HHS Homecoming 2021

Tomcats celebrate Homecoming 2021

There’s nothing small about a small-town high school homecoming celebration, especially in Brownsville. Despite the cancellation of the coveted homecoming parade due to Covid concerns – for the second year in a row, Haywood County Schools spent the entire week celebrating their beloved Tomcats in honor of Homecoming 2021. ‘Tomcats Got Game’ was this year’s Homecoming theme. High school students and faculty had a fun-filled week of festivities centered around popular board games such as Twister, Cranium, Life, Guess Who and Battleship, then culminated on Friday with schoolwide intramurals that included stack-cup and eating competitions, tug-of-war, basketball and even wrapping teachers in toilet paper. Younger schools celebrated through dress-up days such crazy sock and hat day, career day, wacky day, team spirit day, mismatch day, color day and purple-and-white day.  And the most-anticipated events of homecoming took place under the Friday night lights with the presentation of Homecoming court and class representative and, of course, the big football game. Pictured above is this year’s homecoming royalty (L-R): Kayleigh Hayes, first maid Tiniya Powell, Homecoming Queen Antyonia Simon, second maid Rikkila Taylor, Markayla Jones and Lakiya Boyd. This year’s class representatives were Victoria Reed and Vanessa Littlejohn (12th grade), Addison Doyle and Brooklyn Muex (11th grade), Christine Michael and Morgan Fuller (10th grade), Aniya Estes and Lamiya Smith (9th grade). The Tomcats closed out Homecoming 2021 with a big win over Melrose, defeating the Golden Wildcats 43-20.