Knight’s “night” at GCHS

Published 11:16 am Thursday, October 13, 2022

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GATESVILLE – There was a sea of red on the field and in the stands on Friday night at Gates County High School.

The school held its annual Homecoming, welcoming back alumni and other special guests during a football game. The festivities also included a dance in the school gym following the game, which was won by the Red Barons.

The GCHS Beta Club sold dinner plates prior to the game.

Kaiya Knight receives the Homecoming Queen crown from Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Public Schools. Photo by Charles Revelle

With the high school band and the school’s Navy National Defense Cadet Corps providing the backdrop on the field, the Homecoming Court was introduced during a halftime ceremony. The following GCHS students and their escorts comprised the Homecoming Court:

Freshman Representatives: Juanita Lawrence, escorted by Steven Lawrence, and Taylor Westbrook, escorted by Chris Westbrook;

Sophomore Representatives: Shalamar Boyce, escorted by DeMarcus Boyce, and Allie Eure, escorted by Brock Eure;

Junior Representatives: Sa’Myiah Brinkley, escorted by Curtis Brinkley, and Rylee Mayle, escorted by Cole Hoggard; and

Senior Representatives:

Shaniyah Davis, escorted by Shannon Davis, Kaiya Knight, escorted by Tracey Knight, Sydney Moore, escorted by Rodney Moore, and Kailyn Wilson, escorted by James Dillard.

Kaiya Knight earned the title of 2022 Gates County High School Homecoming Queen. After receiving the crown from Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Public Schools, she was chauffeured around the football field in a convertible driven by Ray Felton, Chairman of the Gates County Board of Education.