PHS celebrates homecoming

Thursday, October 9, 2008
The 2008 PHS homecoming court and their escorts included, from left: Front--attendant Kaitliln Williams, daughter of Sam and Melissa Williams and John Ford Hendrix, son of David and Colbi Hendrix. Middle--Hunter French, Allison Gurley, Alyssa Kennedy, Penny McCluskey, Danielle Tompkins, queen Elise Watson, volleyball beau Kalem Rouse, Emily Innes, Taylor Coomer, Arielle Cate, Misti Corter and Taylor Davis. Back--Ridge Holifield, Jacob Massey, Adam Carpenter, Wes Wood, Josh Moore, Cody Holcomb, Kenna Dennis, Daniel Baldwin, Michael Morgan, Kaitlin Morgan, Jim Threatt, Josh Pitts, Rob Rice, Justin Howell, Travis Faughn, Gage Langley and Connor Rodery. (Times photo/Tim Blair)

Homecoming for 2008 was marked at Piggott High School last week, with a full week of activities leading up to the annual football game at Parker Field.

This year the Mohawks hosted the unbeaten Earle Bulldogs and sustained their first conference loss. More details on the game may be found in this week's sports section on page 13.

On the positive side, this year's homecoming week activities were held under near-perfect weather conditions, including the football game Friday night.

Last Friday morning this year's homecoming queen, Elise Watson, daughter of Todd and Liz Watson, was introduced at the annual royalty assembly at PHS along with her court.

This year's seventh grade maid was Taylor Davis, daughter of Troy and Julie Banning, and eighth grade maid was Hunter French, daughter of Gary and Laura French.

The freshman maids for 2008 were Misti Corter, daughter of Scott and Laura Corter, and Allison Gurley, daughter of Kevin and Tracy Gurley; the sophomore maids were Arielle Cate, daughter of Renee Hicks and Royce Cate, and Alyssa Kennedy, daughter of Annetta Kennedy and John Kennedy; the junior maids were Taylor Coomer, daughter of Dane and Tonya Coomer, and Penny McCluskey, daughter of Tim and Della McCluskey; senior maid was Emily Innes, daughter of Tammy Taylor and Scott and Jodie Innes, and the senior maid of honor was Danielle Tompkins, daughter of Kathy Tompkins.

The 2008 Lady Mohawk volleyball beau was Kalem Rouse, son of Rodney and Kim Rouse. He was escorted by Lady Mohawks Kaitlin Morgan and Kenna Dennis.

This year's homecoming queen attendants were Kaitlin Williams, daughter of Sam and Melissa Williams, and John Ford Hendrix, son of David and Colbi Hendrix.

The annual homecoming parade was also held Friday afternoon, with the senior class taking top honors in the float competition. The seniors' entry "Grill the Dogs," was awarded first place in the float category, while the sophomore class took second with "Goodbye Earle" and the eighth grade class took third with their "Shot of Defeat" entry.

The entry by the FCCLA, "Mighty Mo says Dogs Gotta Go," took first place in the banner contest, second went to the eighth grade's "Shot of Defeat" and third was awarded to the Art Club for their "Bust the Bulldogs" banner.

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