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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

Candidates for Artesia High School’s 2018 Homecoming Court pose for a photo this morning at the school. They are, from left, Bailey Pruitt, junior attendant; Sadi Butler, sophomore attendant; and queen candidates Paityn Houghtaling, Za’Leigh Pittam, Kyrah Gonzales and Callie Butcher. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during a pep assembly Friday afternoon at AHS. The girls were also decked out for Decades Day, part of the school’s Spirit Week activities.