It was homecoming at Branford High School Friday night, but the celebration began the first part of the week as students participated in a different costume theme each day, building floats, getting ready to crown a new homecoming queen and princess and making ready for the annual homecoming parade through downtown Branford.

Whitney Perry, senior, was crowned 2005 homecoming queen. She was chosen by a popular vote of students in grades 10-12. Perry received her crown from Hillary Smith, reigning 2004 queen. She also received a bouquet of red roses and a trophy.

Whitney is currently the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. She has cheered for five years. She has also participated in Cross Country for five years, basketball, one year, and softball five years. She enjoys cheering at the games, being a teen trendsetter for students at the elementary school, and spending time with her mother, and her brother John Perry. After high school she plans to attend school at North Florida Community College in Madison for two years, then transfer to Florida State University to receive a degree in nursing.

Whitney, 17, is the daughter of Wendy Perry and John Perry.

Sara Keast, freshman, was chosen homecoming princess 2005, and was crowned by the 2004 reigning princess Katelyn Kelley. Her parents are Wayne and Dawn Keast. She too received a bouquet of roses and a beautiful trophy.

Sara is a member of the FFA, varsity basketball, softball, and track teams. She was elected by popular vote of students 6-9 grades.

Runners up in the queen category was Brittany Gill and Erin Tyler. Runners up for princess was Nicole Roberts and Ciera Trisch.

Float winners were, senior class, first place; sixth grade, second place and sophomore class third place.

Winners in the elementary sign contest in Pre-K through second grade, Pam Cassube's class, and third through fifth grade, Vera Knighton's class.

Watch The Branford News for full coverage of BHS Homecoming, next edition.

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