Seniors Sean Knockel and Morgan Hudson will reign over homecoming activities this weekend. The two were elected this week by the student body and were announced and crowned at a packed house coronation Thursday.
Queen candidates included Kaitlyn Van Donselaar, Layla Hargis, Zoe Deucore, Morgan Hudson and Carlie Scholtus. King candidates were Clay Grandia, Sean Knockel, Sam Terpstra, Jaydyn Steil, and Michael DeJong.
Teachers Jenna Hibler and Trey Bennett were elected as Mr. and Ms. Wonderful. Community members Ron and Kathi Thompson were grand marshals for the homecoming parade. Ron Thompson works as a custodian at the school while Kathi is an administrative assistant at Lighthouse Church. The Thompsons volunteer with several local and Mahaska County organizations.
Following the coronation ceremony, the cheerleaders, volleyball team, senior parents and teachers performed skits to prepare for
Friday’s football game against eighth-ranked Ogden. Homecoming royalty will be announced again prior to the game.
Garret Lamb and Lexi Van Utrecht served as emcees for the coronation and community pep rally.