Miami Trace High School named Abbi Pettit and Cole Howland its 2018 Homecoming Queen and King during the Homecoming Crowning Ceremony Friday afternoon.
The assembly started Friday at about 2 p.m. with the underclassmen attendants being named first. Representing the freshman class are Hidy Kirkpatrick and Blayne Ferguson, representing sophomores are Brianna Gozy and Caleb Brannigan, and representing the junior class are Lilly Litteral and Dalton Mayer.
When deciding the Homecoming King and Queen, the entire school is asked to vote on a handful of nominees. This year there were five king nominees and five queen nominees for a total of 10 representing the senior class at Miami Trace High School.
The seniors attendants this year are Jessica Camp, Macy Creamer, Tori Evans, Madison Garringer, Austin Brown, Devin Howard, Trenton Gragg and Chris Walker. Each student was introduced to the crowd of peers and parents while they anxiously awaited the announcement.
Following being named the king and queen, Howland and Pettit talked about how it felt to be nominated and crowned by their peers.
“I am very, very, very excited,” Pettit said. “I think that it is always really important to have somebody who is going to be a good representative, and I am beyond grateful that my peers chose me to represent them and our school. I’m really looking forward to all of it. The game, the homecoming dance, the bonfire, all of it. My favorite day of Spirit Week I think will be Tacky Tourist Day.”
“It feels awesome to just know that all of the students from all the classes got to vote and they chose me to be their representative,” Howland said. “Congratulations to all of the others guys, they made it on the court, they are all good guys and any one of them could’ve won. I think the Country Versus Country Club day is going to be my favorite day for Spirit Week. By my accent I think most would say I am going country, but I’d wear khaki shorts before I wore jeans any day.”
Miami Trace High School will celebrate Spirit Week next week with a different theme each day before the game on Friday, Sept. 28 versus the McClain Tigers.
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