Homecoming Ceremony

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Photo by JoEllen Reep

Seniors Tatum Wykes and Jonathan Wright smile as friends and family applaud for them after getting homecoming king and queen. Former king Philip Ast and queen Madison Pauly stood with kindergarteners Cooper Nichols and Avery Cox congratulating them on their win.

Written by JoEllen Reep

This year’s homecoming was a little different than most years due to coronavirus. The Fall Homecoming Ceremony took place on Sept. 25 at 6:30 pm before the football game against Ellinwood. After much anticipation from the candidates and audience, seniors Jonathan Wright and Tatum Wykes were announced king and queen.

“I felt like royalty,” Wright said. “It was a blessing to follow up on Phil’s candidacy.”   

The candidates were announced earlier this month on Sept. 18. The king candidates included seniors Heath Hilger, Zach Osner, Cole Schulte and Wright. The queen candidates were seniors Karlie Biehler, Kyla Echelberry, Lizzy Curry and Wykes.

“I was nervous,” Curry said. “But I was also surprised that I got homecoming candidate.”

The queen candidates wore dresses while the king candidates wore their football jerseys, which has been tradition for several years. 

  “I wore a pink strapless dress,” Echelberry said. “It had many white flowers on it.”

As the night came to an end, the cardinals took the win with a score of 58-0.