Jason Krakoski and Lexi Neubauer Crowned Granada’s Homecoming King and Queen

Mia Bartl, Reporter

Homecoming festivities at Granada came to a close last week with the announcement of homecoming king and queen. Nominees for this year’s queen included Brooklyn Passama, Elle Bowman, Skyler Varin, Jessie Hall, and Lexi Neubauer up for queen, while Jason Krakoski, Hudson Sauder, Kalique Cheeves, Jonathan Van Essen, and Ian Quindipan vied for king. 

Last Friday, Jason Krakoski and Lexi Neubauer were crowned homecoming king and queen. The couple’s win was something of a full circle moment because, their freshman year, they were also crowned homecoming prince and princess. Neubauer and Krakoski were all smiles following their wins, “We’re just so grateful for this opportunity and happy to be in this together.”  

Homecoming king was crowned at last week’s rally. At the rally, nominees were announced in pairs, and biographies of each nominee were read over the gym speakers. After introductions, the king nominees each put on individual performances for the student body. All of this build up only increased the suspense as the entirety of Granada wondered who would be crowned king. The rally ended with Krakoski crowned and smiles from everyone. 

Per tradition, the queen nominees were all present at the homecoming football game Friday night, each dressed in matching pajamas. At halftime, each nominee, now in floor-length ball gowns, were escorted down the track by their family before taking her place on the field.  Lexi Neubauer was crowned homecoming queen shortly after, taking her hard-earned victory lap around the track in a brand new Mercedes with king Jason Krakoski by her side.

 After a several year hiatus, homecoming traditions have finally  been restored to their former glory. The restoration of these old homecoming traditions has gone over exceedingly well with the student body as well as the nominees. “I am so happy we are finally back to normal and are able to have preskit and skit this year” says homecoming queen nominee, Brooklyn Passama.

 School spirit was at an all-time high last week, with tons of participation in skits among the student body as well as much anticipation for the coming dance. Needless to say, homecoming at Granada is truly a high school experience like no other, and homecoming nominee Skyler Varin couldn’t agree more, “I love getting involved every year, it’s something I look forward to and just to get to bond with everyone in our class”

Regardless of who won or lost among homecoming royalty, the point of homecoming is to come together as a school and have a good time. Homecoming king nominee Kalique Cheeves puts it best, claiming “It’s all about the memories.”