Lindaya Brooks Crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen

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Lindaya Brooks Crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen

Lindaya Brooks' parents, Ceasar and Yosha react at the moment when their daughter is named the 2018 Crowley High School Homecoming Queen Friday evening.

Lindaya Brooks' parents, Ceasar and Yosha react at the moment when their daughter is named the 2018 Crowley High School Homecoming Queen Friday evening.

Allyson Schexnayder

Lindaya Brooks' parents, Ceasar and Yosha react at the moment when their daughter is named the 2018 Crowley High School Homecoming Queen Friday evening.

Allyson Schexnayder

Allyson Schexnayder

Lindaya Brooks' parents, Ceasar and Yosha react at the moment when their daughter is named the 2018 Crowley High School Homecoming Queen Friday evening.

Aniyah Anderson, Staff Writer

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Senior Lindaya Brooks was crowned the Crowley High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Gents’ football game against Iota on Oct. 5.

Brooks, who always dreamed of being on Homecoming Court,  explained how she felt about being nominated. “It felt pretty amazing, It runs in our family. My mom and sister were Sweetheart, and my cousin was Homecoming Queen.”
The rest of the court included Sckylier Baronet, Alexus Clement, Hannah Cormier, Football Sweetheart Kaitlyn Guidry, Nella LaGrange, Marcy Miller, Brenlye Reed, Isabella Reyes, Phobee Spell, and  Anijah Williams.

The Homecoming activities began with the Mother-Daughter Tea hosted by Family,

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Homecoming Queen Lindaya Brooks.

Career, and Community Leaders of America Sponsor Myrtle Cain.

Brooks, who had attended this event previously, also said that it was everything she expected.  “I loved the talks that we had,” she mentioned.

During the week, Brooks participated in the dress-up days and admitted that she liked Nerd vs Jock Day the best. “It was a cool day, and I wore sweats.”

Brooks, who rode in the parade in a Cadillac driven by her father, spoke about what she enjoyed about the parade.  “We got to ride on our own cars, and not as a group, so we could be recognized.”

Brooks enjoyed walking with senior football player Jai’rece Lewis for the pep rally.
During the football game, Brooks and the rest of the court were able to sit on the sidelines. “I really didn’t enjoy sitting on the sideline; was very hot and itchy.”

Guidry admitted she was “surprised” to be chosen as the Football Sweetheart by the senior football players. “I was happy and excited.”

She said that she always dreamed about being on the Homecoming Court. “It was just something I looked forward to since middle school. Just seeing the girls all dressed; it was just a dream.”

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Football Sweetheart Kaitlyn Guidry.

Guidry also mentioned what she enjoyed most about the Mother-Daughter Tea. “I liked our talk. We went in a circle and you and your mother said how you felt about each other.”

She also explained that it was and wasn’t what she expected. “All the cute and fun stuff was expected, but I didn’t realize it would be so stressful.”

She also mentioned that she liked Character Day the best.  “I dressed up as Tenisha from Bad Girls Club.”

Guidry, whose grandmother drove in her in the parade, admitted she liked riding on top of the heavy-duty Dodge pickup truck.

Guidry’s date to the dance was Rapheus “Tonky” Joseph.  “My favorite part was hanging with friends and taking pictures,” she stated.

Guidry’s escort for the pep rally was football head coach Jeptha Wall, while her mom and dad did the honors  across the football field during halftime

Guidry explained what it was like sitting on the sideline for the game.  “It was fun and nice having attention on us, but it was very hot.”

Reed recalled her immediate reaction to being named to the Homecoming Court.  “I was excited,” she said. “I called my mom, aunts, and older cousins.”

Reed also dreamed of being on the court.  “Growing up I came from a family of girls who were on the court.  Watching them experience that made me want to be on the court once I got to high school.”

Reed also mentioned what she enjoyed about the Mother-Daughter Tea. “I enjoyed sharing why our moms love us and how we were thankful for them. That was a great bonding moment for each and every one of us.”

She also confessed that it was not what she thought it would be.  “It wasn’t what I expected because we cried,” she admitted.

Brenlye Reed

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Homecoming Court member Brenlye Reed.

ted. “I thought it was going to just be a simple chat, but then we had waterworks.”

She also mentioned that she dressed up every day, but her favorite day was Character Day when she dressed up as “Felica” from “Friday.” “This wasn’t planned at all, but Monday, Marquis Garrett, Cameron Dugar, and I ended up dressing as characters from the movie together.”

Reed rode in the parade on top of a red drop-top Corvette driven by her Uncle Peter

Dyontae Doffney was Reed’s escort for the pep rally.  “I enjoyed walking at the beginning. My escort and I joked around the whole time.  And, I enjoyed watching the other girls walk as well.”

Reed, who is also a cheerleader, mentioned what else she liked about the pep rally.  “Watching the boys play their game and just getting to sit and watch the cheerleaders perform for once,” she said.  “Things are completely different when you don’t perform.”

Reed also spoke about what it was like to be on the sideline as a member of the court.  “It was exciting, getting the chance to finally sit and watch a game,” she mentioned. “It was hot, though, so the only bad part was that my hair frizzed up.”

Reed’s mom and dad escorted her down the football field.

Brooks, Guidry, and Reed would definitely recommend other girls run for the court in the future.  Guidry said, “It’s just a good experience.” Brooks stated, “ All girls are queens.” Reed added, “Being on court is a great experience. It brings a lot of stress, but it’s worth it all, especially sharing the moment with friends.

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2018 Homecoming Queen Lindayia Brooks, second from left, is congratulated by her parents and last year’s queen, Eriyona Brooks.

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My name is Andy Hebert, and I teach journalism and study skills at Crowley High School.  This is my 18th year as a teacher, and I have only taught at...

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Lindaya Brooks Crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen