Meet the 2016 Candidates for Homecoming Court
And the winner is….. Miss Mary Price Brown!
Although delayed because of Hurricane Matthew, Homecoming 2016 came to an exciting finale for the Brown family. Graduates of the class of 1991 and 1993, Alton and Natalie Brown watched their daughter, Mary Price, crowned as homecoming queen by her classmates and peers.
“It was exciting to be voted homecoming queen by the student body,” said Mary Price. “It was extra special because my mom was the first- runner up in ’92 and my dad was able to escort me 25 years after he graduated from SCPS.”
The other top finalist included the second runner-up, Miss Star Zhang as well as the first runner-up, Miss Gracen Mitchell.
Congratulations to all of these students. They are fine representatives of our school. Each senior member of the football team nominated one young lady as his representative for the Homecoming Court. From these nominees, the student body voted for the young lady who will be crowned our 2016 Homecoming Queen.
Our first candidate is:
Sarah Allen, daughter of Ken and Patty Allen, is nominated by #9, Chris Dettling. Chris is the son of Perry and Vanessa Dettling. Sarah is escorted by her mother. Sarah is a three-year letterman in varsity volleyball, a two-year letterman in varsity tennis, a two-year letterman in varsity soccer, and a two-year letterman in track. Sarah is a member of the Key Club and the National Honor Society. After graduation, Sarah plans to attend Georgia College and pursue a career in nursing.
Mary Price Brown, daughter of Alton, SCPS class of ’91, and Natalie, who was voted 1st runner-up for homecoming for the class of ’93. Mary Price is nominated by #73, Zach Quinney. Zach is the son of Lisa and Brian Quinney. Mary Price is escorted by her father. Mary Price is a four-year letterman in basketball, a four-year letterman in soccer, a three-year letterman in volleyball, and she also lettered in track. She is an active member of Independent Presbyterian Church, and through her church, she has volunteered for Mission Savannah and at Point Pleasant Camp. After graduation, Mary Price plans to attend Samford University and is undecided about her major.
Katie Jo Calvert, daughter of Roger and Tracey Calvert, is nominated by #78, Chris Harmon. Chris is the son of Chris and Melanie Harmon. Katie Jo is escorted by her father. Katie Jo enjoys playing lacrosse for both a travel team and Savannah Christian, for which she served as the captain her junior year. She received the coach’s award her sophomore and junior year, while lettering both years. Katie Jo is a member of Key Club and the Spanish Honor Society. She also serves as a peer leader for this year’s freshman class. After graduation, Katie Jo plans to attend college and major in nursing.
Jenn Colter, daughter of Dale and Deedee Colter, is nominated by #7, Neil Maclang. Neil is the son of Guy and Cecilia Maclang. Jenn is escorted by her father. Jenn is a 4-year letterman and Captain of the Varsity Girls Cross Country team, a 4-year letterman and Captain of the Varsity Girls Soccer team, and a 4-year letterman in Track where she was a state finalist in the 400m her Freshman and Junior years. Jenn is a member of National Honor Society and has maintained High Honor Roll. She is also member of the Key Club, Spanish National Honor Society and was Junior Class Treasurer. Jenn has verbally committed to playing soccer at the University of South Carolina.
Landon Jones, daughter of Jeff and Julie Jones. Julie Jones was elected homecoming queen for the SCPS class of ’93. Landon is nominated by #11, Joshua Kelley. Josh is the son of Doyle Jr. (SCPS ’89) and Mary Kelley. Landon is escorted by her father. Landon is a four-year letterman in volleyball. Her sophomore and junior year, she received the Greater Savannah Player of the year, All-area player of the year, All-state first team selection, and has received a full athletic scholarship from Georgia Southern University. She also lettered in track her freshman and sophomore years. Landon is a member of the National Honor Society and has maintained High Honor Roll throughout high school. After graduation, Landon plans to attend Georgia Southern and play volleyball while pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant.
Gracen Mitchell, daughter of Danny Mitchell and Brynn Grant, is nominated by #22 Ryan Smith. Ryan is the son of Steve and Tonya Smith. Gracen is escorted by her father. She is a three-year letterman in Drama. Gracen starred as Peter Pan in 2014, she was selected to be a member of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards in 2015, and she starred as Mary Poppins in 2016. She was named “Best Actress” in 2015 and 2016 and was selected “Most Likely to Win an Oscar” for a senior superlative. But not to dismiss her athletic ability, she once scored a soccer goal against Claxton her sophomore year. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was on the Leadership Council for Keep Savannah Clean. Gracen plans to attend college after graduation.
Madison Pope, daughter of Rudy and Krista Pope, is nominated by # 41 AJ Davis. AJ is the son of Halim Davis, Sr. Madison is escorted by her father. Madison has lettered in varsity competition cheer and varsity football cheerleading, and she is captain of the football cheerleading squad. She is a senior class representative and a member of the Spanish Honor Society. After graduation, Madison plans to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.
Riley Pound, daughter of Steve and Donna Pound, is nominated by #84, Bryce O’Brien. Bryce is the son of Dan and Kelly O’Brien. Riley is escorted by her father. Riley is a company dancer for The Savannah Ballet and was selected to attend The Governor’s Honors Program for dance in 2015. Riley participates in the Key Club and the National Honor Society. She is a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and volunteers with St. Joseph’s Candler and the Humane Society. After graduation, Riley plans to pursue a career in Nursing.
Victoria Randall, daughter of Ray and Marie Randall. Marie is a member of the SCPS class of ’85. Victoria is nominated by #10 Evan Reese. Evan is the son of Chad and Patrice Reese. Victoria is escorted by her father. Victoria is a four-year letterman and captain of the soccer team, and she is a two-year letterman for cross country. Victoria is president of the student body and a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the Key Club. After high school Victoria plans to attend college and major in fashion merchandising.
Faith Steverson, daughter of Shawn and Polly Steverson, is nominated by #5, Jackson McCarthy. Jackson is the son of Edward and Heather McCarthy. Faith is escorted by her father. Faith is a four-year letterman in softball. After graduation, Faith plans to attend college and major in pre-veterinary science.
Hannah White, daughter of Patrick and Lisa White, is nominated by #14, Colin Jones. Colin is the son of Randy and Mary Jones. Hannah is escorted by her father. Hannah is a three-year letterman in varsity volleyball and a three-year letterman in varsity tennis. Hannah is a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Key club, Spanish club, and karaoke club. After graduation, Hannah plans to attend the University of Alabama and then pursue a career in physical therapy.
Star Zhang, daughter of Huaguo Zhang and Taogui Liu is nominated by #76, Hunter Howard. Hunter is the son of Mike and Melissa Howard. Star is escorted by her guardian, Patrick Carroll. Star was a member of the basketball cheerleading team and track team her junior year and is currently a member of the football cheerleading team. Star participates in the Science and Engineering Club and is an active member of the Yellow Shoe Crew at the Ronald McDonald House. After graduation, Star plans to attend a reputable university and pursue a degree in Business or Pre-Law.
Home to crown her successor was our 2016 Homecoming Queen, Vickie Brown, escorted by our headmaster, Dr. Chris Harmon. Vickie returned home from Georgia Southern University, where she is pursuing a degree in Business Management. Vickie is involved in Hair Crush and she plans to participate in choral and dramatic activities this spring.
We especially want to thank class of ’77 alumna Lisa Thompson McGalliard of Ramelle’s Florist for providing the gorgeous bouquets of roses.
Photos from Jennifer Haddad