It’s kind of a strange title for a homecoming celebration – Fright Night – but this year’s Scott High School Bulldog homecoming dance and coronation falls on October 31, Halloween night.
The field house will be decorated for the occasion. According to an inside source, it is going to be really dark, with spider webs hanging everywhere.
Homecoming is a big event at Scott, and it has been for many years. Every year, the previous year’s king and queen return to crown new royalty. Last year’s coronation was the 100th anniversary at Scott and many kings and queens from previous decades came to participate is the festivities.
The first African-American homecoming queen at Scott — Janet Quinn, Class of 1957 — also participated and was celebrated. The alumni band and the Scott High School band performed together while the football players walked past.
Another Scott homecoming tradition is the custom of designed and hand-crafted gowns for the ladies on the homecoming court. The girls each give $120 to Scott teacher Trevor Black, who has designed and made the dresses for the past 30 years. Mrs. Black said she always tries to design the dresses to fit the homecoming theme.
Everybody gets excited for homecoming because they have a lot of fun with their friends and everyone is interested in who will be named king and queen.
Keasia Reynolds, Taylor Haney, Delicia Smith, Denisia Overton, and Jasmyliena Martin are running for queen. Stephon Davis and Darryl Varner are running for king.
Scott students are excited for this year’s homecoming celebrations. Here’s what some of them had to say:
John Garner, a sophomore: “It’s my first time going to homecoming, but I think it’s going to be great experience.”
Taylor Haney, a senior and candidate for homecoming queen: “I think coronation is going to be exciting, and I think everybody will look very nice.”
Ashley Stewart, a junior: “I think it’s going to be very fun hanging with my friends.”
Well, this is a just a little sneak peak of what’s to come on homecoming night.
Remember it’s on Halloween night, so wear a costume, or dress up, and have fun.