One of the best parts of high school is Homecoming week. Each day of the week has a theme, and it gives students an opportunity to dress up in a particular style. It is a great way for students to show their Colt Pride and it keeps every student in the school involved and interested.
Homecoming week culminates in what students have dubbed “Fear Friday,” where students dress in school colors and attend the football game that evening. This is a game where everyone comes out to show their school spirit, from current students to parents, grandparents and alumni. Friday is also the day where the homecoming king and queen will be crowned at the football game.
On Friday, March 19th, Cape Fear held its homecoming game against their cross-town rivals, Terry Sanford. The game was exciting and featured tough defense and explosive offense on both sides. Sadly, the Colts came up just short, losing in a nail-biter, 22-25. It wasn’t the outcome Colt fans wanted, but the night wasn’t a total wash.
The nominees were selected by Cape Fear students, who voted during the previous week. Each candidate had an option to “run” for court, and from there the top vote getters became part the court. Once the entire court was announced, students then voted for king and queen. The process selects about 10 boys and 10 girls for homecoming.
Every member of the Homecoming court was dressed to the nines and smiling faces abounded. Each student was announced, along with information about their plans for school and their favorite extracurricular activities.
When the winners were announced, the final court consisted of second runner-ups Cole Sutton and Sarah Haywood. The first runner-ups were Ricky McDonald and Amelia Shook, and the 2021 Cape Fear Homecoming king and the queen were Bryce Davis and Alyssa Naylor.
Davis is a two-sport athlete who plays Lacrosse and Swims for the Colts. He is also the Drum Major in the school band. He is respected and admired by many of his peers for his friendly demeanor and positive attitude.
“Honestly, it felt great to win. I was very surprised when I heard my name announced over the speakers. I’m very thankful for all the people who voted for me and I am honored to represent my school as the Homecoming King.” says homecoming king Bryce Davis.
Naylor is a member of the school Chorus who also participates in the Color Guard. She is also a member of the Journalism staff. When asked about being named Homecoming Queen, she seemed surprised.
“It’s not something I really thought about before tonight,” said Naylor. “I’m honored that my classmates thought enough of me to vote me for Queen. It’s really exciting to be out there in front of everyone.”
She continued on by saying “this is for all the popular girls that were never nice to me, how’s it feel?”
Homecoming was a fantastic night for a school that boasts great school spirit, solid community support, and loyal alumni. Thanks to all who helped make the night a huge success!