The Kirkwood High School Pioneers are celebrating after the girls swimming and diving team powered its way to the first state championship in school history.

After three second-place finishes at state in the past, the Pioneers came out on top. Kirkwood High School placed first in five of 12 events on the way to the team’s first place win in the Class 2 Girls Swimming and Diving State Championship on Friday, Feb. 19, at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. 

Members of the Kirkwood High School Swimming and Diving Team also took part in a celebratory parade through the streets of Kirkwood on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Check out scenes from the historic event, as well as the parade, in the gallery below!