Members of the Rayne High School 2018 Homecoming Court following the crowning of the new Homecoming Queen are, front row, from left, Alexis Hayes, Jade Louviere, Queen Taiya McDowell, Sweetheart Camille Boudreaux, Eleana Matte, Hanna Babineaux; back row, Jayla Aucoin, Jessi Cary, Emma Pastor, Janette Wade and Caroline Zimmerman.
2018 Rayne High Homecoming Queen named, court honored
RAYNE - Rayne High School’s 2018 Homecoming activities and festivities came to a close Friday evening as the new Homecoming Queen was crowned during halftime ceremonies of the Rayne-Erath football game.
Taiya McDowell, daughter of Raven Babineaux and Raymond McDowell, was crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen during the traditional halftime ceremonies. She was presented her crown by last year’s honoree, Amari Collins.
Assisting with the presentations were RHS Principal J. Wendell Prudhomme, Little Miss Sullivan Fontenot (daughter of TJ and Lauren Fontenot, 2008 alumni); Master Jakob-Paul Dupont (son of Paul and Paige Dupont, 1998 alumni), and RHS Student Council secretary Leah Colston.
Completing the Homecoming Court honorees were: Jayla Kaitlyn Aucoin, daughter of Dana Aucoin; Hanna Shelby Babineaux, daughter of Mitchell and Simonne Babineaux; Jessi Rian Cary, daughter of Lynette and Danny Guidry and Zachary and Nicole Cary; Alexis Page Hayes, daughter of Nancy and Scotty Hayes; Jade Nicole Louviere, daughter of Angela and Blake Louviere; Eleana Pearl Matte, daughter of Celeste Matte and Toby Matte; Emma Marie Pastor, daughter of Chad and Julie Pastor; Janette Wade, daughter of Jeffery and Sondrea Wade; Caroline Marie Zimmerman, daughter of Jack and Gayle Zimmerman; and Court Sweetheart Camille Boudreaux, daughter of Ben and Fara Boudreaux.
Traditional events and programs associated with Rayne High’s Homecoming Week were enjoyed on and off campus throughout the week.
Special honorees during the 2018 Homecoming activities included classmates of classes ending in “8” highlighted by the golden class of 1968 (50 years) and the silver class of 1993 (25 years).
Thursday’s events included the traditional Homecoming Parade as all RHS classes and alumni were invited to participate in the 6 p.m. parade, ending at Rayne High School where the annual community-wide pep rally and Powder Puff Game were held.
Friday included a full schedule of events enjoyed by the student body and alumni, including:
• Annual Alumni Reception in the school library and school tours when RHS alumni were welcomed back to campus;
• Afternoon Pep Rally in the north gym attended by guests and alumni when Homecoming Court members and senior football players were introduced;
• Homecoming Football Game at 7 p.m. against Erath High School with halftime introduction of Homecoming Court and crowning of the new 2018 Homecoming Queen.