Homecoming ushers in new royalty

By Jaqueleen Vidal | Staff Writer |

Homecoming week ended with the crowing of royalty; senior Natalie Reyes was queen and Joshua Hollis was king.

“I was super shocked, I didn’t think I was going to win honestly. I was super late on campaigning, I didn’t make any posters, stickers, or anything all of my campaigning was online and my partner couldn’t make the meeting so I was running solo,” Reyes said.  

Homecoming royalty pose at the Starlit Garden dance. Courtesy photo

Hollis, a varsity football player, accepted his award tired  from the first half.

“I was super tired, I had just gotten off the field but super excited at the same time,” he said.  “It was really nice, I felt very loved knowing there were so many who voted for me.”                                    

The lucky King and Queen were announced during halftime at the football game Friday Night, where the Riders lost 23-22 in a neck and neck matchup with Reagan that was scoreless most of the first half, and then ended with a crazy fourth quarter.

The next night, students dressed up for the Starlit Garden Homecoming Dance. Senior Samantha Mejia, a Special Olympics Baroness, was crowned as Starlit Queen at the homecoming dance.

“ At homecoming, I was able to crown our Starlight Queen Samantha Mejia. It felt really nice for me to be a part of the that,” Reyes said.

Student Council put in many hours during the week, selling mums, coordinating dress up days, and decorating for the dance.

“It was definitely a night to remember,” Reyes said.