Senior Maggie Segars was crowned the 45th Homecoming Queen during an assembly in the Nash Student Center on October 20th. The senior class nominated seven girls from the class to be on the Homecoming Court, and students in grades 9-12 voted for the queen. In addition to Maggie, the following seniors were elected to the court: Paige Anderson, Catherine Clark, Diamond Crawford, Katie Duffy, Emily DuRant and Lane Herlong.
A variety of activities took place to celebrate Homecoming. Spirit Week found students dressing up to the following themes: America, nerd, jersey, and group costume. Students arrived to campus the morning of October 21st to find the entire high school building decorated by the varsity cheerleading squad to the theme of “Barons Abroad.” A variety of countries, from Greece to Japan and Kenya to Australia, were represented with intricately painted banners and decorations. With the exterior of the building transformed into a passport and luggage, the office a ticket booth, and the foyer a train, students of all ages enjoyed the festive atmosphere throughout the day.
The Student Council sponsored the 43rd annual Homecoming Parade which traveled the four-mile route through the nearby neighborhood on the afternoon of the 21st. Each class in grades six through twelve sponsored a float decorated to themes ranging from Hawaiian to the jungle, and every middle and high school student rode in the parade. Mrs. Susan Driggers, book keeper, was the grand marshal for the parade.