Reagan Homecoming 2021


Photo Credit: Judy Pattisall

Senior Jordan Martin smiles proudly for a picture after being announced as Reagan’s 2021 homecoming queen. Jordan was escorted by her mom Emily Martin.

Charlotte Turner, Co-Editor in Chief

On April 2, 2021 Reagan High School hosted their homecoming ceremony during the halftime of the West Forsyth vs. Reagan football game. This is the first major school-run event of the 2020-21 school year for Reagan.

This year’s homecoming, like many other events in the 2020-21 school year, excluded certain aspects that have been included in previous years. The parade that normally occurs during the school day in Reagan’s parking lot was taken out of this year’s homecoming celebration.

Reagan’s homecoming was run by Reagan’s Spirit Club. Voting occured two separate times in order to choose the girls for the court: once on March 17 and another time on March 24.

Senior students were sent the voting ballots through their school email. Math teacher Tiffany Cain led the homecoming event this year.

Fifteen girls were chosen to be on this year’s homecoming court. Students, along with the homecoming faculty, helped to vote and pick the seniors.

Seniors Rachael Runyan, Kate Sprinkle, Emma Rose Olsen, Sayge Holden-Bache, Rachel Gaillard, Emma Coplon, Emily Gaillard, Alexis-Skyy Woelfel, Elise Spangler, Lexi Shaffer, Alice Chatterjee, Jordan Martin, Charlotte Turner, Jordin Cook and Aaliyah Cameron were on the homecoming court for 2021.

“My favorite part of homecoming was sharing this opportunity with the girls on the court,” said senior Rachel Gaillard. “I loved getting brunch with all the girls and I loved bonding with them over this amazing experience.”

In past years, the school has hosted a brunch the morning of homecoming for the court members. Due to COVID-19, the brunch was not hosted by the school. The girls on the court did have their own private brunch the morning of the homecoming game.

The homecoming game this year was held during the WSFCS spring break due to the football season being pushed to the spring. Even though the event happened during the break, many students, teachers and other Pfafftown supporters attended the game.

“I loved getting to experience an almost normal part of senior year, especially with all the fans at the game,” said senior Alice Chatterjee.

The homecoming ceremony is held during the halftime break of the football game every year. The girls on the court are escorted by an immediate family member for the ceremony.

“Being escorted by my dad for homecoming was such a great moment for us to experience together,” said senior Emma Rose Olsen.

While the girls were being escorted, the names of their escort, clubs and their other extracirruclar activities were announced. The homecoming queen nominees also walked through a formation made by Reagan’s JROTC members.

After every homecoming court member was announced, principal Brad Royal was joined by the previous year’s homecoming queen Niya Grant on the field. Royal is joined every year by the past homecoming queen to announce the new homecoming queen.

Senior Jordan Martin was named Reagan’s 2021 homecoming queen. Jordan was escorted by her mom Emily Martin.

“I am super excited and grateful to have been chosen as queen,” said senior Jordan Martin. “I am still processing it.”

Jordan is a member of National Honors Society, Key Club, Crosby Scholars and volunteers for the HOPE food truck. Jordan also plans to attend Appalachian State University in the fall of 2021.

The homecoming game ended with a score of 28-25 with the West Forsyth Titans winning the game. The game included two overtimes at the end of the game.