To Be Crowned

Homecoming winners announced at game


Riley Pate

This year’s homecoming king and queen are Slade Reese and Jessica Torres. “When they announced my name I felt an insane rush of adrenaline,” Reese said. “Hearing all my friends cheer me on as they placed the crown on my head was the coolest experience I’ve had to date. I was so happy watching my best friend get crowned next to me.”

The student body has been anticipating this moment for weeks. From the perfect dress to a dashing tuxedo, candidates have planned this moment to the detail. This is a dream that several students wish for, but can only be achieved by 16 students. 

“I can’t believe I won homecoming queen,” senior Jessica Torres said. “I am so grateful for everyone who voted for me so I could have this experience. I’ve never felt so loved in my entire life. So many people have come up and congratulated me.”

Candidates must campaign to be elected for a spot on the court. First, the student body votes for a male and female candidate in their grade level. Next, all grades vote from the selected candidates in their grade level and for the potential homecoming king and queen. Most nominees promote themselves in class, on social media, or by telling their friends to receive votes. 

“I was interested in trying out for the homecoming court, so I told a few of my close friends about it,” sophomore Norah Felefli said. “When I got nominated, my friends told their friends, who told other people, and so on and so forth. I am involved in many organizations in Klein Oak, so people might have recognized my name on the ballot and decided to vote for me. I am very grateful to everyone who did as it was an amazing experience.”

Freshman, sophomore, and junior positions are posted a week before homecoming, while the King and Queen are revealed at the game. 

“The homecoming game was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had,” freshman Nicholas Hartmann said. “Walking on the field and being viewed by the entire student section was nerve-wracking but exciting. This will be one of the most memorable moments of my freshman year.”