2020 HOMECOMING QUEEN NOMINEES and class representatives were announced Monday during a special assembly for seniors that was live streamed to school classrooms for other students. Pictured, front row, l-r, Maylee Lopez Rayes, junior; Farrar Bass, sophomore; Emma DeVoursney, freshman; Jy’Nijah Cooper, senior; and Jamiracle Mayo, senior; back row, Rainey Thompson, senior; Faith Gurley, senior; Haley Jones, senior; and Yoatzi Alba, senior.
Cairo High School is celebrating the school spirit this week with Homecoming 2020: A Touch of Class. On Monday, the student body learned who is a candidate for Homecoming Queen and King.
The senior class voted on 12 male classmates to compete for the title of Homecoming King. Each candidate will have to work this week to collect money, and the one with the most will be declared the winner Friday morning.
There are six senior girls who are contenders for the Homecoming Queen crown, and the winner will be announced during halftime of Friday night’s home football game against Dougherty High School.
Senior candidates named to the Homecoming Court Monday are: Yoatzi Alba, Jy’Nijah Cooper, Faith Gurley, Hailey Jones, Jamiracle Mayo and Rainey Thompson.
Rainey Thompson is a member of National Honor Society, KEY Club, Cairo Youth Council and Student Council. She has been a member of the varsity softball team four years and is active in the Cairo First Baptist Church youth group. She says after graduation she wants to pursue a degree in sports medicine to become a physical therapist or sports trainer.
Jamiracle Mayo is a member of Helping Hands club, Art Club and SAGE. She has been a C.H.S. cheerleader for four years and is a member of the C.H.S. Chorus. She says after high school she would like to attend college to become a nurse.
Hailey Jones is president of the KEY Club, secretary of FBLA, has been a C.H.S. cheerleader four years and member of the tennis team for three years. She is a member of Cairo Youth Council, Interact, Helping Hands, Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She says she plays to attend University of Georgia to study exercise science and become a pediatric physical therapist.
Faith Gurley has been a school cheerleader four years, and Syrupmaker Band member two years. She is also a member of Helping Hands. She says she plans to attend Georgia Southern University and major in biology with plans of becoming a dermatologist.
Jy’Nijah Cooper plays on the C.H.S. basketball and soccer teams, and is a member of Helping Hands Club, KEY Club and National Honor Society. She says she would like to attend college and become a mid-wife.
Yoatzi Alba is a member of KEY Club, Helping Hands, Interact, American Sign Language Club and Student Council. She was in the band two years, and played tennis one year. She says she plans to attend Valdosta State University and major in early childhood education.
Class representatives on the Homecoming Court are Maylee Lopez Rayes for the junior class; Farrar Bass for the sophomore class; and Emma DeVoursney for the freshman class.
Homecoming King nominees are Kennison Clark, Caison Faircloth, Noah Jones, Tequan Latimore, Elias Lopez-Gomez, Eliceo Lopez-Gomez, Noah Majors, Bryce Perry, Montavious Solomon, Kiljah Thomas, Ethan Ulmer and Ricky Walker.
Ricky Walker plays varsity football and baseball and says he plans to attend Georgia Southern University.
Ethan Ulmer is vice president of FBLA, and is a member of National Honor Society, KEY Club and Interact. He plans to attend University of Georgia.
Kiljah Thomas plays varsity football, has been a member of the varsity basketball team for two years and says he plans to attend Georgia Southern.
Montavious Solomon is on the C.H.S. football and track teams and says he plans to attend Georgia Southern.
Bryce Perry is Drum Major of the Syrupmaker Band, senior class president, and president of Cairo Youth Council. He is also a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, KEY Club and Interact. He says he plans to attend Valdosta State University and major in elementary education.
Noah Majors is president of FBLA and plays on the varsity soccer team. He is also a member of Cairo Youth Council, National Honor Society, Student Council, KEY Club and Interact and says he plans to attend University of North Georgia.
Eliceo Lopez-Gomez is co-captain of the C.H.S. cross country team, is a member of the Political Science Club, plays varsity soccer and runs track. He says he plans to attend college and major in astrophysics.
Elias Lopez-Gomez is co-captain of the C.H.S. cross country team, and also plays on the varsity soccer team and runs for the track team. He is a member of the Political Science Club, Helping Hands, Book Club and Student Council, and says he plans to attend college and major in biology.
Tequan Latimore plays on the C.H.S. football team and says Cairo High is “a place where leaders are made.”
Noah Jones was recently named to the Under Armour All-America football team, and is a member of Cairo Youth Council and KEY Club. He says he plans to attend college and major in accounting.
Caison Faircloth plays on the varsity baseball team and is active in the Pine Level Baptist Church youth group. He says he plans to attend an aviation program to become a pilot.
Kennison Clark plays on the varsity football and tennis teams, and runs track. He says he plans to join the team at Clark Transmission after graduation.
A Homecoming Parade will be held for the student body on Thursday morning in West Thomas Stadium followed by a pep rally.