She’s beauty, she’s grace

Story by Lindsey Egger, viewpoint editor

Last night was the annual homecoming presentation for the 2017-2018 year. Hours worth of preparation and dedication was put into the performance, as ten senior girls are representing the school. Dressed in glittering gowns and holding their mums, they were escorted across the stage by fellow classmates.

Homecoming presentations opened up with the playing of the school song and then special thanks announced by seniors Jay Williamson, Cameron Tarpley and Brennon Cope. The highsteppers then performed a routine to the song “Incomplete” by James Bay, followed by the school mascots presentation of the crown.

The nominees were lead out on stage by their escorts as followed: Katie Biggar escorted by Elias Thurman, Crisstal Cooks escorted by Kaveon Ragland, Morgan Cook escorted by Cam Burns, Claire Doan escorted by Riley Russell, Maddie Gerrald escorted by Logan Snell, Kamryn Hamilton escorted by Jaylon Matlock, Sophie Lower escorted by Elian Bustos, Jillian Ross escorted by Mason Shoalmire, Sarah Stark escorted by Jaylon Franklin and Emma Wolf escorted by Dashawn Hill.

“It was super nerve-racking,” Ross said. “I think it’s a real honor to be put on court. I’m really glad to experience it this year.”

The audience then viewed videos of each contestant being interviewed by Cope, describing their best memories of high school or their fellow court members.

“I’ve known all of these girls since freshman year,” Cope said. “It’s surprising how you think you might lose touch with people, but it seems like life just brings you back together at some point.”

After presentation the ladies and audience were lead outside for a brief pep rally, where the band played various school songs and the girls, along with their escorts, stood on a float for one last look from the crowd.

“It was wonderful escorting Katie,” Thurman said. “She’s a really good friend of mine and I’m really sad it’s my last year. I’d love to do it again.”

You can vote for queen during all lunches this Wednesday. Homecoming tickets will be sold during all A-day lunches and football tickets will be sold at lunch and in the Performing Arts Center. The queen will be announced on Friday and the dance will be held on Saturday from 7-10 p.m.