As Unaka High School prepares for its Homecoming festivities this evening, eight seniors wait to see which of them will be selected to wear the crown of Homecoming Queen.
Before a queen is crowned, however, the school will be treated to a special dinner provided by the school’s graduating class of 1993. After dinner, the Ranger football team will prepare for its game against Cloudland High. The Homecoming ceremony, which is sponsored by the UHS Quarterback Club, will, of course, reach its peak when the queen is announced at halftime.
The candidates are: Kelsey Campbell, Jessie and Shanda Matheson, Sierra Garland, Sierra Gouge, Michelle King, Caitlyn Buckles, and Marisa Williams.
• Campbell is the daughter of Christy Carver and James Campbell; she will be escorted by Logan Carrier, son of Melissa Carr and Bryan Carden.
• Garland is the daughter of Wendy Honeycutt and G.W. Grindstaff; she will be escorted by Caleb Buckles, the son of Amy Jackson and Naaman Buckles.
• Gouge is the daughter of Bruce and Cindy Gouge; her escort will be Michael Nave, son of Sam and Linda Nave.
• King is the daughter of Larry and Lorrain King; she will be escorted by Logan Odom, son of Jeff and Angie Odom.
• Buckles is the daughter of Amy Jackson and Naaman Buckles; her escort will be Andy Guinn, the son of Andy and Shanon Guinn.
• Williams is the daughter of Rick and Robin Williams; her escort is Loren Carrier, the son of Amy and Joey Carrier.
• Twin sisters Jessie and Shanda Matheson are the daughters of Mick and Tammy Matheson. Jessie will be escorted by Eli Rasnick, the son of Doug and Loretta Rasnick. Shanda will be escorted by Austin Anderson, the son of Rondal and Debbie Anderson.
After the queen has been crowned and the game is decided, students will be treated to an event that hasn’t transpired at the school for six years – a Homecoming dance. The entire student body is welcome to attend.