Homecoming Court presented at football game

On Friday, October 23, the Highlands High School varsity football team played Cooper High School. Sadly, the Birds lost the game with a final score of 48-21.

Sophomore Charlie Noon said, “I think the loss was due to a lack of motivation. We were sitting in the Athletic Center for two hours.”

Like Noon said, the game was delayed for two hours because of thunder and lightning, but in the meantime, Homecoming Court was presented.

The Homecoming Court was held in the Performing Art Center (PAC). They are usually paraded onto the field, but because of COVID-19, only the seniors’ families were able to attend. Everyone was masked the whole time, save for a few second intervals for pictures.

The ceremony started at 7:15 and was broadcasted live for others to watch. The Homecoming Court consisted of seniors Jasmine Rehberger, Katie Johnson, Paige Ossege, Kayma Wilfinbarger, Kayla Bolling, Will Griffith, Peter Laskey, Daniel Buchanan, John Finseth, and Tommy Ferris. The Homecoming Queen was Bolling and the King was Laskey.

Although this year’s Homecoming Court didn’t get to experience the normal Homecoming activities, they still felt the ordeal was exciting.

“It was sad it wasn’t the same as the past years, but it was still nice to have the opportunity to do it,” Bolling said. “I was really glad they allowed our parents and family to come and watch.”