Hartselle homecoming ignites school spirit
Homecoming Kick-Off was held at the Hartselle High School auditorium this past week. School spirit was on display while each class performed their skits.
The senior class came in first with their skit with juniors, sophomores and freshmen placing second, third and fourth, respectively.
New this year, the classes competed by seeing who could get ‘shout outs’ from celebrities wishing their class a good school year. Shout outs came in from Sen. Tommy Tuberville, James Spann, and actors Lucas Black and Gary Sinise.
Nominations and voting for the court took place leading up to homecoming week, while the young men raised money for school clubs and organizations to see who would wear the crown.
Bailey Hill was named queen during halftime at the Hartselle vs. Gadsden City game this past Friday night. Starting quarterback for the Tigers, Landon Blackwood is the king this year, raising more than $12,000.
Principal Brad Cooper said all-in-all, the candidates for homecoming king raised more than $39,000. That money will go to the general PTO fund for honor roll parties and luncheons, as well as general needs.