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Jalisa Brooks was crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen and Kenneth Davis Jr. was recognized as Homecoming King by HCHS Principal Michael Lewis during halftime of the Comets’ Friday football game with Patrick County.
SoVaNow.com / October 22, 2018
Senior Jalisa Brooks, daughter of Lisa and James Brooks, was named 2018 Homecoming Queen at Halifax County High School during halftime festivities in the Comets’ 38-7 win over Patrick County Friday night. Crowned as Homecoming King was Kenneth Davis Jr., son of Michelle Woodall and Kenneth Davis Sr.

Brooks enjoys basketball and singing at her church. Her extracurricular activities include serving on the Student Council and being a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating high school, Brooks plans to attend either VCU or UVA to major in accounting.

She enjoys helping people, especially the elderly and young children, and she volunteers at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and the Woodview Nursing Home.

Homecoming King Kenneth Davis Jr. enjoys fishing, running track, playing football and riding four wheelers. He plans to go to college and become an athletic trainer.

Also named to the Homecoming Court was Akiah Clauden, daughter of Danyell Brandon and Bryant Clauden. She enjoys doing make-up, taking selfies, chilling with friends and doing hair. She plans to finish school in December and take a few classes in the spring at DCC. She then wants to attend Norfolk State University in the fall and become a Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys dressing differently from others and has a unique wardrobe and style.

Clauden was escorted by Zachary Perkins, son of Melissa and William Perkins. He enjoys playing Fortnite, listening to music, mowing grass at his church, playing with his dogs and playing the piano. He is a member of the high school swim team and plans to go to DCC to get his associate degree, then hopes to then attend Liberty University to become a preacher and an athletic trainer.

Another member of the senior class on the Homecoming Court was Courtney Craig, daughter of the late Chandra Womack and James Craig. She enjoys tennis, going to the gym and photography. She is on the tennis team and is a member of DECA, FBLA and YOVASO and the HCHS Ace scholastic bowl team.

She was escorted by Otis Slayton Jr., son of Lisa and Otis Slayton, Sr. He enjoys the outdoors, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. He plays varsity football, varsity basketball and runs track and field. He plans to attend college and pursue a career in sport administration and management.

A fourth member of the senior class on the Homecoming Court was Jillian Crews, daughter of Karen and Todd Crews. She enjoys playing soccer, kayaking and painting. She is a member of the varsity girls soccer team and is president of the school’s National Honor Society. An employee of Delegate James Edmunds, she is an active church member and leader at Jesus Camp. She hopes to be a child life specialist at Duke Hospital.

Crews was escorted on the Homecoming Court by Tyler Mabe, son of Melissa and Paul Mabe. He enjoys baseball and wrestling as a member of the varsity baseball and captain of the varsity wrestling team. He plans to go to Virginia Tech and get a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

A junior member of the court was Zoe Talley, daughter of Stephanie Talley who enjoys socializing with family and friends, playing with animals and shopping. She was a member of the competitive cheer and dance group and is on the swim team. She plans to attend Longwood University. Zoe was escorted by friend Kube Epps.

The other member of the junior class on the court was Mandy Lewis, daughter of Becky and Ricky Lewis. She enjoys riding four wheelers, hunting, fishing, camping and going to the lake. She was on the school soccer and basketball teams. Her future plans call for to attend college and become a physical therapist.

Members of the sophomore court were Victoria Lewis, daughter of Leslie and Steve Lewis, who participated in the sideline cheer group.

The other sophomore member of the court was Navaeh Hodges, daughter of Shanetta and Kenneth Hodges who participated in football, basketball and competitive cheer. She hopes to enroll in Harvard University and become a criminal defense attorney.

Members of the freshman class who were in the court were Emma Dalton, daughter of Jamey Harris and Brandon Dalton. She is a member of the Junior Honor Society and the dance team and the Comets Against Cancer group.

The other freshman member was Ashlyn Strickland who likes to dance. She also volunteers at the local hospital and Woodview Nursing Home.

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