Dayton, Hardin and Tarkington crown homecoming royalty

Mckenzie Lujan smiles for photos after being crowned Dayton High School's homecoming queen on Friday.

A week of suspense for Dayton, Hardin and Tarkington high school students came to an end Friday night with the crowning of each school’s homecoming royalty.

The Dayton Broncos’ game against Barbers Hill was highlighted with the crowning of Mckenzie Lujan as homecoming queen. She was escorted to the field by her father.

Darius White and Jaci Sims are the 2018 Hardin Homecoming King and Queen. (Photo by Angel Rick Leal)

During halftime of Hardin’s game against Warren, Darius White and Jaci Sims shared the spotlight at the 50-yard-line as they were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.

Joko Sullivan and Jacey Hoppes are the Tarkington High School homecoming king and queen for 2018. (Photo by Sean Jones)

Tarkington’s game against Hamshire-Fannett included halftime homecoming festivities and to crown Joko Sullivan and Jacey Hoppes as king and queen.

Photographer Angel Rick Leal provided the photo from the Hardin game while photographer Sean Jones provided the photo from the Tarkington game.

The photo from the Dayton game was taken by yearbook staff and organized by Dayton ISD staff Elanie Rosser, yearbook teacher, and Travis Young, public information officer and director of student services.


Editor’s note: Photographers graciously shared their photos with Bluebonnet News for the benefit of our readers and the honored students. 



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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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