Friday’s event in Lexington will begin with a parade at 1:30 p.m. and the crowning of a queen and king at 7 p.m.
The hometown Bulldogs will play the Coalgate Wildcats, starting at 7:30 pm.
The Queen’s candidates and organizations represented are Leslie Barber, softball; Haven Benson, archery; Gracie Bradsher, FCCLA; Nitalia Briganti, show choir; Alexa Collins, happy; and Destiny Free, band.
The King candidates are Tate Collier, football; Brycen Franks, outdoor education; Roberto Garcia, band; Bryant Schivers, executive producer, and Baron Steelman, executive producer.
Barber is the senior vice president of the class. She plays fast and slow softball and is committed to playing softball at Seminole State College. His parents are Kristin and Mike Barber.
Benson is a member of the National Honor Society and belongs to the National Society of High School Scholars. He is a basketball coach and class leader. She is on Student Council and a member of the Outdoor Club and FCCLA. She competes in archery and is active in art and vocal music. His parents are Michele and Garrett Benson.
Bradsher is a student and member of FCCLA and the Student Council. He has been a cheerleader for four years and has competed in sports. She is the daughter of LeAnn Bradsher and Mike Bradsher.
Briganti entertains the show’s choir and is an enthusiastic leader. She is the dance captain for the show choir and alto section leader. She made the NCA All-American team and has earned top honors in every single since the sixth grade. She is the daughter of Kenya Morris and Nicole Briganti.
Collins is the happy captain. He participates in wrestling with HOSA. His parents are Zachary and Amber Collins.
Free is a band member and an honor student. She competed in band, earning top five honors in both solo and ensemble. He attends the EMT program at Mid-America Technology Center. She is the daughter of Heather Free and Darin Free.
Collier plays football and is ranked among the Top 200 quarter backs in the country. He is the son of Julie and Mike Collier.
Franks participated in Boys State and was on the All-State choir. He is in the show choir and competes in archery. He is part of the state’s third best archers. He is a member of the Student Council. His parents are Robin Franks and Johnathan Franks.
Garcia is a member of NHS, band and the Gifted and Talented Program. He attends medical office classes at MATC. He qualified for the honorary band in 2018 and 2022 and was awarded by his church for the high level of education. His parents are Alma Linares and Roberto Garcia.
Schivers joins the show’s choir. He is the son of Tara Harmon and Bryon Schivers.
Steelman plays football and participates in powerlifting. He is the son of Jamie Moore and Rick Moore.
Flower girl and crown were Jordan Thetford and Jonsey Ennis.
Jordyn is the daughter of Tyler and Stevenna Thetford. Jonsey’s parents are Jared and Nikki Ennis.