During the week of Oct. 10, Apex High enjoyed our annual Spirit Week to create enthusiasm for our homecoming football game. Each year the crowning of homecoming king and queen occurs; the crowning of king happens during the pep rally and for the queen, at the football game. I had the honor to interview the 2016 homecoming king, Detrich Morrison-Jones, and the queen, Sadie Harden.
Homecoming King Interview
How did you feel when seeing your name on the ballot and then hearing that you were on the court over the announcements?
"I was excited at the opportunity to be on the homecoming court. It was even more exciting when I heard I was in the top ten.”
What inspired your dance for homecoming court?
“I knew I wanted the drumline to play, but Sadie Harden and Shelby Poliachik worked together to develop our dance.”
Why did you pick who you picked for your partner on the homecoming court?
“Well, Sadie actually picked me, and I knew it was going to be fun to share the experience with her.”
What was going through your head the first time it was your turn to perform in front of half the school? And was it different the second time around?
“I was just going to have fun. I didn’t get as nervous as I thought; the second time was much more fun because it was more interactive.”
What was going through your head when they were about to announce King?
“I was a little nervous about the announcement. I was thinking that I may have a chance.”
How did you feel when you heard your name announced that you won King?
“I was so excited. It is hard to explain. I was truly speechless when they announced me; I was so overwhelmed.”
What does the title of homecoming king and queen mean to you?
“It means that you are among the most respected students of the school, and the majority of the student body believes this.”
Did you go to the “last dance” at Apex High? If you did, did you enjoy it?
“I didn’t. I had marching band. I heard it was lit though.”