Nothing says school spirit quite like homecoming. The iconic spirit week, football game, and dance are a staple of high schools across America, and North Atlanta is no exception. One of the most celebrated aspects of this quintessential high school experience is the homecoming court. This year, winners of North Atlanta’s homecoming court were crowned under the bright lights of the big city.
North Atlanta crowns grade level winners as well as JROTC cadets, Mr. and Miss Black and Silver, and the overall Mr. and Miss North Atlanta. Students were able to vote for their grade-level candidates all throughout the week. This year, seniors Marcellus Turner and Amira Jones were crowned Mr. and Miss North Atlanta at the homecoming football game on Oct. 5 vs Northview.
It was a stunning fall night under the bright stadium lights for the homecoming court. Candidates were all dripped out in sparkly gowns and sharp suits. For the Warrior royalty, however, this night was about more than just the glitz and glam. Jones sees her victory as an opportunity to better the school community. “I wanted to be able to have a voice and speak up for those who don’t, as well as help bring us all together as one.” she said.
In a historic turn of events, the competition for Mr. North Atlanta was a one-man race. The lack of a rivalry during the campaign did not bother Turner however, rather giving him the opportunity to get started on his reign. “Knowing I was going to win just gave me a head start on planning what I wanted to do with our school,” he said.
Other winners of North Atlanta’s 2019 homecoming court include: Miss 9th grade Saniah Despinosse, Mr. 9th grade Kameron Smith, Miss 10th grade Kaelin Finney, Mr. 10th grade Jerry Hill, Miss 11th grade Nia Cainon, Miss 12th grade Giovanni LaDonis, Mr. 12th grade Anthony Randall, Miss JROTC Kaela Brooks, Mr. JROTC Jarret Cortez, Miss Black and Silver Morgan Forbes, Mr. Black and Silver Kolton Lambert, NAHS princess Tyneice Franklin, and NAHS prince Tyree Hyde.