MHS royalty crowned on return | Schools


The Queen and King of Muskogee High School’s fall 2021 reunion each had expectations ahead of their coronation on Friday night.

“I really didn’t expect this to happen at all,” said reunion queen Jazmine Henry, a senior who represented volleyball. “I was never really a part of anything like that, I never had to dress, and most importantly I never expected to have a crown on my head.”

Senior Carnelle Brooks, who represented Spirit, said being crowned King was amazing.

“I kind of thought I was going to win, but I didn’t know,” he said. “I was shaking a lot.”

Representatives from 14 MHS groups and sports teams lined up on the football pitch during the coronation, which took place at half-time in the Rougher football game against Sand Springs. Unlike other Homecomings, this one did not have an escort. Each organization was represented by a student.

Brooks danced in joy when his name was called out and smiled when presented with a wooden scepter.

He said he spent much of Friday preparing for the coronation. It helped that MHS didn’t have classes during the day.

“I started styling my hair. I did a bunch of things,” he said. “I started very early, around 7 o’clock.”

Henry ran to the 50-yard line, hugging his brown dress, when his name was called out.






Muskogee High School high school student Jazmine Henry grabs her bouquet and dress after her name was announced as MHS 2021 Fall Reunion Queen at Friday’s coronation.




She said she started to prepare around 2:30 p.m. Friday. The top of her brown dress had an embroidered pattern and was trimmed with silver. She said she got it at Kimberly’s Prom and Bridal Boutique in Tahlequah.

“They have the most beautiful dresses and this is the first one I’ve tried,” she said. “I love it. It has gypsy sleeves. I feel like a princess tonight.”

Henry said she would like to get a volleyball scholarship and play on a varsity team.

“If that doesn’t happen, I would love to study interior design,” she said. “I don’t know where, maybe in Colorado.”






MHS royalty crowned on return

Muskogee High School high school student Carnelle Brooks starts a happy dance after her name was called out as the Fall 2021 Reunion King during Friday’s ceremony.




Brooks has said he hopes to study graphic design at a college in Texas, “possibly Southern University.”

Friday’s coronation featured organizations active during the fall. Organizations active in the spring will be involved in a spring crowning.

Fall 2021 Muskogee High School Retrouvailles Court

KING – Carnelle Brooks

QUEEN – Jasmine Henry

Representatives

Spirit – Carnelle Brooks

Dance – Mabry Duncan

Wrestling – Dakota Sherrer

Advanced Chorale – Madison Jackson

Color Guard – Alexis Delay

Volleyball – Jazzmine Henry

Football – J’lyon Larkpor

Young Republicans – Alexis Dansby

Fast Softball – Karsyn York

Varsity Cheer – Christalynn Green

Ecology Club – Stéphanie Castillo

Cross-country skiing for boys – Candon West

Cross Country Girls – Celeste Lira

Young Democrat – Alexandra Locke

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