Homecoming festivities relocated, King and Queen announced


Homecoming Queen, Destiny Carter and King, Jaquez Harris

Benson Le, Staff Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss.- Starkville High School hosted its annual homecoming court presentation September 17, at the Greensboro Center.  

Court looked a little different this year as beaus from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes were allowed to campaign. Homecoming court nominations occurred August 20 when students nominated up to two people each. Nominees campaigned the week of August 23. Students voted August 27. 

The selected court consisted of six senior maids, seven senior beaus, five junior maids, five junior beaus, four sophomore maids, three sophomore beaus, three freshman maids and three freshman beaus. 

Senior maids and beaus campaigned the week of August 30, as king and queen voting took place September 8. 

While the homecoming court presentation was originally scheduled during halftime at the homecoming football game, the committee made a decision [due to weather] to move the presentation to the Greensboro Center prior to the game.   

Student Body Secretary Lily Schauwecker crowned Destiny Carter Homecoming Queen 2021. 

“I was disappointed at first that we wouldn’t get a traditional presentation. After dealing with not being able to even have a homecoming game last year, it felt like all odds were against us,” Carter said. “My motivation to make the best of this situation was truly my classmates and all of the people that supported me throughout this process.” 

Student Body Vice President Cristopher Bell crowned Jaquez Harris Homecoming King. 

“Everything didn’t go as planned, but I wanted to make the best of the opportunity and to just have fun,” Harris said.  

Having his family and friends there to support kept Harris motivated and taught him a lesson. “From this situation, I’ve learned that even though things don’t go as planned, always make the best of it even if it doesn’t go the way I hoped it would,” Harris said.