By Kyandra Simmons, News Writer

The week of January 25-29 was Keenan’s Coming Home week; it was an exciting week for students.  Fun lunch activities, lots of campaigning, candy and snacks and the pep rally that the Student Council put together with the help of Mrs. Deidra Pompey, Student Council Sponsor.

The theme for the week was “The Mixtape.” Each day of the week had its own song title. Monday was “Look at my Dab,” where students showed their stylish sides by dressing to impress; Tuesday was “Best Friend” twin day where students dressed alike; Wednesday was “March Madness,” where students dressed in college apparel; Thursday was “Scholarships,” where students showed their nerdy sides; and Friday was “Feeling Like a Raider” game day where students dressed in blue and gold attire.

The performers to fit the theme of the Coming Home week were Katera, who performed the guitar, and rappers Young Rezno, Roc, Yella, and Mo Beatz.

“Coming Home week was the best pep rally I’ve ever experienced since I been here for the past two years,” Sophomore Kyland Oxner said.

Junior girls running for Princess were Carrington Jones, Yasmine Mahomed and Keyona Peters. Junior boys running for Prince were Sanchez Lorick and Joshua Hall.

Contestants worked hard for their shot at the crown.

“I placed a vote for Sanchez and Keyona because they went hard all week, they had t-shirts, they were convincing everyone why they should get their vote, and they were putting their all into it,” Freshman Jaymar Simmons said.

The winners of the Coming Home Prince and Princess were announced at halftime during the Keenan vs. Pelion varsity basketball game.

Lorick and Peters were more than happy to take the sash and crowns as they smiled happily in front of the crowd.

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Coming Home candidate Sanchez Lorick (right) is escorted by Junior Zydrinna Eargle (left). Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photographer.

“My biggest fear was losing; I felt like I put my all into running for this position, and that I deserve it not to be cocky or anything,” Lorick said while laughing.

According to Peters, deciding to run together was the toughest idea that they had ever came up with.

“We didn’t know the process or who was running, we were both afraid to lose,” Peters said. “It was a great experience I may have a chance of winning Home Coming my senior year.”

As students ended Spirit Week, the talk still goes on about the fun pep rally and the performers.

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Coming Home candidate Keyona Peters (left) is escorted by Junior Tariq Simmons (right). Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photographer.
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