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Brock crowned Gordon Central High School's 2017 Homecoming Queen

Gordon Central senior Dayla Brock was chose as this year's Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities on Friday night, Sept. 8, during Gordon Central's Homecoming game against LaFayette.

This year's homecoming theme was STAR WARriorS: The Nation Strikes Back. Each day of Homecoming Week saw a different theme dressup day. The Homecoming Parade this year was held in the evening on Thursday before Friday's game. After the parade, there was a "Galactica of Improv Night" in the Blue Box Theater on the Gordon Central campus.

While Gordon Central suffered a close loss at the Homecoming Game by a score of 28-27, the school proved the culture has definitely changed this year, with tons of cheering fans in the crowd and an excitement that was refreshing.

The special week ended with the Homecoming Dance and crowning of the Homecoming King on Saturday night, which saw senior Jacob Davis being crowned.

This year's Homecoming Court included the following:

Freshman Court: Syndey Rainwater, Emily Pierce, Kristen Coats and Grace Faber;

Sophomore Court: Jazelyn Perez, Rachael West, Madison Reyes and Karley Klein;

Junior Court: Emily Land, Morgan Frank, Wyatt Bishop and April Price;

Queens Court: Raquel Luna, Cassidy Tinch, Dayla Brock, Ashli Farmer and JaBresha Evans;

Kings Court: Jacob Davis, Branson Towe, Braden Harper, Lee Thomas Richardson and Dylan Ramsey.

For more photos of this year's Homecoming Week festivities, see page 2A.

Sonoraville Homecoming festivities set to begin Monday

Sonoraville High School will hold their annual Homecoming Week beginning this Monday, Sept. 18.

This year's Homecoming theme is "A Phoenix is Forever," a play on the slogan "Diamonds Are Forever." Dress up theme days are as follows:

Monday, Sept. 18 Blue Sapphire, anything associated with the color blue;

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Purple Amethyst, anything associated with the color purple;

Wednesday, Sept. 20 Green Emerald, anything associated with the color green;

Thursday, Sept. 21 Red Ruby, anything associated with the color red; and

Friday, Sept. 22 Silver Diamond, anything school-spirit related or silver in color.

This year's Homecoming Parade will be held in downtown Fairmount on Thursday, Sept. 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Friday night's Homecoming Game will be held in The Furnace, beginning at 7:30 p.m. where the Phoenix will take on the Ringgold Tigers. Homecoming King nominees will be introduced before the game, and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the halftime ceremony.

On Saturday night, the Homecoming Dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sonoraville Recreation Department where the Homecoming King will be crowned.

This year's Homecoming Court includes:

Freshmen representatives Raven Pasley and Kelsee Phillips;

Sophomore representatives Mariah Key and Haley Robinson;

Junior representatives Kayli Charleston and Kelly Rule;

Senior King representatives Garrison Baumgardner, Trent Daniel, Russell Johnson, Tristan Key, Matthew Smith and Wil Walraven;

Senior Queen representatives Harleigh Chastain, Madeline Fox, Hannah Roberts, Rozlyn Rule, Brianna Towers and Kirsten Young.