Homecoming royalty shimmers during diamond edition

Homecoming has been a tradition for the Lancer community for 60 years, this year being the “diamond edition.” But the true diamond of homecoming is the homecoming royalty. Members of each class compete for the top spot, including: a prince and princess for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and the homecoming king and queen for seniors. 

The 2021 underclassmen homecoming royalty consists of: Freshman Prince Noah Orndorff, Freshman Princess Aliyah Covey, Sophomore Prince Ty Easterday, Sophomore Princess Grace Booth, Junior Prince Brady Vlha, and Junior Princess Molly Granger. The senior homecoming court includes: Aubrey Beale, Connor Cunnane, Owen Drenner, Brayden Gregory, Emily Jonas, Kerrin Kelsey, Jack McCoy, Joshua Parker, Claire Thomas, and Lindsay Toothaker.

On October 1st at halftime of the homecoming football game, Linganore vs. Middletown, Kerrin Kelsey and Connor Cunane were announced homecoming queen and king. “This will be a huge memory for me when I get older. As the Homecoming King, I have set an example for the whole school. I will continue to be enthusiastic as I help other people and continue to play my part in the school.” said Cunane. 

The entire homecoming court process starts with the SGA releasing a google form where students can nominate whomever they’d like to be on the court.

A couple days later, another form, including every nominee, is released where students vote for their prince and princesses for each grade. The couple in each grade with the most votes is granted the prince or princess title. Students also vote on their king and queen for the senior class yet instead of narrowing the choices down to a couple, a few couples are chosen. 

In the meantime, the homecoming royalty participate in the parade through New Market and the festivities during spirit week. At the end of spirit week, the prince and princess from each class and the senior homecoming nominees are introduced at the pep rally.