It Doesn’t Get Any Better…

By Christy Suggs

The 2022 Homecoming at RR High School was a huge success! It started off with 2 parking lots full of alumni tailgating. Classes ending in “2” were the honored guest, but many former students came to celebrate. Both Coushatta Choctaws and Red River Bulldogs were well represented. Honored alumni were treated to refreshments made by the RRHS Prostart Culinary classes in the newly constructed Junior High Gym.

Before the game, the Blue Diamonds and Flag line performed before a packed crowd.  The RR JROTC presented the colors and the RRHS Band performed The Star Spangled Banner on the field for the first time this season. Throughout the game, class years were called out and graduates stood to be honored. The RR Dawgs hit the field with fireworks in a spectacular entrance.

At halftime, the 2022 Homecoming Court was presented. Representing the Freshman class was Kinya Gray daughter of Roxie Gray and Kintel Clark. Sophomore Maid was Caitlyn Jones, daughter of Jeffrey Jones, Jr and Crystal Jones. Bryan Danzy represented the Junior class. She is the daughter of Brett and Patience Danzy. Senior maids included Jaedynn French-Solton, daughter of Jocelyn French-Lewis and Jessie Solton, Jr.; Jolene Jones, daughter of Jodie and Phillip Sweeney; and Mynijah Williams, daughter of Chineasha Williams, Marco Lewis and Christopher Calhoune.

Voted Band Sweetheart was Senior Anniston Villapando, daughter of Michael Villapando and Ashley Grappe. Representing ROTC as their sweetheart was Shalayjah Gollum, daughter of Crisa Gillum and Reginald Newton. Ikaria Reeves proudly carried the honor of Football Sweetheart. She is the Daughter of Iversha Reeves.

Senior Leonard Mosley, son of Lanarda and Wanda Mosley, was crowned Homecoming King. Leonard plans to attend college and major in media and broadcasting. This season he has been the voice of the JV games.

Lastly the Queen was announced and crowned. 2022 Homecoming Queen Charity Ashton is the daughter of Sharon Newton and Derrick Ashton. Her future plan is to study pediatrics and neonatology to become a neonatologist, treating newborns.

The evening concluded with the Bulldogs beating Jonesboro-Hodge. And Saturday night the High students were treated to the first Homecoming dance in over three years.

Photo credit:  Jessica Korn Photography