West Branch Homecoming 2022

West Branch High School celebrates homecoming week.


Image/Graphics by Raven Myers

The homecoming court shows their school spirit by staying comfy on pajama day.

On September 21st, West Branch’s annual homecoming festivities began by announcing the 2022-2023 homecoming court. Voting for king and queen took place on Wednesday and Thursday of the following week, and the crowning occurred on Friday. The king was crowned at the in-school pep assembly on September 30th, while the queen was announced at the football game that evening.

Beginning on September 26th, the school celebrated homecoming with spirit week to lead up to the football game and the crowning of king and queen. The high school spirit days consisted of Class Color Day, Adam Sandler day, Pajama Day, Jersey Day, and Red, White, and Blue day. To end the fun-filled week a pep rally took place on Friday morning in the New Gym.

The West Branch Warrior Band performed the National Anthem and the Alma Mater to kick off the assembly. Each of the queen candidates was escorted into the gym by another student. The escorts wrote poems about their candidate that were read aloud to the crowd. Following the girls, the king candidates entered the gym with their mothers/stepmothers. The band played a drumroll, and they announced Landen Pase as king. Each court member made it into the center of the gym to participate in games prepared by the cheerleaders. Winners received prizes like gift cards and goodie bags.

Later that night, during halftime of the football game, the queen was crowned. The 2022-2023 West Branch Homecoming Queen is Hannah Betts, and the first runner-up is Kaylee Wills. The finale of homecoming festivities occurred on Saturday, October 1st, when grades 9-12 dressed up and danced the night away at the Homecoming Dance. The dance was organized by Student Government and their club advisor, Miss. Elaina McClelland.

Congratulations to each member of the homecoming court! Warrior Watch sends a huge thank you to Miss. McClelland for helping plan the homecoming festivities. All in all, the week was a time to value tradition and display Warrior spirit.