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Students at Cairo High School are celebrating Homecoming this week and kicked off the festivities Monday with the announcement of the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen nominees.
Students will mark the week with a special “dress-up” day each day, then on Thursday, they will share the Syrupmaker spirit with the community during a parade through downtown Cairo beginning at 5 p.m. The parade begins at First United Methodist Church then proceeds up Broad Street to the Grady County Courthouse.
The homecoming football game against the Dougherty High School Trojans kicks off Friday at West Thomas Stadium at 7:30 p.m. and, during halftime, the Homecoming Queen will be crowned. A dance at the school Saturday night will cap off the festivities.
Senior girls who are nominees for Homecoming Queen are Makayla Mobley, a member of the Cairo High band, CYC, Key Club and Student Council; Amaya Gordon, a varsity cheerleader and member of C.H.S. soccer team, FBLA, National Honor Society and Student Council; Yasmyn Hopkins, cheerleader for three years and member of the C.H.S. band, Student Council, FBLA, CYC and Sage Club; Abby Welch, member of VOICES of Cairo Show Choir, CYC, FBLA and winner of the C.H.S. National Honor Society Talent Show; Hannah Jo Gibson, cheerleader and member of C.H.S. band, Key Club, CYC and National Honor Society; and Faith Tise, majorette, member of C.H.S. soccer team, band, SAGE Club and National Honor Society.
A representative from each class was also announced to serve on the homecoming court. Yoatzi Alba is the junior representative. Alba is a member of Student Council, Helping Hands Club, ASL Club, C.H.S. Band and the tennis team. Sophomore representative Nikiyah Brown is a varsity cheerleader and member of the Student Council. Ti’yona Greene is the freshman representative and is a cheerleader and member of the C.H.S. band, SAGE Club and FBLA.
Voted on by the senior class, there are 10 nominees for Homecoming King. Each will campaign during the week and collect money. The candidate with the most money wins the crown, which will be announced during Friday’s Pep Rally.
Maurice Chin plays for the Syrupmaker football team; Kobe Smart plays on the football team; J.T. Andrews plays on the baseball team, serves on Student Council and is a member of FCA, CYC and National Honor Society; Ernest Taylor plays on the football team and is a member of the SAGE Club; Tanner Collier plays on the baseball team, is a member of FFA and CYC and works as a Grady EMC lineman; Matthew Peters plays on the football team and is a member of National Honor Society, CYC, SAGE Club and Key Club; Eli Pyrz is on both the school’s football and wrestling teams, serves on the Student Council and is a member of National Honor Society, FBLA, Key Club and Interact Club; Calvin Issac is on both the school’s football and basketball teams, runs track and is a member of SAGE Club; Garrett Gainous is on the baseball team and is a member of Key Club, CYC, FFA and FCA; Marquii Lovejoy is on Cairo High’s football team, basketball team and track team and is a member of FFA.
Money raised by the homecoming king candidates will help finance future homecoming events and PBIS Student of the Week rewards.