Riverdale Academy 2022 Homecoming Court

By Molly Seales

Last Friday evening Riverdale Academy hosted its annual alumni reception, football game, and homecoming court presentation. Court presentations began at 6:00 p.m. The court was driven around the track and then was escorted onto the field by a football player, who met the girls’ fathers at midfield for them to escort them off the field.

Freshman maid was Ayla Elizabeth Knotts. She is the daughter of Steven and Pamela Knotts. She was escorted by #2 Ashton Almond and her dad, Steven. Sophomore maid was Kacie Michelle Harper. She is the daughter of Robert and JoLynn Harper. She was escorted by #9 James Wagoner and her dad, Robert. Junior maid was Madalyn Grace Whittington. She is the daughter of Kristel Campbell and Cody Whittington. She was escorted by #6 Landen Barrett and her dad, Cody. Senior maid was Emily Anne Kirkland. She is the daughter of Jason and Carol Kirkland and Leslie and Patrick Murray. She was escorted by #1 Ben Almond, her dad Jason, and her bonus dad Patrick. Football sweetheart was Emma Nell Clemons. She is the daughter of Charles and Casey Clemons. She was escorted by #7 Ryder Huddleston and her dad, Charles.

This year’s football bearer was Joedy Wayne Wiggins, Jr. Joedy is the son of Joedy and Lauren Wiggins and is a 1stgrader at Riverdale. Crown bearer was Jillian Ruth Shaver. Jillian is the daughter of Scotty and Kayla Shaver and is also a 1st grader at Riverdale.

This year the high school student body chose senior Jessie Kate Cobb as Riverdale Academy’s homecoming queen. Jessie Kate is the daughter of Rodney and Mary Vay Cobb. She was escorted by #99 Hayden Hillman and her dad, Rodney. Jessie Kate was crowned by Riverdale’s 2002 homecoming queen, Lauren Adams Hillman.

At halftime, students in grades pre-k through 8th, along with the JV and varsity cheerleaders, presented a fabulous spooky show that was a crowd pleaser. On Saturday night, the homecoming dance was hosted by the Riverdale Academy Student Council. Thanks to everyone who helped make homecoming week 2022 so special and successful!

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