Gainey wins SWR homecoming queen

Left to Right: Freshman Attendant Camryn Everhart, Sophomore Attendant Ellie Lanier, Homecoming Queen Kaitlyn Gainey, Junior Attendant Keziah Reed, and Senior Attendant Jylian Taylor. SWR defeated Wheatmore 55-12 in the Homecoming football game at Ivey B. Luck Stadium on Monday, October 11, 2021.

ASHEBORO — After rain postponed the football game Friday night between Southwestern Randolph and Wheatmore, SWR students celebrated the homecoming dance before the game itself. With a big halftime lead over the visiting Warriors, the Cougars celebrated the 2021 homecoming court and their new homecoming queen. The student body voted on the winners.

2021 SWR Homecoming Queen Kaitlyn Gainey (PJ Ward-Brown | The North State Journal)

Kaitlyn Gainey, a senior, was named the homecoming queen. Gainey is the daughter of Stephen and Kelly Gainey. She serves as the Student Body President and president of the Beta and Unify clubs. She is a member of the varsity tennis and basketball teams and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a percussionist on the SWR concert band. She was escorted on the field by her father, school superintendent Stephen Gainey.

The senior attendant was Jylian Taylor. Taylor is the daughter of Michael and Beth Taylor. She is a member of the Beta Club and chorus.

The junior attendant was Keziah Reed. Reed is the daughter of Bob and Jeanette Reed. She is a member of Journey Church Youth, FCA and Unify as well as manager for the football team.

The sophomore attendant was Ellie Lanier. She is the daughter of Phillip and Angela Lanier. She is a member of Greater Vision Baptist Church and helps coach youth cheerleading camps in the summer.

The freshman attendant was Camryn Everhart. She is the daughter of Daniel and Joni Everhart. She attends Brower’s Wesleyan Church and plans to play basketball and soccer for the Cougars.

Gainey was crowned by 2020 SWR Homecoming Queen Natalie King, King is a student at UNC Chapel Hill.

Other members of the Homecoming court were:


Malia Cannon, daughter of Charles and Lori Cannon
Isabel Drumwrght, daughter of Gordon and Christie Drumwright
Caiden Garner, daughter of Spencer and Leslie Garner


Darbee Scott, daughter of Chris and Bobbi Scott
Macy Walker, daughter of Jimmy and Kristi Walker
Micah Wilson, daughter of Lloyd and Faith Wilson


Delaney Clark, daughter of Derek and Bobbie Clark
Sadie Mabe, daughter of Bradley and Jennifer Mabe
Reese Martin, daughter of Chad and Sherri Martin
Josie Perdue, daughter of Andy and Julie Perdue


Kassi Auman, daughter of Kati Auman
Kayley Cole, daughter of Kevin and LeAnn Cole
Brianna Mabe, daughter of Bradley and Jennifer Mabe

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