The retiring superintendent has been chosen as this year's parade grand marshal. Harper, who got his start as a social studies teacher at Indian Trail Middle School in 1981, is slated to retire this July. He has been superintendent since 2002.
Harper won't be the only special guest at the 62nd annual homecoming parade, set to step off 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Plainfield.
Viola Dollinger Ramsay, of the Plainfield High School Class of 1929, will also be part of the parade. According to Jean Brannen of the PHS Alumni Association, Ramsay is the oldest living alumna.
PHS Hall of Fame inductee Tyler Bank-Slowinski will also take part in the parade, Brannen said. More than 140 entries are scheduled to participate in this year's parade.