|The 2015 Homecoming at Sloan-Hendrix took place
in the Bill McCurley Gymnasium on Friday, December 11. The
theme of this year’s event was “Once uPAWn a Greyhound”. Dress
up days for the week leading up to the big day included College Gear
Day, Just Keep Swimming Day, Disney Day, Tacky Tourist Day, and
Black and Gold / Mouse Ears / Homecoming T-shirt Day. The Pep
Rally took place on Friday afternoon and featured some old favorites
like the Granny’s Panties Race and some new events like the maids
and escorts obstacle course. The senior class won the spirit
stick which they presented to Brenten Cox. The Junior and
Senior Greyhounds and the Senior Lady Hounds took on the Bears of
Mammoth Spring for the evening basketball games. All
Sloan-Hendrix teams were victorious! The senior boy's game was
especially a nail biter, coming down to a free throw shot by Tyler
Murphy to give the victory to the hounds, 68-67. The
traditional Homecoming Ceremony took place following the first game.
Openers were Bailey Bradley and Jonathan Davis who introduced the
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, Zack Taylor and Brittany Gosha.
Crowners for the event were Carla Mitchell and Alyssa Nichols.
The Homecoming Pages were Gatlin Bice, Trinity Ingram, Lacy Liscomb,
and Jenner Cameron. The maids and their escorts were introduced to the crowd: 7th
grade-Chloe Young and Garret Morris, 8th grade-Savannah Nichols and
Corey Hill, 9th grade-Maddyson Lamb and Logan Dail, 10th grade-Abbey
Vance and Carter Vance, 11th grade-Cortney Winston and Matt Wilkins,
and 12th grade-Jade Hickman and Nathan DeShazo. Maddyson Lamb
was crowned the Junior Homecoming Queen and Abbey Vance was crowned
the Senior Homecoming Queen. Student Council President and
Senior Jessie Powell said “We worked really hard for a long time on
the decorations this year and they came out marvelous. It’s
really amazing how much planning and work goes into something like
this.” A student dance followed the ball games.
Photos by Haley Lingenfelter and Karlie Brigman.