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Two queens take home same crown

Ashylnn Jenkins, Staff Writer

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Although the theme of the Homecoming dance was “Once Upon a Homecoming,” the unofficial theme encompassed a lot of mystery and surprise. After a full night of listening to some of the most recent pop and rap hits like “First Day Out” by Tee Grizzley and  “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B., as the dance came to a close Vincent Jefferson, senior, announced the Homecoming court.

“I’m happy for everyone that won, and I encourage everyone to run,” said Da’Sha Bland, senior. “Even if they don’t win it is still fun to be in the running.”

Winners for freshman court were decided at the door via paper voting and resulted in wins for Jada Glass and Darion Pointer while the other grade levels were decided by an online ballot. The sophomore court winners were Jaylen Smith and Arianna Colton, who subbed in for the 15-minute late true winner, Makayla Clark. At this point, a bit of a hiccup occurred. The Homecoming prince win went to Derrick Anderson, junior, but when it came to his princess it got a little confusing because Alona Jenkin’s name was called instead of the real winner who could not be present.

“I had no clue [Alona] was subbed in as princess,” Susan Hill, principal, said. “I just loved watching all the kids come in dressed up.”

Even with all the commotion, Jenkins gracefully accepted her title and stood in front of everyone to take the crown.

After Deion Williams scored a landslide victory as Homecoming king, the real showstopper of the night was when Essense Atkinson and Hayle Jones tied for Homecoming queen.

Jones even said she “didn’t care that there were two queens,” and that she even “wanted Essense to win the crown.”

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