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Homecoming Success 2021
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The newly crowned Princess Jenna Sanders and Queen Mikayla Notaro were all smiles at halftime of the varsity football game as part of the Homecoming festivities on Friday night, Sept. 17 in The Corral. Dennis D. Cruz/The Leader

Friday night, Sept. 17, family and friends packed the stands as Oakdale High School hosted its annual Fall Homecoming event. During halftime of the Oakdale and East Union varsity football game, the school honored its female royalty by crowning a princess and queen.

The 2019 princess Baylee Merrill and queen of 2020 Kyndall Green handed over their crowns to the winners. There were five princess nominees: Mia Manley, Jenna Sanders, Annaliese Stueve, Claire Waite and Brooke Wheat. With her father Jeff by her side, it was Jenna Sanders who was named princess.

For the queens the nominees were: Alivia Antinetti, Alexandra Becerra, Haleigh Humble, Mikayla Notaro, and Reagan Oliveira. The crown went to Mikayla Notaro and she celebrated with her mom, Kim, and others following the announcement.

This year’s male nominees for Prince and King will be presented during the Powder Puff game, which has been re-scheduled for Oct. 12.

The downtown parade on Friday afternoon saw the Junior Class win the float competition and the varsity football Mustangs put the exclamation point on the night with a decisive win on the gridiron against the visiting East Union Lancers.

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The OHS Class of 2023 was awarded Best Float for the 2021 Homecoming Parade. Oakdale Mustangs filled G Street this past Friday afternoon as the Homecoming Festivities were back in action. Teresa Hammond/The Leader