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Homecoming 2023: King and Queen crowned at halftime of football game against Gardner Edgerton

Seniors Lucy Roy and Blake Powers were crowned King and Queen

Capping off the end of homecoming week, the football team met the Gardner Edgerton Blazers at home for the annual homecoming game and coronation Friday, Sept. 23. The Jaguars fought hard but came up short of the win with a final score of 49-10. At halftime of the game seniors Blake Powers and Lucy Roy were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. 

Quick to share his love for the Valley and his fellow students, Powers describes his feelings towards the Homecoming parade and pep assembly. 

“I was a little nervous because I didn’t know who was going to be there but it was nice to see the community cheering for me,” Powers said. “I had tons of fun making a dance with Lucy and getting to do it in front of the whole school.”

Addressing those who voted for her, Roy explains why she is thankful for her fellow classmates.

“To the students that voted for me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Roy said. “I have been blessed with incredible opportunities at Mill Valley, and am so thankful for everyone that has allowed me to experience them and rooted for me.”

Powers describes how he felt when he was announced as Homecoming King.

“At first I was really shocked and then once it hit me I got really excited,” Powers said. “Especially because my whole family was standing right outside the track cheering for me.”

Reflecting on the moment she was announced as Queen, Roy shares all of the emotions she was experiencing. 

“When I was announced as queen, it honestly didn’t feel real. It happened so fast, especially since I was the last candidate announced,” Roy said. “I was so excited I had won and being able to hug my parents and sisters who were crying tears of joy and excitement for me was a very special moment I will cherish forever.”

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Meg McAfee, JAG reporter/writer
This is junior Meg McAfee’s second year on the yearbook staff and she will be taking on the position of a writer. When not working for the yearbook, you can find her running cross country and track or participating in NHS, Educators Rising, and being a chair for Relay For Life. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with her friends and teammates, eating ice cream, blasting Taylor Swift, watching sunsets, or watching her favorite TV shows on her couch. 
Molly Griffin, JAG social media and managing editor
This is junior Molly Griffin's second year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the position of co-social media and managing editor. When not in the C-101 you can find her participating in Relay for Life or at the MV softball field. Outside of school, you can find her playing on her club softball team, working at Pink Charming Boutique, or watching the sunset with her friends.
Thomas Helm, JAG photographer
This is junior Thomas Helm’s first year on the JAG yearbook staff and he will be taking on the position of photographer. When not working for the yearbook you can find him running cross country and track. Outside of school he enjoys playing golf, coaching baseball teams, playing video games, and listening to music.
Aubrie Barton, JAG reporter/photographer
This is junior Aubrie Barton’s first year on the JAG yearbook staff, she will be taking on the position of a designer. Outside of working on the yearbook, you can find her participating in Relay For Life, book club, or volunteering. Outside of school she enjoys shopping, thrifting, listening to music, being outside, and hanging out with her friends.
Hudson Whalen, JAG reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Hudson Whalen's first year on the JAG yearbook staff, he will be taking on the position of a photographer. When not working on the yearbook, you can find Hudson dirt biking or hanging out with friends.

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