January 23, 2022

2020 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

2020 Homecoming Queen Sydney Goddard (3rd from left) along with 1st Runner-Up Madison Schneider (L), 2019 Homecoming Queen Lily Langley, and 2nd Runner-Up Juliann Carpenter (R) (Photo: Heard High Student Council)

(Franklin, GA) — A festive atmosphere took center stage in Heard County last week as the Brave Nation and Heard County High School hosted its annual Homecoming celebration.

The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of Friday night’s football game versus Central.

The eager home crowd screamed loudly as Ms. Sydney Goddard was crowned Queen by 2019 Queen Ms. Lily Langley.

“I am just super excited and thankful for everyone that voted for me,” said Goddard after being crowned as the new HCHS Homecoming Queen. “I was glad to be out there with those other five girls that I love so much — and I just thank God for this opportunity and for blessing me.”

The first runner-up for 2020 queen was Ms. Madison Schneider and the second runner-up was Ms. Juliann Carpenter. Rounding out this year’s senior female homecoming court were Meaghan Goddard, Ms. Sophia Long, and Ms. Briana Labaff.

The Braves football team members were excited as one of their own, Mr. Alex Boyd was crowned as the 2020 Homecoming King during a special Thursday ceremony at Staples Stadium prior to the parade.

2020 Homecoming King Alex Boyd (C) along with 1st Runner-Up: Dalton Arrington (R)
and 2nd Runner-Up Drew Cornelius (L) (Photo: Heard High Student Council)

Other members of the male court included first runner-up Dalton Arrington, second runner-up Drew Cornelius, Elijah Hollingsworth, White Pope, and Josh Caldwell.

The underclassmen homecoming court representatives for 2020 included junior representatives Aidan Boyd and Camille Gaskins, sophomore representatives Hannah Estoll and Isaiah Martin, and freshmen representatives Natalie Schneider and Thomas Googe.

The homecoming parade took place Thursday afternoon with adults and children alike lining the streets of Downtown Franklin.

Many civic groups, school clubs, recreation teams, and other businesses showed off their hard work on various floats based on the official 2020 Homecoming theme -“Survivor.”

Parade Float winners were Skills USA (1st place – School), FFA (2nd place – School), 8U Braves Football/Cheer (1st place – Community), and HCMS Cheer (2nd place – Community).

Heard High faculty member Lance Taylor was chosen as the Grand Marshall for this year’s Homecoming parade.

Another longstanding homecoming tradition this year included the participation of the younger Heard County cheerleaders from both HCMS and HCPR during Friday night’s game — a 32-13 loss to the Lions.

Marching Braves during Thursday’s Homecoming Parade in Downtown Franklin (Photo: Chandra Holliday)

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