Culminating a week’s worth of festivities, the Dawson County High School student body crowned the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen on Oct. 11 during half-time of the Tigers and Spartans football game.
Starting with the traditional “Parade of Golf Carts” the homecoming court was presented to the crowd as the announcer read off a list of achievements and goals for each couple. All members of the court were eligible for the crown and are elected by a vote of their peers.
Every class was represented on the field with one couple for freshman, two for sophomores, three four the junior class and, finally, four couples from the senior class. Last year’s King and Queen, both now attending the University of Georgia, were on hand to pass their crowns to this year’s winners.
Senior Brody Howell, son of Bradley and Kelly Fowler, was announced as the 2019 Homecoming King to the delight of the crowd. An active member of the DCHS football and basketball teams, Howell plans to go to college and play football after graduation.
“I was very shocked to hear my name called,” Howell said. “It’s pretty cool to be voted in by my peers and to get to represent the school.”
To her shock and delight, senior Sophia D’Oliveira was named the 2019 Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Tuck D’Oliveira and Jennifer and Henry Watson. D’Oliveira is a member of the FCA, Student Government, FCCLA and the National Honor Society. In addition to her academic honors, Sophia is the captain of the Lady Tigers’ varsity basketball team. Her post high school plans include pursuing a major in Economics and then attending Law School.
“I was really shocked, but it was a great thing to experience.” D’Oliveira said. “What an amazing memory to have.”