Homecoming Court – 2018


Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

As Homecoming approaches, students from every grade sign up for Homecoming Court to get involved and promote school spirit. These candidates come up with creative ways to campaign to their peers with posters, social media ads, and even videos.

Running for court can be intimidating as a freshman because it’s something they’ve never done before, but those brave enough to do it have a positive outlook.

Jessica Maligore, 9, explained, “I wanted to be a part of something and wanted to make a great mark as a freshman.”

Some candidates made funny posters to hang up in the cafeteria and post on social media or handed out candy to encourage their classmates to vote for them.

“I thought it would be fun and different to put my Snapchat on my poster,” Jacorian Covin, 10, said.

Many seniors run for Homecoming Court with hopes of having a happy memory of winning for their last year of high school.

“I wanted to run because it’s my last year at Freedom, so I thought why not run for king to have fun and maybe win a crown,” Wilmar Guzman, 12, said, “I’m a senior and wanted to live all of the high school experience.”

Underclassmen winners will be announced at the football game this Friday and the King and Queen will be announced at the Homecoming dance.

“The people need a king,” Liam McGuire, 12, stated, “and only one man is fit for the job.”