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Maxwell High School allows students almost-normal homecoming

Maxwell High School 2021 Homecoming King, Wyatt Hendrix, and Queen, Laynee Haywood, stand on the Maxwell High School football field one last time on March 4.

Almost a year has passed since schools reduced its normal student interactions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. None-the-less, the show must go on.

That is exactly what Maxwell High School did last Thursday with the presentation of a Covid-style Homecoming celebration.

Socially distanced and masked students, staff, and spectators gathered at the Maxwell High School football field for the first time in over a year. Although there was no game, Maxwell’s cheerleaders made both their debut and their final appearance with an opening dance routine, followed by the traditional homecoming class cheers.

Announcers Janet Gonzales and Sydnee Wilson introduced the MHS sport teams for cheerleading, football and volleyball, all of which missed their entire season this year.

“Homecoming is one of the best times of the year,” said 2021 Homecoming King Wyatt Hendrix. “I just wish I could suit up one last time and play under the lights.”

Hendrix escorted 2021 Homecoming Queen Laynee Haywood.

“Most of my favorite high school memories have been made at homecoming,” said Haywood. “I am very thankful to have been fortunate enough to have one last homecoming.”

The 2021 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned by the previous royal couple, Jilliann Wilson and Trent Hendrix.

The Homecoming Princesses were Rosa Corona, escorted by Raul Quinteros; Morgan Dennis, escorted by Carlos Guerrero, and Daisy Montero, escorted by Tony Lopez.

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