by UHS Journalism students Clarissa Flores and Megan Flores
Uvalde High School seniors Jaclyn Camacho, Delicia Campos and Alaina Sosa will be anxiously awaiting the Friday night announcement naming one of them as 2019 UHS homecoming queen.
Although voting previously took place at UHS, the outcome won’t be announced until halftime ceremonies of the Coyotes’ game against Kennedy.
Camacho is representing the UHS cheerleaders. She is the daughter of Sonya Camacho of Uvalde. She will be escorted by Sotero Martinez, son of Maria Davila and Sotero Martinez of Uvalde.
Campos is the sweetheart representing the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Dolores Campos and the late David Campos of Uvalde. She will be escorted by Beau Gonzalez, son of Teresa and Gene Gonzalez of Uvalde.
Sosa is representing the art club. She is the daughter of Julissa Sosa of Uvalde. Her escort will be David Torres, son of Ben and Vanessa Puerta of Uvalde.
To complete the homecoming court, dukes and duchesses have been selected to represent the freshman and sophomore classes. This year the junior class dubbed their royal couple prince and princess.
Representing the freshmen as duke and duchess are Jarrett Hernandez and Elizabeth De Leon. De Leon is the daughter of Humberto and Marisol De Leon of Uvalde. Hernandez is the son of Justine Hernandez and Sergio Guzman of Uvalde.
Representing the sophomore class are Janell Martinez and Levi Daniel Bustamante. Martinez is the daughter of Adam Martinez of Uvalde and Sophia Uribe of San Antonio. Bustamante is the grandson of Celestina Elizondo of Uvalde.
Prince and princess representing the junior class are Christian Joseli Rivera, Jr. and Gisselle Martinez. Rivera is the son of Elizabeth and Christian Joseli Rivera, Sr.. of Uvalde. Martinez is the daughter of Jose Angel and Nancy Martinez of Uvalde.
The queen candidates and all sweethearts and beaus will be represented in the homecoming parade, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The parade will culminate with a pep rally and lighting of the traditional bonfire on the grounds of the Honey Bowl.
Formal presentation of the sweethearts and beaus and crowning of the queen will follow with the football game on Friday.
The junior class will host a homecoming dance following the game in the high school cafeteria, from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The other sweethearts and beaus for this year’s homecoming include Samantha Longoria and Steven Martinez, representing the band; Megan Flores and Andrew Maldonado, baseball and softball; Klarissa Sonora and Cristian Trevino, basketball; Anna Vasquez and Javier Cobos, choir; Brisa Torres and Esteban Guereca, color guard; Abigail Rodriguez and Jaysky Trevino, cosmetology; Sara Balderas and Christian Weigand, coyotech robotics; Kayden Carrasco and James Nevarez, cross country, and Yessenia Polanco and Orval Lynn Casey, drama club.
Also being represented at homecoming as sweethearts and beaus are Mattie Elder and Matthew Sandoval, for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Karley Stephens escorted by Adam Andres, FFA; Ryan De La Cruz, football; Nayeli Silva escorted by Nicolas Gonzalez, golf; Juliana Garza and Ricardo Almaraz, hi-steppers; Karina Castillo and Justin Garcia, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA); Jasmine Hernandez and Matthew Alderson, jazz; Kathleen Espinoza and George Willemin, mariachi; Tammie Nunez and John Victorino, NJROTC; Jocelyn Bustamante and Shane Medrano, powerlifting; and soccer sweetheart Klara Ruiz will be escorted by Rio Rios.
Finalizing the list of sweethearts and beaus are Makayla Barboza, escorted by Majik De La Garza, student council; Crystal Mason and Andrew Melchor, tennis; Tabytha White and D’Andre Carroll, track; Shyann Dockal, volleyball, and Abigail Ligocky and Jesse Robles, wrestling.
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