Amanda Hon, Zach Knaus crowned as Queen and King of this year’sHomecoming


When she was a senior Homecoming Queen nominee at Switzerland County High School, Jennifer Hon wore a beautiful red dress for the Homecoming festivities, and was crowned as the school’s Homecoming Queen.

In 2005, her daughter Elizabeth Hon wore her mother’s dress when she was a Queen candidate – and again was honored as the Homecoming Queen.

Saturday night, second daughter Amanda Hon donned the special red dress – and for the third time, the dress was covered in a sash that read “Homecoming Queen”.

Amanda Hon and Zach Knaus were crowned as the Queen and King of this year’s Homecoming festivities on Saturday night between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games against Southwestern of Shelby County. They reigned over the remainder of the night, which included a dance following the game in the cafeteria.

The royals were crowned by Melissa Kinne and Nicholas Carfield, last year’s Homecoming Queen and King.

Queen Amanda Hon is the daughter of Danny and Jennifer Hon of near Florence. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and the Prayer Group; and is also a member of the cross country and track teams. She was the Most Valuable Runner in both sports; and was the individual conference champion; All Sectional, All Regional, and All Semistate as a State Qualifier in cross country.

Her career plans are to attend Ball State University and become a part of their storm chasing team and major in meteorology and minor in missionary studies. She also plans in running cross country while in college.

King Zach Knaus is the son of Barry Knaus of Vevay and Brenda Jorgensen of Albion, Michigan. He is the president of the Pep Club; is a member of the FFA; and attends Fredonia Baptist Church. He was voted by his classmates as having the “Most School Spirit”.

Following graduation he will be attending the University of Southern Indiana and will be majoring in radio/television broadcasting; and plans a career in sports broadcasting.

The first runners up for Queen and King of Homecoming were Anna Bell and Bryan Levell.

Anna Bell is the daughter of Sheryl Smith of Vevay and Michael Bell of Louisville, Kentucky. She is a member of the Pep Club, Business Professionals of America; the yearbook staff; and also keeps statistics for the boys basketball team.

She will be graduating with an academic honors diploma; and will continue her education at Western Kentucky University, where she will work towards an RN degree.

Bryan Levell is the son of Rhonda Richards of Vevay and Bryan Levell of East Enterprise. He is a member of the FFA chapter; is a member of the varsity basketball team; and is also a member of the varsity baseball squad. He has earned a crop judging award and the “I Dare You” award in FFA; and following graduation he plans on attending Northwestern Ohio College to major in high performance automotive.

Ashley Bright and Aarron Woeste were honored by the student body as the second runners up in the Homecoming court.

Ashley Bright is the daughter of Georganna Chambers of Vevay. She is a four-year member of the varsity basketball and softball teams; and a three-year member of the varsity cross country team. She is a member of Pep Club, Conservation Club, is vice president of the senior class; and is secretary of the National Honor Society.

She has earned All Conference and All Sectional honors in basketball; and earned a spot on the All Tournament team at the Rivertown Classic for two years.

Following graduation she plans on pursuing a career in psychology.

Aarron Woeste is the son of Joe Woeste of Vevay and Judy Leever of Hebron, Kentucky. He is a member of the student council; FFA; and Spanish Club; and is also a member of the Conservation Club.

His career plans following graduation include attending Franklin College to study pre-law; and then attending law school at USC.

Other Queen candidates included: Sara Craig, Hannah Findley, Brenna Green, Jill Hazeldean, Kayla Konkle, Sydney Pike, and Sammi Smith.

Other King candidates included: Kris Hetrick, Jordan Hinman, Aaron Moore, T.J. Sefton, Joe Spoores, Chris Tobias, and Travis Webster.