Homecoming can be the most important event for a teen ready to graduate, and F.C. Boyd Christian School did everything to give its seniors the best Homecoming a pandemic can accommodate.
Boyd Christian is a relatively small private school that started in 1979 as an elementary school and had its first graduating class in 2001. Today, it has a graduating class of 11 students in the Class of 2021.
Homecoming dress-up days were in order last week with cartoon/ superhero day, camo/ tie-dye day, Western day, decades day, and finally, students wore their Bronco best for spirit day on Friday. Throughout the week, students also participated in fun activities like dodgeball and volleyball.
In the past, Boyd held a dinner for its Homecoming Court, their families and alumni. However, this year the dinner was cancelled due to COVID and only families were invited for the showcase.
The Broncos played a basketball game after the Homecoming ceremony against United Christian Academy and Boyd won, 69-44, behind a career-high 40 points from Christian Rogers.
“Homecoming week is my absolute favorite week of the year,” Homecoming coordinator Jennifer Moore said. “We have our dress-up days through the week and do afternoon activities that involve the teachers versus students in a volleyball game and so much more. And special thanks to Olivia Rubley for helping decorate.”
The Boyd seniors who participated in the Homecoming Court were Sarah Argo, Cain Buckner, Caden Davis, Eric Nguyen, Jace Oliver, Anna Shrum, Robbie Yates, and Samantha Zahn.
Samantha Zahn and Jace Oliver were chosen by the high school student body and crowned as King and Queen by last year’s Queen and King, Kapri Talley and Brayden Scott.
“I was so thankful that I was selected. I was very shocked and very happy this happened to me,” said King Jace Oliver. “What a way to top off senior year.”
Homecoming Queen Samantha Zahn said, “I was so shocked this happened to me. I am so thankful to everyone who voted for me.”