ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Despite the threat of severe weather during the week, the rain held off on Friday night, Sept. 17 and Brooke Sterling was crowned Homecoming Queen during pre-game festivities of the Bears’ contest with the Gulf Shores Dolphins at J.D. Sellars Stadium.
Escorted by her father, Joel, Sterling was selected among six seniors on the Homcoming Court, including Tru Caylao, Chloe Driver, Abby Larkin, Ali McDaniel and Olivia Weaver.
On hand for the crowning was Anthony Solorzano, owner of Anthony’s Bridal Boutique in Foley; 2020 Homecoming Queen Maddie Cooper and RHS Principal Joseph Sharp.
Immediately following her crowning as Homecoming queen, Sterling sang the National Anthem to start Friday’s contest. She later performed with the Golden Bear Marching Band.
The Golden Bears fell to their 6A Region 1 rivals on Friday night 27-13.
In a ceremony held earlier in the day at RHS, Danny Lewandowski was crowned Homecoming King, selected among six seniors, including Haven Davis, Sage Givens, Jay Racine, Ethan Smith and Dristen Wiley.
Additional members of the Homecoming Court were freshmen Hope Giardina and McKenzie Kendrick, sophomores Chloe Ash and Chloe Hopper, and juniors McKenna Campbell, Anna Katherine Driver, Sami Hall and Madison Pouncey.
The traditional passing of the Spirit Stick was also handed off during the pep rally, but instead of presenting the award to a class as in past years, this year’s award was presented to an individual, Demetrius Miller.
Because of the threat of severe weather, the Homecoming parade, which was to be held Thursday, Sept. 16, was canceled.
The Homecoming dance has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8 at the South Baldwin Center for Technology’s Culinary Academy.