The air was comfortable and the energy and school spirit contagious at Barrington High School’s homecoming game on Friday night at Victory Field.
The crowning of homecoming king Ethan Ames and queen Rachel Cross, who are dating in real life, proved to be the highlight of halftime festivities. Other members of the homecoming court included Michael Sangiuliano, Lizzie Iserson, Reid Nolan, Megan Mahoney, Jimmy Thayer Izzy Portugali, Chistian Odjakjian, Grace Flaherty, Teddy Small, Cassie Taylor, Sam Read and Cali Diehl.
The homecoming weekend started with a pep rally on Friday afternoon in the school gym, as the choral ensemble sang the National Anthem and all the fall sports teams were introduced to a packed student body and faculty.
The football cheerleaders performed and videos made by the 14 members of the homecoming court were viewed. This was the first year the homecoming court video-recorded skits instead of performing them live at the pep rally.
Students then voted for king and queen through their Google Chromebooks. Ethan and Rachel's video was a satirical take on Internet trends and was a fan favorite.
As is tradition at the high school, each class had a "float" — pickup trucks decorated and packed with students. The class of 2021 had lots of school spirit and the seniors aboard had mixed emotions about their last homecoming as students at BHS.
"This is the end of an era. We have spent four hard years getting to this point and have built great relationships that will last a lifetime," Grant Friedman said.
Effie Nathan said she was feeling happy and sad.
"This night is bittersweet. We are happy to celebrate together but are excited to move on to the next chapter of our lives."
Aidan Clegg was dressed in a pickle costume and when asked the significance of it, she said, "It's my senior year, why not?"
The weekend was capped off with a dance on Saturday night.
The football team lost 48-7 against a tough Cranston East team.
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