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Gary Powers, Jr.

Homecoming Queen and King, Jaylen Peters and Destiny Shepard

Julie Stephens, Journalist

Jaylen Peters

Most students hope to leave a lasting impression when they leave high school. Being nominated for the homecoming court is one way a student can leave their mark.

Senior Brody Spisak said, “it’s my last year and I really just want to do everything I can to leave a mark.”

A majority of the underclassmen that ran this year, also want to run their senior year. 

Sophomore Aiden Bell said, “I really want to be on the court my senior year because it’s an honor to win your senior year.”

Multiple seniors had run for homecoming court in the past. To get your name on the ballot you have to ask for people to vote for you. Once your name is on the ballot, you can campaign by making stickers, posters, post on your social media, etc.

Senior Bryce Marchetti said, “I think I posted like two or three times on my story. ‘Hey guys if you wanna vote for me you can.’ I was already Mr. Sophomore so it was sort of ‘you can if you want to if you wanna see me back.’”

Senior Destiny Shepard wanted to add diversity to the ballot by running.

“I’m not seeing a lot of African Americans up there on the ballot,” said Shepard.

She obviously proved her point by winning along side Jaylen Peters.

“They’re saying ‘Branch? Oh usually white people always win’,” senior Jaylen Peters said.

They were both fairly surprised when they won. Peters did not think he was going to win because he did not promote himself throughout the campaigning process. 

“In the beginning I kind of did, but when it came to like when they made the homecoming court ballot, I did not post myself,” said Peters. “And that’s why, when I won, I was a little surprised. Like I didn’t think I was gonna win cause I didn’t really support myself.”