Montgomery County high school breaks tradition with gender neutral homecoming court

BETHESDA, Md. -- For the first time, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School is getting rid of labels for homecoming court.  Starting this year, homecoming royalty selections will not be limited to just king and queen.

BCC Student Government Association President Jacob Rains said this a decision that had been in the works for a long time.

“We are just going with it, we are letting people choose for themselves and really choose who they think best represents their class and class’ values,” Rains explained.

BCC is the first school in Montgomery County to lift gender labels pertaining to homecoming royalty, something Principal Dr. Donna Redmond Jones said was completely spearheaded by students.

“It is so essential that the students are the ones engaging in these conversations and they are leading us in these conversations, so that we will continue to look at the structures we have in place to make sure all students are included,” expressed Dr. Jones.

Homecoming royalty will be announced October 7, at BCC’s homecoming