Homecoming is a special time of year and rite of passage in the lives of high school students and the students of Dawson County celebrated their 2020 Spring homecoming court in a brief ceremony on Jan. 17 during halftime of the basketball game between the Denmark Danes and the hometown Tigers.
Couples representing each class were presented to the crowd, with the number of couples announced determined by the class represented, I.e., the freshman class saw one couple, sophomores two, juniors three and the senior class was honored with four couples.
Due to the fact that all of the males named to the court were members of the basketball team, the evening offered a myriad of beautiful young women escorted to the floor in fine dresses and heels by a collection of young men in basketball shorts.
After presenting each couple to the crowd, along with a listing of their achievements and future goals, seniors Campbell Reed and Sophia D’Oliveira were named the King and Queen of the 2020 Spring Court.
For Reed, the son of Kevin and Teri Lynn Reed, it was the first such honor and his delight was mirrored in a wide smile underneath the golden crown as he accepted the crowd’s recognition. Reed has been accepted to the University of Georgia and plans to major in civil engineering.
In an unusual turn of events, being named Queen marks the second such honor for D’Oiveira this school year as she is also the reigning queen of the winter court named in November.
D’Oliveira, the daughter of Jennifer and Henry Watson and Tuck D’Oliveira has committed to play basketball at Liberty University where she also plans to major in economics before continuing on to law school.