Verona High School homecoming underway this week

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Voting will take place today for homecoming royalty at Verona High School. Students in the royal court are pictured. Front row from left: junior Gwenyth Henson; seniors Madeleine Comas, Hannah Heseman and Kat Tarkington; sophomore Ashley Freiburger and freshman Paige Bauer. Back row: junior Kolton Pinkly; seniors Rodrigo Salas, Sergio Ortega and Dustin Prier; sophomore Riley Carey and freshman Dillin Shrum. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

Students to elect king, queen to reign over McAuley game

Verona High School is celebrating homecoming this week, building up to the basketball showdown with McAuley Catholic High School on Friday.

“Candyland” is the theme for the week’s activities, sponsored by the Student Council.

Spirit Week activities included PJ Day on Monday, where students dressed in publicly appropriate pajamas for school, Hat Day on Tuesday, Meme Day today as students create visual messages, and a Clan Color Competition on Thursday. Friday will be Spirit Day, when students dress in school colors.

Each class selected candidates for a royal court. Three boys and three girls were chosen from the senior class, and from them students are voting today to name a king and queen.

The queen candidates are Madeleine Comas, daughter of Jorge and Arminda Comas; Hannah Heseman, daughter of Tim and Sherri Heseman; and Kat Tarkington, daughter of Brandy and Jay Tarkington.

The king candidates are Rodrigo Salas, son of Nancy and Ranulfo Salas; Sergio Ortega, son of Sergio and Norma Ortega; and Dusty Prier, son of Rose and Donald Prier.

Juniors in the royal court are Gwenyth Henson, daughter of Randy Henson, and Kolton Pinkly, son of Robin and Wayne Pinkly. Sophomores are Ashley Freiburger, daughter of Tim and Sandy Freiburger, and Riley Carey, son of Kalee and Eddie Carey. Freshmen are Paige Bauer, daughter of Quinton and Rebecca Bauer, and Dillin Shrum, son of Ariel and Jeremy Shrum.

Basketball action will tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the junior varsity game. The crowning will follow. After that will come the boys varsity game, followed by the girls varsity game.

A two-hour dance will end the evening after the last game in the school cafeteria.

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