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PHOTOS: Dawson County High School crowns new homecoming king and queen
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Senior homecoming king and queen Braedon Hubbard (left) and Blake Smith after being crowned as the 2021 king and queen by 2020 king Max Tierny and Dawson County High School principal Michael Negley. Photo by Clair Hartley.

There is new royalty walking the halls of Dawson County High School. 

During halftime of the Tigers' football game on Friday, Sept. 10, the school named their new 2021 homecoming king and queen. 

Seniors Braedon Hubbard and Blake Smith were crowned the 2021 homecoming king and queen by 2020 homecoming king Max Tierny and Dawson County High School principal Michael Negley. 2020 homecoming queen, Molly Muenchen, was unable to attend the event due to a scheduling conflict with her Valdosta State soccer schedule. 

Hubbard is involved with the football team and bass fishing team. He has started as a defensive back the last three years for the Tigers and was a Georgia Bass Fishing Association state champion last year, alongside teammate Buddy Benson. 

Smith plays for the Dawson County tennis team and is involved with multiple organizations at the school, including the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and much more. 

Every class was represented at the ceremony. Here are the nominees throughout grade level:


Senior Class

Braedon Hubbard and Blake Smith

Zach Holtzclaw and Emma Pelfrey

Zachary Friday and Makenna Allen

Andrew Burt and Ainsley Allen


Junior Class

Colton Rucker and Lauren Kurtz 

Kade Moledor and Avery Yarbrough

Ethan Duncan and Avery Beaty


Sophomore Class

Braden Crane and Anna Ayers

Ezekiel Strickland and Elizabeth Parker 


Freshman Class

Davis Glass and Audrey Collum

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