Following a student schoolwide vote, a homecoming king and queen, along with their court of grade-level princes and princesses were crowned; out of the six nominees for each grade, 2 took the crown. The eight winners include Tatiana Lopez and Gavin Orchid for the freshmen class, Nicholas Bozanov and Kylie Brown for the sophomores, Hannah Steger and Freddie Gonzalez for the juniors, and Kaitlyn Donnelly and Justin McConnell for senior king and queen.
“It felt pretty amazing to win,” Freddie Gonzalez said. “I lost last year, and I won this year which made me pretty happy.”
Once the winners were crowned, the football game continued under a fall night sky; the Chiefs defeated the Patriots in the game with a score of 29-14.
After all the yelling from the fans, the powerful playing from the football players, and the amazing demonstrations from the band, color guard, and cheerleaders, there was still more fun to be had. On the field by the end zone, a large party tent was set up for all the HHS students to attend “Homecoming Under the Stars.”
Three years ago, before HHS started “Homecoming Under the Stars,” student council attempted to bring back a normal homecoming dance event, but they sold less than ten tickets. Ever since the new event has come about, however, more and more students show up.
According to Homecoming Queen Kaitlyn Donnelly, the dance enjoyed a big turn out, adding that winning the game got students very excited to go.
HHS found a way to turn an event sparsely attended into a night many students not only attend, but now recognize as a new school tradition.