West Delaware will be crowning a Homecoming King and Queen after all.
The high school recently announced there would be no King and Queen this year – instead they were naming 15 students as Homecoming Royalty (voted on by the students), which each of those 15 students to receive a sash prior to the football game on Friday night. Their goal was to include and recognize more students, with 15 students also chosen by staff and named to the Honor Court.
The announcement drew a lot of attention when the story was posted last week on our KMCH Facebook page, with many community members disagreeing with the change in tradition.
However, West Delaware Principal Tim Felderman announced on Thursday morning they were changing that process after discussing it with the 15 students on Homecoming Royalty. A King and Queen will now be chosen from the 15 students on Homecoming Royalty. The King and Queen will be voted on by the entire student body on Thursday, based on the criteria of respect, leadership, involvement and inclusiveness to all.
This year’s West Delaware Homecoming Royalty includes Connor Andregg, Harper Blommers, Sydney Demmer, Jenna Funke, Maddie Hoeger, Brooklyn Lewin, Faith Litterer, Maddux Lott, Nolan Mensen, Grant Northburg, Logan Peyton, Luke Reth, Claire Ridenour, Alivia Schulte and Will Ward.
West Delaware’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned before the varsity football game on Friday night, with the rest of the Homecoming Royalty and Honor Court also recognized.