Eight senior class members from Mount Vernon High School (MVHS) were nominated for Homecoming King and Queen, but in the end, William Corbin was crowned as King and the queen was Eboni Blake. Nominees included: Justin Wilkes, Robert Hall, Mario Coleman, Haley Parker, Alex Kazlausky and Annie Buckley.
Lower-class nominees included: freshmen Gracy Domínguez and Elante Moore; sophomores Maurice Manning, Courtney Banks, Haroula Fukara and Josh Asare; and juniors Gloria Mason, Kiara Wright, Shayla Schaffer, Eric Oboite, Sean Smith and Denario Wesson. Stephanie Doran, Homecoming Student Director, escorted Francesca Littleton as flower girl and Hasina Lewis, Homecoming Assistant Director, escorted Kyle McManus as crown bearer.
According to Joy McManus, senior class advisor, the senior and junior class tied for the winning float. The sophomores were in third place and the freshmen were in fourth place. A homecoming dance was held the night after the football game.
“There were about 800 students that attended the homecoming dance. It was held in our school cafeteria,” McManus said. “The SGA [student government association] decorated all morning. The theme this year was musicals. The seniors did Grease. Juniors did The Wiz. Sophomores did West Side Story and the freshmen did Charlie Brown.”
McManus said that the senior class won the spirit cup competition which was composed of eight competitions: attendance at McDonald's night, Powder Puff football, male cheerleaders at Powder Puff, Mural, Skit, Float, Tug of War, and Spirit Week Dress.