By Roderica Sturrup, Features Writer

Keenan held its Homecoming week September 29 – October 3 throughout regular school days. Student Council members and Senior Raegan Crewell, Student Body President, came up with ideas and prepared for the Homecoming week. Crewell was also a contestant for Homecoming Queen.

“I’ve been planning for Homecoming since last year. So much thought and money went into my week of campaigning,” Crewell said.

Senior Raegan Crewell (left) campaigns with assistants Juniors Amber Stone (middle) and Kenyatt Jeffcoat (right). Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Senior Raegan Crewell (left) campaigns with assistants Juniors Amber Stone (middle) and Kenyatt Jeffcoat (right). Photo courtesy The Keenascope.

Other students participated in the run for Homecoming King and Queen. Seniors Kayla Baker, Joi Briggs, Briana Grant, Precious Hinnant, Jaelan Johnson, Jordan Lawson, Jeanette Robinson and Dallas Livingston all ran for Queen. Seniors Evan Gains, Russell Perkins and Stanford Wilson all ran for King.

Only one could win, and on Friday October 10, Crewell and Perkins took the crowns home.

“When I won, [there] was a lot of happiness in my heart,” Perkins said. “This was a day I will never forget, and I’m glad that people actually cared for me. I was worried because all three of us are popular, and during lunch everyone said they didn’t know who they were voting for, but I came out on top after all, THANK GOD!”

Crewell (second from left) and Senior Russel Perkins (right) are crowned Homecoming Queen and King. Crewell was escorted by her brother, Junior Jaelen Crewell, while Perkins was escorted by Senior Quadiedra Jackson. Photo by De'Agea Daniels, The Keenascope staff.
Crewell (second from left) and Senior Russel Perkins (right) are crowned Homecoming Queen and King. Crewell was escorted by her brother, Junior Jaelen Crewell, while Perkins was escorted by Senior Quadiedra Jackson. Photo by De’Agea Daniels, The Keenascope staff.

During Homecoming week students were presented with activity days. Monday was Lazy Monday, Tuesday was Blackout Tuesday, Wednesday was Animal Print Day, Thursday was Pack Thursday and Friday was No Shade Friday. At lunch each day there were activities for students to participate in.

Lazy Monday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Lazy Monday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Blackout Tuesday. Photo by Tayler Curry, Staff Photographer.
Blackout Tuesday. Photo by Tayler Curry, Staff Photographer.
Animal Print Wednesday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Animal Print Wednesday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Pack Thursday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.
Pack Thursday. Photo courtesy The Keenascope.

The Homecoming week planning was a complete stressor, according to members of Student Council. Students and staff volunteered for the activities and incentives. Each student had a different look on the days. Some liked it and some didn’t.

Blue and Gold Day switches it up at the pep rally Friday. Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photorapher.
Blue and Gold Day switches it up at the pep rally Friday. Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photorapher.

“Blackout Day was my favorite day because it was easy to do and fun,” Junior Amber Stone said.  “I like wearing black as well because you can dress it up or down.”

Some students had their own opinions. Students disliked and loved the dress out day that came alone with incentives.

“My favorite day was Animal Print Day because I love cheetah print and the school was very good participating,” Junior Jana Pralieau said.  “We also had a carnival and that made it even better.”

On Homecoming night students, teachers and friends came out to support. Keenan was defeated by Newberry High School. With the loss came success for Crewell and Perkins.

The Keenan football team gets ready for the game against Newberry. Photo by De'Agea Daniels, The Keenascope staff.
The Keenan football team gets ready for the game against Newberry. Photo by De’Agea Daniels, The Keenascope staff.
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