|Updated: 10/13/2011 10:22 pm
||Published: 10/13/2011 10:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Mills High School powder puff football game is just one event in a week long celebration. But this year's homecoming is also a time for the student body to say farewell to a bad image.
"Our school has been known in a negative way. This is a new generation. We want to be known as this extravagant school that has school pride. We are known as Comets and we are not the same school people think that we are," said student council president Carlantha Roberts.
Administrators and students say they are trying to eliminate the bad energy at the school Last year, former principal Michael Nellums resigned after investigators say he took part in a scheme to embarrass a member of the Pulaski County Special School Board. But the new administration says today is a new day.
"We have tried to change the way we think about Mills High School. We think the kids here can succeed. We are going to work to make sure that happens for them," said principal Veronica Perkins.
Students say Thursday night's homecoming carnival unites them with faculty and staff members.
"I think it creates a strong student body for us and it creates new friendships we can share," said student Daniel Han.