afterwards she and the other parents did a pretty awesome job raising the children.