On Friday, October 7th, Collinwood High School will celebrate Homecoming as the Trojans play the Richland Raiders. Homecoming festivities will begin on Monday, October 3rd, as the school kicks off spirit week. The Homecoming spirit week theme is “Lights! Camera! Homecoming!” and students are encouraged to participate in the following dress-up days: Monday (10/3) – Hollywood Walk – Dress as a celebrity, paparazzi, or tourist; Tuesday (10/4) – Send the Raiders Back to the Future – dress from different decades or recreate a photo; Wednesday (10/5) – The Breakfast Club – Pajama Day; Thursday (10/6) – The Homecoming Games – Class Colors (Field Day); Friday (10/7) – Friday Night Lights – wear green and white.
Each year, the faculty and staff nominate five seniors to represent Collinwood High School in the running for Homecoming Queen. Once the five seniors are appointed, the students vote to determine the Homecoming Queen. The 2022 Senior Homecoming Court includes Analise Arrington, Kaycee Luker, Addie Quillen, Hayley Siems, and Cimmie Willis. Underclassmen representing CHS include the following: Freshman attendant Kate Brison, daughter of Brian and Brittney Brison; Sophomore attendant Tessa Statom, daughter of Mark and Lindsay Statom; and Junior attendant Danlee Bray, daughter of John Bray and the late Jennifer Bray.
Meet Your Senior Homecoming Queen Candidates
Analise Hope Arrington – Analise is the daughter of Sheron Arrington. She participates in many extracurricular activities, including band, basketball, Student Council, Beta Club, FCA, and Talent Search, and is the Reporter for the Senior Class. Favorite Homecoming Activities: She enjoys working on the class float and participating in field day. Analise stated, “I enjoy being able to see everyone in my grade that I do not have classes with.” What does being Homecoming Queen mean to you? “Being Homecoming Queen means that I’ve made an impact on my school in a way that makes them think of me as a high-achieving student and that I represent Collinwood High School well.”
Kaycee Wynn Luker – Kaycee is the daughter of Jake and Cheryl Luker. She is a basketball, volleyball, and softball team member and participates in Beta Club, FCA, and Talent Search. Favorite Homecoming Activities: Kaycee enjoys the games and loves the energy and support shown during the pep rally, parade, and football game on Homecoming evening. Kaycee stated, “I love seeing all the classes come together to support each other during the homecoming games.” What does being Homecoming Queen mean to you? “It’s an honor to be on the Homecoming Court, and being queen to me means my peers chose me to represent CHS and show my support throughout all sports.”
Adaline Grace Quillen – Adaline is the daughter of Blake and Alicia Quillen. She is a member of the volleyball and softball teams and participates in Leaders in Action, Junior Civitan, and Spanish Club. Favorite Homecoming Activities: Her favorite homecoming activity is field day. Adaline stated, “Throughout the hustle and bustle of our vastly different schedules and lives, field day is the one day of the year the class of 2023 is able to bond and spend quality time together.” What does being Homecoming Queen mean to you? “An indication that you’ve made a mark on your school and a positive impression on your peers and the community.”
Hayley Nicole Siems – Hayley is the daughter of Thomas and Priscilla Siems. She is a basketball team member and participates in Talent Search, Leaders in Action, and Junior Civitan. Favorite Homecoming Activities: Her favorite homecoming activity is building the class float with her peers. Hayley stated, “I love how we all work together to make something we are proud to show off.” What does being Homecoming Queen mean to you? “Being homecoming queen was something I never thought would happen. It is such an honor that people look at me and see someone good enough to even be nominated. A homecoming queen means someone with full potential to be a good role model to all students and treat everyone with kindness, and I am very flattered that I have been nominated next to four other amazing girls who will be standing next to me that night.”
Cimmie Ann Willis – Cimmie is the daughter of Scotty and JoAnn Willis. She is a basketball team member and participates in FCA and Leaders in Action. Favorite Homecoming Activities: She enjoys participating in field day, where her class can compete against other classes, and decorating the class float. Cimmie stated, “My favorite class activity is decorating the float with my classmates to create designs, build stuff, and come together as a class.” What does being Homecoming Queen mean to you? “Being nominated for my class is very humbling, and I am very honored. I haven’t been here my whole life (I have only been here for a year and a half), but coming to CHS has changed my life. I’m humbled and grateful for this opportunity to represent my class along with the other nominees. It will forever be one of my favorite memories at CHS. Thank you, CHS, for letting me represent my class.”
Collinwood High School invites the community to attend the annual parade, which will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7th. Afterward, please join our athletes, students, faculty and staff, and fans for an alumni tailgate beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Trojan Walk at 6:30 p.m. The football game starts at 7:00 p.m. with the Homecoming ceremony during half-time. Go Trojans!—Submitted