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story.lead_photo.caption Members of the Jefferson City High School 2020 Homecoming Court, pictured from front to back, are, left, Queen Rose Spalding, Sarah Linthacum, Hannah Nilges, Emily Cote and Reece DeSimone, and, right, King Phoenix Lawson, Maxwell Ntalamu, Kevin Tabb, Wyatt Fischer and Trevor Ivy. Photo by Jefferson City School District

Jefferson City High School celebrated homecoming this month with the theme "Jays Walk the Red Carpet."

Rose Spalding was announced as homecoming queen and Phoenix Lawson was announced as homecoming king during halftime of the powder puff football game Sept. 16.

Dress-up days included "Movie Night Monday: PJ Day," "Stunt Double Tuesday: Twin Day," "Genre Wars," "Paparazzi vs. Celebs" and "Red Carpet Ready: Jay Day/Red Out."

On Sept. 17, community members drove by various JCHS student groups stationed on campus during the homecoming drive-thru parade.

The football game against Smith-Cotton was Sept. 18 at Adkins Stadium. Students watched a virtual assembly before the game showcasing the homecoming court and including a virtual game and performances from Chorale, band and dance.

2020 Homecoming Court

Homecoming Queen Madeline Rose Spalding was escorted by Amy and Todd Spalding. Her high school activities include JC Cheer, Student Council, National Honor Society, Muffins and Ministry, and Astronomy Club. Her high school awards include two years as UCA All American and the Scholar-Athlete Award. She is considering attending the University of Missouri-Kansas or Missouri State University to major in social work.

Emily Morgan Cote was escorted by Deborah and Jamie Cote. Her high school activities include 13 years in dance, two years on the Jefferson City Dance Team, two years with the Nichols Career Center Culinary Arts Program and two years with the Jefferson City High School Choir. Her high school awards include being a state qualifier for culinary arts. She is considering attending Brigham Young University to major in marketing and advertising.

Reece Nicole DeSimone was escorted by Carrie and Nick DeSimone. Her high school activities include four years of varsity softball, three years of cheer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and Muffins and Ministry. Her high school awards include three years of Academic All-State for softball and cheer, the Jeffersonian leadership award, three years of All-District Class 4 infield second team, 2017 district champion and the Marylee Wyss Award. She is considering attending the University of Missouri to major in business.

Sarah Polley Linthacum was escorted by Angie and Larry Linthacum. Her high school activities include volleyball, basketball, Student Council, Muffins and Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Astronomy Club, and National Honor Society. Her high school awards include three years of All-District basketball, All-State basketball, Academic All-State volleyball and Academic All-State basketball. She is considering playing basketball for the University of Missouri and majoring in education.

Hannah Grace Nilges was escorted by Dianna and Bob Nilges. Her high school activities include Lady Jays basketball and president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her high school awards include two-time All-District for girls basketball. She is considering attending Drake University on a full-ride scholarship to major in computer science.

Homecoming King Phoenix Xavier Lawson was escorted by Diane and Scott Young. His high school activities include Tonal Uproar, Chorale, National Honor Society, JC Riot Dance captain, dance and voice lessons, and drama. His high school awards include 2019-20 Best Jefferson City High School Actor, a GPA of 3.5 or higher throughout high school and a Student-Athlete Award. He is considering attending Arizona University, DePaul University or the University of Chicago to major in practical film studios and minor in computer science.

Wyatt Robert Fischer was escorted by Stacia Fischer. His high school activities include Fellowship of Christian Athletes and two years as varsity letterman for Jefferson City baseball. His high school awards include three years of Academic Honor Roll and the Academic Achievement Award for baseball. He is considering attending the University of Missouri to major in business.

Trevor Alexander Ivy was escorted by Lisa and Billy Ivy. His high school activities include two years in Student Council, Student Council treasurer and three years of National Honor Society. His high school awards include Jefferson City High School's selected attendee of Missouri Boys State and the 2019-20 recipient of the Student Council Award. He is considering attending the University of Missouri to major in chemical engineering.

Maxwell Emmanuel Ntalamu was escorted by Nora Maxwell and Taylor Tipton. His high school activities include varsity cheer, senior year varsity co-captain, Student Council president, co-president and co-founder of Muffins and Ministry, National Honor Society, and Astronomy Club. His high school awards include two-year UCA All American cheerleader, three-year Scholar-Athlete, and Sophomore Scholar Musician. He is considering attending the University of Missouri and majoring in political science.

Kevin Thomas Tabb was escorted by Heather and Tom Tabb. His high school activities include two years of National Honor Society, two years of managing the Lady Jays softball team, four years of managing the Jays baseball team and four years of attending First Baptist Church Youth Group. His high school awards include three years of Honor Roll and lettering in baseball and softball. He is considering attending the University of Missouri to major in business.

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