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A different look for Homecoming

By Juliah Bault
RCHS Current Events

On Friday, October 23rd the Russell County Mighty Laker Football team hosted Allen County-Scottsville for the District 2 regular season championship. It was not only the last home game of the regular season but was also designated our “Homecoming” for 2020.
    During halftime of every other Homecoming game, the nominees, along with their escorts, are presented at midfield. After the public address announcer has presented the full court, the new Homecoming Queen is usually crowned.
     Once again, this year brought something a little different.

Sophomore Olivia Hinkle, was voted 2020 Homecoming Queen. Photo courtesy Russell County High School

     There were three candidates representing each grade level. Representing the Senior Class were Juliah Bault, Haley Cook, and Katie Owens. Representing the Junior Class were Allye Britten, Baylee Hart, and Ella Robertson.
     Representing the Sophomore Class were Olivia Hinkle, Grace Jennette, and Jadyn Mann. Lastly, representing the Freshman Class were Emily Hart, Emery-Kate Robertson, and Lily Wills. Since clubs have been unable to meet this year, these nominees were chosen via a Google Docs in our virtual classes.
     Due to inclement weather Friday night, the Homecoming nominees were moved into the middle school gym for their crowning. Their families were invited to join, and all were asked to practice social distancing and wear their masks, including the candidates.
     The following girls were selected from a student generated virtual voting system: Katie Owens was named fourth runner-up, Baylee Hart was named third runner-up, second runner-up was Juliah Bault, first runner-up was Ella Robertson.