Seniors Qiyuana Wright (left) and Samuel Harmon (right) were elated after being crowned Homecoming Queen and King. The two students couldn’t contain their excitement after being crowned. Photo courtesy Greg Young, Lifetouch Photography.
Seniors Qiyuana Wright (left) and Samuel Harmon (right) were elated after being crowned Homecoming Queen and King. The two students couldn’t contain their excitement after being crowned. Photo courtesy Greg Young, Lifetouch Photography.

By Diamond Jones, News Writer

October 4 was an important night for Seniors Samuel Harmon and Qiyuana Wright, who won Homecoming King and Queen.

Over 1,200 people gathered at Bolden Stadium to view the Keenan High vs. North Central football game.

Spectators were also there to learn who would be crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen.  The Homecoming Queen candidates were Seniors Chelsea Adams, Krystal Briggs, Ke’Aundra Jones, Za’Diamond Landon, Karina Memminger-Rogers, Ayanna Suber, Cora Webb, Chasity Wilson and Qiyuana Wright.  The 2013 Homecoming King candidates were Seniors Clinton Bouyer and Samuel Harmon. There were a total of 11 candidates; only two would be Homecoming King and Queen.

During half-time spectators watched in anticipation as to who would be crowned King and Queen.

Homecoming King 2nd runner up was Clinton Bouyer.  Second runner up for Homecoming Queen was Krystal Briggs, and 1st runner up was Cora Webb.

Harmon and Wright both said they were nervous while waiting to hear who would be crowned.

“I was shaking, and my palms were sweating,” Wright said.

It seemed as if both winners were anxious.

“I was extremely nervous!  My heart felt as if it would come out my chest,” Harmon said.  “I hope I win,” Harmon had said earlier to his escort.

Each candidate had his or her own way of campaigning.  Harmon’s method was simple; he politely asked students to vote for him and passed out candy.  On the other hand, Wright went all out.

“I came up with idea[s] and things to do. I didn’t make too many posters but just enough, and I also thought of what people would like,” Wright said.

Wright couldn’t help smiling; she was elated she was crowned Homecoming Queen.

“It meant a lot to be crowned Homecoming Queen of 2013,” Wright said.

Harmon was excited about being crowned Homecoming King.  He’s the first in his family to be Homecoming King.

“I’ve made history in my family.  I’m the first Homecoming King in my family, and my family is so proud of me,” Harmon said.

Although teachers do not vote Ms. Mary Haile and Ms. Deidra Sutton, Student Council Advisors, do have a say in Homecoming.

“I have no feelings toward the winners because I didn’t vote, but I do feel as if it’s a popularity contest,” Haile said.

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