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2023 Homecoming Week at CHS ‘Putting the Hornets on the Map!’

Many activities will take place during Homecoming Week at Cook High School, September 18-22. This year’s theme is “Putting the Hornets on the Map!”

The students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their spirit by participating in the following dress-up days: Monday – “Don’t Get Lost in the Crowd” (dress in neon colors), Tuesday – “Pajama Passport Party” (pajama day), Wednesday – “Never Wander Alone” (Rhyme Without Reason – duo or group costumes must rhyme), Thursday – “It’s Time to Relax!” (Hawaiian or beach attire), and Friday will be “The Best Journey Takes you Home” Day – (12th/white, 11th/black, 10th/gold, 9th/gray).

Also, thank you to the local businesses for allowing the classes to work on floats at their facilities after business hours the week of Homecoming. 

The parade will be on Thursday, September 21st, starting at 7:00 pm with the grade levels decorating with the following big cities around the world: 12th/New York City; 11th/Rio de Janeiro; 10th/Las Vegas; and 9th/New Orleans. 

The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, September 23, from 7:00-11:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Tickets for the dance will be purchased at the door for $15 per person. Students with dates who do not attend Cook High School must present a waiver signed by the CHS Administration prior to the dance. These forms can be picked up in the front office of Cook High School through Wednesday, September 20th. The students will present these forms as they purchase the tickets at the door on the night of the dance.

12th Grade L-R: Detetria Collier, Emily Eisenhower, Nely Fernandez, Jamya Jackson, Amari Mapps

Students voted on the Homecoming Court prior to the week of Homecoming. Each underclassman class has three girls representing their class. The girl who received the most votes in the underclassmen grades is considered the class attendant and the two runner-ups are representatives. The seniors have five girls representing the Class of 2024. All girls will participate in the Homecoming Pep Rally and Parade, but only the attendants and queen candidates will be presented during the half-time festivities at the football game on Friday, September 22nd. 

The game against the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets begins at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Veterans Field at Cook Memorial Stadium. 

Congratulations to the following seniors for being selected as the 2023 Homecoming Queen Candidates. The candidates include Demetria Collier, daughter of Demetric Collier; Emily Eisenhower, daughter of Josh Eisenhower and Christin Eisenhower; Nelly Alexandra Fernandez, daughter of Leni and Fernando Fernandez; Jamya M. Jackson, daughter of Markeish Williams and Janette Jackson; and Amari Mapps, daughter of Capenser and Cendra Delva.

11th Grade L-R: Cambree Hargraves, Autumn Daniels (Attendant), Jania Webb

The queen will be crowned during half-time at Friday night’s football game against Jeff Davis County. For the pep rally, the ladies of the Homecoming Court chose gentlemen in their respective classes to escort them: Demetria will be escorted by Kee McKever; Emily will be escorted by Gabriel Wilcox; Nely will be escorted by Christian Briones; Jamya will be escorted by Nitwan Rooks; and Amari will be escorted by Aiden Lester.

Representing the 11th grade class are: Autumn Daniels (Attendant), daughter of Derieck and Jordann Daniels; Cambree Hargraves (Representative), daughter of Greg Hargraves and Mandy Thornton; and Jania Webb (Representative), daughter of Tonia Webb. Escorts for the pep rally are as follows: Autumn will be escorted by Jed Rountree; Cambree will be escorted by Tucker Rountree; and Jania will be escorted by Tyler Walton. 

10th Grade L-R: Kennedi McMillian, Kamea Brown (Attendant), Ashli Williams

Representing the 10th grade class are: Kamea Arie Brown (Attendant), daughter of Mitchell and Tarnesha Brown; Kennedi McMillian (Representative), daughter of Nakima Hendley; and Ashli Williams (Representative), daughter of Dr. Gerald and Dr. Joi Williams. Escorts for the pep rally are as follows: Kamea  will be escorted by Isaac Paige; Kennedi will be escorted by MJ (Mastafa) Tippins; and Ashli will be escorted by Jonathan McDaniel.

Representing the 9th grade class are: Shaniria McCormick (Attendant), daughter of Robert and Tabitha McCormick; Yamari James (Representative), daughter of Shakira Waldon and Brian James; and Julia Elizabeth Joiner (Representative), daughter of Jay and Dr. Marie Joiner. Escorts for the pep rally are as follows: Shaniria will be escorted by Karron Blackwell; Yamari will be escorted by Malcolm Merrit, Jr.; and Julia will be escorted by Ty Herrin.

9th Grade L-R: Yamari James, Shaniria McCormick (Attendant), Julia Joiner


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