The excitement in the Perry High School gym was palpable Wednesday night, when students and the public gathered for a pep rally and the crowning of the 2021 PHS Homecoming Queen Nubia Torres and King Manny Soto.
Last year’s PHS royalty, Queen Cindy Truong and King Jayson Chavez were present to crown their successors. Rounding out the court were queen candidates Jaylene Karolus, Macy Killmer, Marielena Ramirez and Kimberly Castillo and king candidates Andy Gomez, Orlando Gonzalez, Pablo Calderon and Carlos Sandoval.
The event began with the introduction of the Homecoming Court. The Perry pep band then played the fight song, and the PHS Pulse Dancers and Perry Cheerleaders performed to the delight of the crowd.
PHS Football Coach Bryce Pierce gave a brief pep talk before leading the players and fans in a a three-phase cheer that ended with the football team mobbing their second-year coach.
The coronation capped the event, with the PHS pep band reprising the Perry High School fight song to close the ceremonies.
The Bluejays will host the Clarke Indians at 7 p.m. at Dewey Field Friday night. The Homecoming Dance will be held after the game in the PHS Commons from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.