Carlsbad High School (CHS) recently celebrated Lancer Day in honor of their homecoming day. The full day of festivities included an assembly at CHS, with the introduction of homecoming court and the naming of the homecoming king and queen. In addition, the assembly included a special recognition of CHS alumnus Thomas Eshelman, who was inducted in the CHS Hall of Fame and named grand marshal of the Lancer Day festivities in celebration of his recent achievement in being drafted to the Houston Astros. The afternoon continued with the annual Lancer Day parade which included many groups from CHS and representatives from middle and elementary schools from all over the Carlsbad Unified School District. The night wrapped up with the homecoming football games, complete with a halftime show performance and fireworks display. The Lancer Day tradition dates back to the first days of CHS, when it was started as a way to create school spirit for the new high school. Today the annual celebration reflects the community spirit of Carlsbad.