Davie High students getting ready for homecoming

Published 9:40 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

By Lynn Wisecarver

For the Enterprise

Davie County High School will celebrate its 62nd  Homecoming at War Eagle Stadium on Friday, Oct. 20.

Homecoming 2017 will begin on Monday, Oct.  16 with events for the week culminating in the football matchup  against Robert B. Glenn High School beginning at 7:30 p.m.

On Sept. 11, the senior class nominated 15 women from its class for homecoming queen; 14 men were nominated to vie for the title of homecoming king, a first in Davie County High School’s history.

“The homecoming committee wanted to implement a new tradition to honor the opening of our new school, and, after talking with many students, we thought that crowning a homecoming king for the first time ever would be a great way to do just that,” Tani Caudle, homecoming co-coordinator said.

Schoolwide voting via QR code for king and queen will begin on Monday, Oct. 16 and end the following afternoon. The king will be crowned during the pep rally while the court will be announced and the queen crowned during halftime festivities.

The following is a list of the nominees for homecoming king:

• Landon Bandy, son of Darryl and Gina Bandy;

• Broc Barnette, son of Greg Barnette and Michelle Denison;

• Micah Carroll, son of James and Renee Carroll;

• Marvin Del Cid, son of Marvin and Leslie Del Cid;

• Jared Dequenne, son of Damon and Bernadette Dequenne;

• Ben Marklin, son of Will and Julie Marklin;

• Matthew McKnight, son of Tim and Sherry McKnight;

• Larry Roberson, son of Craig and Emily Roberson;

• Jacob Roberts, son of Craig and Deana Roberts;

• Preston Robertson, son of Edwin and Jennifer Robertson;

• Alex Rodriguez, son of Pedro and Karen Rodriguez;

• Ross Starnes, son of Kelly and Elizabeth Starnes;

• Cooper Wall, son of Brent and Kerri Wall; and

• Crayton Wise, son of Tad and Amanda Wise.

The following is a list of the nominees for homecoming queen, the court and their escorts for halftime:

• Meg Bumgarner, daughter of Todd and Anna Bumgarner, will be escorted by her father;

• Lilli Butterfield, daughter of Scott and Lisa Butterfield, will be escorted by her father;

• Ellie Byers, daughter of Brandon and Heather Byers, will be escorted by her father;

• Anna Devereaux, daughter of Mark and Amy Devereaux, will be escorted by her father;

• Claire Funderburk, daughter of Terry and Beverly Funderburk, will be escorted by her father;

• Moriah Lane, daughter of Martin and Kerri Lane, will be escorted by her father;

• Olivia Madeja, daughter of George and Tamara Madeja, will be escorted by her father;

• Kassidie McDaniel, daughter of Britt Osborne and April McDaniel, will be escorted by her father;

• Grace Nixon, daughter of Shane and Anissa Nixon, will be escorted by her father;

• Kambria Parks, daughter of Corey Parks and Tina Gunter, will be escorted by her brother, Devon Parks;

• Emily Pender, daughter of Dow and Kristen Pender and Blake and Erica Bost, will be escorted by her father;

• Hannah Ruble, daughter of Richard and Leona Ruble, will be escorted by her father;

• Sara Stanley, daughter of Mary Stanley, will be escorted by her mother;

• Claire Wallace, daughter of Jeff and Kelli Wallace, will be escorted by her father; and

• Catherine Whitley, daughter of Michael and Catherine Whitley, will be escorted by her father.

Fans planning to attend the game are reminded to arrive early to get a seat and to see the arrival of the homecoming nominees at 7 p.m. Mary Ellen Lewis, 2016 homecoming queen, will lead the procession of candidates. Homecoming queen nominees and their escorts will take to the field to be introduced during halftime, and Lewis will crown the 2017 Homecoming Queen.

Spirit Week

Students are invited to participate in the following Spirit Week activities next week.

Monday: Motion Picture Monday

Tuesday: Texas Tuesday

Wednesday: Rock and Roll Wednesday

Wednesday 6 p.m. at War Eagle Stadium: The Student Government Association will sponsor a Powder Puff football game with sophomore and senior girls vs. freshmen and junior girls.  There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted. All money will be contributed to the SGA Scholarship Fund and Relay for Life for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The DC Athletic Boosters Club will sell concessions and donate 100 percent of profits to both causes.

The bonfire and pep rally will follow in the visitor’s side parking lot. The band, cheerleaders and Dancing Boots will perform.

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

Friday: Duck Calls ‘n Overalls Friday

Lunchtime games during the week will be presented by Donna Dunn’s leadership class.

Homecoming king and queen nominees will be introduced at the bonfire Wednesday night and at the pep rally Friday afternoon.