Brittany Hankins, Nathan Hickman crowned Queen and King of SCHS Homecoming

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Switzerland County High School held its annual Homecoming celebration on Friday night, and along with a big win over New Washington by the boys team; seniors Brittany Hankins and Nathan Hickman were crowned as this year’s Queen and King of the festivities.

The crowning ceremony came between the junior varsity and varsity games, with an overflow crowd turning out for the event. The royals were crowned by last year’s Queen and King, Amanda Hon and Zach Knaus. There were 10 senior candidates nominated by their classmates, with the winners being chosen by a vote of the student body.

Queen Brittany Hankins is the daughter of Marty Hankins and Jonnie Hankins of Vevay. She is a member of the yearbook staff, served as a volunteer to help clean up Bennington Pike; and is a member of the student council. She was voted as being the “Most Artistic” by her classmates.

Following graduation Brittany Hankins plans on attending college and majoring in either fashion merchandising or graphic design.

King Nathan Hickman is the son of David and Debbie Hickman of Vevay. He was captain of the varsity soccer team; and is a member of the varsity track team. He is a member of the FFA; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and Business Professionals of America. He is vice president of the Pep Club; and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Following graduation he plans on attending either Hanover College or Franklin College and majoring in computer science.

The first runner up for Homecoming Queen was Brittney Allen. She is the daughter of Steve Allen and Vicky Allen, both of Vevay. She serves as the assistant secretary/treasurer of the FFA chapter; is a member of the Pep Club; and is also involved in STATS. She was a member of the prom committee her junior year, and is a member of the yearbook staff. She was voted “Happy Go Lucky” by her classmates; and is a member of the honor roll.

Following graduation she plans on attending IUPUI and majoring in social work.

This year’s first runner up for King was Justin Barnes. He is the son of Cyndi and Mitch Barnes of near Vevay and Terri Barnes of Ohio. He is president of the Pep Club; and is a three-year member of the varsity soccer team, where he was team captain. He was voted as having the “Best Eyes” by his senior classmates.

After graduation Justin Barnes plans on joining the workforce and using his welding certification.

Kara Hudson was chosen as the second runner up for Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Anthony and Cindy Hudson of near East Enterprise. She is president of the senior class; and is also president of the National Honor Society. She is active in student council; the Key Club; the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and the Pep Club. She is also a member of the board of directors of the United Fund of Switzerland County and the Swiss Wine Festival board of directors. She was the 2007 Female Swiss Ambassador of the Swiss Wine Festival.

After graduation she plans on attending Franklin College and majoring in chemistry for pre-med; and then attending Indiana University Medical School to become a pediatrician.

The student choice for second runner up for Homecoming King was Daniel Welch. He is the son of Cindy Welch of Bennington and the late Scott Welch. He is president of the FFA chapter; and is a member of STATS, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Conservation Club. He is a member of the varsity basketball team; the varsity golf team; and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is also a participant in the Switzerland County 4-H program. He was the Prince of the 2007 Swiss Wine Festival; was first runner up for Male Swiss Ambassador; and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his classmates.

Following graduation he plans on attending Purdue University and majoring in pre-pharmacy.

Other candidates for Homecoming Queen included: Sara Bovard, Asia Covington, Lauren Kinne, Morgan Ross, April Thieman, Ashley Turner, and Emilee Waldron.

Other Homecoming King candidates included: Devon Armstrong, Michael Haas, Jake Haskell, Brandon Leap, Brandon Otter, Ian Sisson, and Justin Wagner.