NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Gil on the Go is heading to schools around the state this month!
Today, Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons is heading to Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.
Wilbur Cross High School is in the East Rock neighborhood in New Haven. It was named after Connecticut’s former governor Wilbur Lucius Cross who served from 1931 to 1939.
Wilbur Cross High School was founded in 1920 as Commercial High School. The school’s mascot is the “Governor.”
Wilbur Cross’ principal Kermit Carolina, who is a 1986 alumni, said that he’s proud to see the school come full circle. He said that the school is very diverse; they offer everything from the honor society and the sports teams to the gay-straight alliance and gaming club.
See a performance from the band below:
The cheerleading team also performed a victory cheer.
Wilbur Cross also has a cross-country team that has been doing well this season, with a Class II State Championship game tomorrow. The girl’s team also made school history recently, taking 3rd place.
“This is our family, we always practice what we preach,” the cross-country coach said. “We’re really excited to go to States tomorrow.”
The dance team also performed: