Rayne High Homecoming Queen named, court honored

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HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT - Members of the 2016 Rayne High Homecoming Court honored during Friday’s Homecoming Game were, seated from left, Naomi Istre, Brailey Guidry, Chloe Duhon, RHS 2016 Homecoming Queen Tajané Butler, Jada Castille, Kalon Byrd; standing, Blaire Thibodeaux, Brooklyn Mire, Madison Lavergne, Destiny Alleman, Natalie Alleman and Whitney Comeaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Lisa Soileaux
Rayne Acadian-Tribune

In addition to the Wolves claiming a win on the football field, a new Homecoming Queen was selected Friday during the 75th Annual Rayne High Homecoming Game.
Tajané Butler, daughter of Tashaka Butler and Barry Roberts and granddaughter of 1976 honored classmate Osborne “O.B.” Butler, was crowned the 2016 Homecoming Queen durng traditonal halftime ceremonies. She was presented her crown by last year’s honoree, Whitley Larry.
Assisting with the presentations were: RHS Principal Wendall Prudhomme; Little Miss Mila Anne Hanks (daughter of Mariel Meche and Tyler Hanks and granddaughter of 1981 alumnus Glen Meche; Master Jackson Comeaux, son of Seth and Ellen Melancon Comeaux and grandson of 1976 alumnus Darrell Melancon; and RHS Student Council secretary Evan Whatley.
Completing the Homecoming Court honorees were Destiny Alleman, daughter of Brandy Alleman and Byron Sias; Natalie Alleman, daughter of Troy and Connie Alleman; Kalon Byrd, daughter of Karry Pack and Michael Byrd; Jada Castille, daughter of Nick and Mia Castille; Whitney Comeaux, daughter of Chris and Eva Comeaux; Chloe Duhon, daughter of Melody Evans Goodwill and Leonce Duhon Jr.; Brailey Guidry, daughter of Candace and Craig Guidry; Naomi Istre, daughter of Cristie Cormier and Johnathan Cormier; Madison Lavergne, daughter of Russell and Michelle Lavergne; Brooklyn Mire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Prejean and Mr. and Mrs. Jody Mire; and Blaire Thibodeaux, daughter of Robert and Tiffany Gossen.
Traditional events and programs associated with Rayne High’s Homecoming Week were enjoyed on and off campus throughout the week.
Special honorees during the 2016 Homecoming activities included classmates of classes ending in “6”.
Thursday’s events included the traditional Homecoming Parade. The event invited all RHS classes and alumni to participate in the 6 p.m. parade, following its usual route from Rayne Central Kindergarten and ending at Rayne High School where the annual community-wide pep rally and Powder Puff Game were held.
Also invited to participate in this year’s parade were all Rayne High former students who joined the Homecoming Court who took their honored place.
Friday included a full schedule of events, including: Annual Alumni Reception at 10 a.m. in school library and school tours; Pep Rally at 2 p.m. in north gym; Homecoming Court introductions at 6:45 p.m. prior to football game at RHS stadium; Homecoming Game at 7 p.m. against DeQuincy High School with halftime introduction of Homecoming Court and crowning of the new 2016 Homecoming Queen.