This past Friday, November 6th, was senior night for our JHS marching band and cheerleaders. Our band and cheer seniors this year are Isaac Austin (EJHS), Blake Bender (JHS), Emily Erdman (JHS), Grace Foltz (JHS), Cat Harris (JHS), Katie Hart (JHS), Maysa Imes (JHS), Aubrey Kirkland (JHS), Victoria Koehler (EJHS), Olivia Laub (JHS), Zach Marshall (JHS), Emma Mianulli (JHS), Kaylyn Walters (JHS), Kennedi Whitesel (JHS), and Jimmy Zagurskie (JHS). The seniors this year had what can only be considered an unorthodox senior experience; we’re in a global pandemic for goodness sake. They didn’t get to go to all of the football games and there were no parades, but despite all of that they put the work in. The cheerleaders still practiced their routines and the band still had after school rehearsals, perfecting a field show that they only got to perform for an audience about 5 times. The seniors this year exhibited great resilience and spirit in these trying times. We wish our seniors all the best in whatever they decide to pursue in these coming years, and we commend them for making the best of a their unusual senior year.
Along with senior night, it was also our school’s homecoming. This year’s homecoming court is as follows: Katie Hart, escorted by Nate Swailz; Aubrey Kirkland, escorted by Derek Notestine; Kaylyn Walters, escorted by Croix Beasom; Kacie Wood, escorted by Landon Zimmerman; Katey Martin, escorted by Johnny Dessin; McKenna Hockenberry, escorted by Stuart Dare. After everyone had chosen their boxes, it was shown that McKenna Hockenberry held the white rose, thus becoming our 2020 homecoming queen. Julia Burns and Barrett Walters, the 2019 homecoming queen and her escort, were there to crown the new queen.