Matthews Crowned Homecoming Queen

Mary Catherine Matthews

Senior Mary Catherine Matthews was crowned the 48th Homecoming Queen during half time of the varsity football game on October 18. The senior class nominated seven girls from the class to be on the Homecoming Court, and students in grades nine-12 voted for the queen. In addition to Mary Catherine, the following seniors were elected to the court: Carly Allred, Ava Claus, Elise Osteen, Emily Reynolds, Madi Sliwonik and Isabelle Weston.

A variety of activities took place to celebrate Homecoming. Spirit Week found students and faculty members dressing up to the following themes: athletic jerseys, cowboys v. aliens, fashion disaster, group costume, and USA.

Students arrived to campus the morning of the 18th to find the entire high school building decorated by the varsity cheerleading squad to the theme of “Wilson Hall of Fame.” With the sports theme, the inside of the building had intricately painted banners and decorations that covered the floor, walls and ceiling. Students of all ages enjoyed the festive atmosphere throughout the day.

The Student Council sponsored the 46th annual Homecoming Parade which traveled the four-mile route through the nearby neighborhood on the afternoon of the 18th.  Each class, 6th-12th, sponsored a float decorated to the following themes: Mario Kart, Las Vegas, Duck Dynasty, Area 51, Safari, Knights, and Disco. The varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders and football players rode in trucks and floats, and girls on the Homecoming Court rode in convertibles. Every middle and high school student rode in the parade.

Following the football game, the Student Council sponsored a Homecoming Rave for high school students. The casual dance, which had a neon theme, was held in the multipurpose room and had over 100 students in attendance.