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Homecoming Court 2023

Photograph of Lafayette Homecoming spirit week poster, taken in LHS cafeteria.

As students and teachers are getting ready for Lafayette’s 2023 Homecoming Dance, being held on November 4th, the Homecoming Court winners have been elected by the student body as of October 9th.

With student nominees lining up to see who the Senior King and Queen are, the following have already been selected to represent Lafayette’s 2023 Homecoming Court.

The Freshman class homecoming court winners are Charlie Reed and Ben Marsh. As for Sophomores, Tyler Terrell and Alessandra Montes were chosen. For the Juniors, Elise Caravello and Alan Burberry won. Finally, with eight winners, the elected Seniors are Millie Matthews, Dexter Grey, Peyton Prichard, Jessica Mukhopadhyay, Natalie Butler, Beck Jeffries, Narrah Wilson, and Seth Gladding. Another election will be held for Seniors only that will decide the Homecoming King and Queen, which will be announced at the Homecoming football game on October 20th at 6:30 PM.

To get more perspective on the election, we interviewed Senior Peyton Prichard, who’s previously been elected as Sophomore Vice President and Prom Prince his Junior year. Considering his past experience, Prichard said, “My primary method in attempting to be elected has been to campaign through social media. I’ve really enjoyed finding creative ways to share my experiences at Lafayette and share why my peers should vote for me.”

When asked if he had any tips for future candidates, Prichard said “..to not take it too seriously and make sure you are having fun with it!” As someone who’s involved in Student Council, Young Life, and the basketball and volleyball teams, Prichard says that he’s “gotten to know a lot of amazing people”, and this motivated him to run for Homecoming Court.

“It never hurts to try new things and to put yourself out there. Lafayette is the biggest school in the state, so it can be fun to meet someone new every single day,” Prichard said in response to our question of whether he recommends others to run in future elections.

Freshman Charlie Reed agrees by saying that she encourages “..people to run and be as competitive as possible while keeping it cordial.” Reed states that she created stories on her social media platforms and encouraged her friends to repost them.

“I also offered candy although not many people ended up asking for it.,” she said. When asked why she decided to run, Reed told us “I thought it would be a fun opportunity… But my final decision to run came after asking one of my friends what she thought.” Reed explained that the whole process of homecoming elections has been a good experience for her so far- she was excited to be elected and plans to run again.

With that said, be sure to attend the Homecoming game on Friday, October 20th, at 6:30! The theme for the game is Pink Out. We’ll see you there!

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Anna Williams
Anna Williams, Staff Writer
Anna Williams is a sophomore at Lafayette High School and a ballet major in the SCAPA program. She is also a part of the fundraising committee on student council. Outside of school, she dances at the Lexington Ballet Company and loves to read and go on walks. This is Anna’s first year with the Lafayette Times, and so far she’s been interested in writing about music, arts, news, and sports.
Riley Rider
Riley Rider, Staff Writer
Riley Rider is a junior staff writer at Lafayette. Her hobbies include working as a barista, studying music, singing, and reading poetry. She loves curly-haired cats, coffee, and playing the guitar. Riley is dedicated to discussing political topics, the arts, music, and media.