Chew and Giovan crowned as Homecoming King and Queen in Oxford
● By Steven Hoffman
The signs of Hornet pride were everywhere last Friday night as Oxford celebrated Homecoming. The windows of businesses were decorated with lots of maroon and white—and Oxford sports jerseys and various signs reading “Go Hornets!” and “Hornet Pride!” and “Go Oxford!”
Spectators lined the streets of downtown Oxford and near the school campus to watch the Homecoming Parade that featured the Oxford Area High School Marching Band, the Penn’s Grove School Band, the schools’ cheerleaders, the Oxford Golden Bears football players and cheerleaders. There were Olympics-themed floats carrying members of the Class of 2017, Class of 2018, Class of 2019, and Class of 2020, respectively. The Homecoming Court—Kelsey Winters, Maddie Rector, Kacie Steele, Skye Liljestrand, Natalie Giovan, Brian Dorsey, Tyler Swick, Brendan Chew, Matt Krivansky, and Ryan MacNeil—waved to spectators as the parade moved from the area around the Oxford Memorial Park, down Third Street, and to the school campus. The parade participants arrived at the destination just in time for the football game between Oxford and Bishop Shanahan. During halftime of Oxford’s home football game, the Oxford Area High School Marching Band entertained the large Homecoming crowd. The highlight of the evening came next, with Chew and Giovan being crowned as Oxford’s Homecoming King and Queen.
It was also announced at halftime that the junior class float was voted as the best float in the parade. The sophomore class float won second place, the freshman class float won third place and the senior class float placed fourth. The senior class earned the highest number of points during the week-long competition to demonstrate the most school spirit. The junior class finished in second place, the freshman class in third place, and the sophomore class in fourth place.