Destine Peelman, Sam Herald are 2020 Winter Homecoming Queen and King
Switzerland County High School held its Winter Homecoming celebration last Friday night, and highlighting the evening was the crowning of Destine Peelman and Sam Herald as this year’s Homecoming Queen and King.
The crowing took place between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games against New Washington; and the royals and their fellow court members reigned over a Pacer victory over the Mustangs, and then were celebrated at the Homecoming Dance held immediately following the game.
Destine and Sam were crowned by last year’s Homecoming Queen and King: Delanie Swanson and Garrett Demaree.
Queen Destines the daughter of Darrell and Beverly Peelman of Vevay. During high school, she has been a member of the cheer and track teams. She has also participated in Pep Club, Key Club, and Spanish Club. Destine is a three-time cheerleading state finalist, a member of two track conference championship teams, and a volunteer at Sleepy Hollow.
She currently works as a CNA at Swiss Villa and Manderley Health Care Center and is a part of the Bridge Youth Ministry at the River.
After graduation, Destine plans to enter the United States Air Force.
Sam Herald was crowned as this year’s King. He is the son of Jennifer Mathews of Vevay and Darin Herald of Bedford, Kentucky. He has had perfect attendance throughout several years in his high school career.
He attends Poplar Ridge Baptist Church and enjoys quoting lines from various different movies.
After graduation, Sam plans to pursue a degree in chemistry at Ivy Tech and later obtain a job at the Clifty Creek Power Plant.
Honored by a vote of their classmates as the first runner up for Queen was Josie Meyer.
Josie is the daughter of Melissa and Mike Meyer of Vevay. During high school, she has been a member of the basketball, track, cross country, and golf teams. Josie is also an active member of the Pep Club. She has volunteered her time coaching at the YMCA Girls Basketball Camp and running the clock at several youth basketball games. In basketball, Josie earned awards for the most three pointers, the best defense, and the most improved player.
She was also named the top student in Building Trades 1 and 2.
After graduation, Josie plans to attend Northern Kentucky University to study business, where she will be working towards her dream of owning her own construction company.
This year’s first runner up for Homecoming King was Damian Breeck.
Damian is the son of Christian Breeck, and the grandson of Doug and Julie Brown of Vevay. During high school, he has been a member of the basketball, soccer, and baseball teams. Damian has also been a part of the Iron Sharpens Iron Club. He earned all-conference honors in basketball his junior year and all-conference honors in soccer his senior year.
He was also named one of the top 100 underclassmen basketball players after his sophomore and junior seasons.
Damian unsure of his plans after graduation, but is considering attending Manchester University or enrolling in Ivy Tech-Madison’s welding program.
The second runner up for Homecoming Queen was Aliyah Begley.
Aliyah is the daughter of Karen and William Begley of Vevay. During high school, she has been a member of the softball and soccer teams. She is also an active member of Student Council.
Aliyah has volunteered her time at the Switzerland County Animal Shelter, the Swiss Villa Nursing Home, and the Lantern Coffeehouse. She was also selected for the Junior Leadership Program and holds a full time job at Belterra.
After graduation, Aliyah plans to attend Indiana University Bloomington to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.
Trey Gray was announced as this year’s second runner up for Homecoming King.
Trey is the son of Tracy and Tammy Gray of Vevay. During high school, he has been a member of Drama Club and the Social Studies and English Academic Teams. Trey was also the junior class vice president, a member of the prom committee, and is currently the president of the FFA and the vice president of his class. He has volunteered his time at the Lions Club booth at the Swiss Wine Festival and the Lions Club Golf Scramble. Trey was also part of campaign calling for the Greg Pence congressional race and helped maintain plants around Vevay over the summer.
He was a Swiss Wine Festival 2019 Swiss Ambassador and earned his FFA State Degree. Trey is a district FFA Historian and was a page at the Indiana Statehouse. He is also a member of Long Run Baptist Church.
After graduation, Trey plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Education to prepare for a career as an agriculture teacher.
Other members of the Homecoming Queen’s court were: Matty Anderson, Allison Detmer, and Ally Furnish.
Other members of the Homecoming King’s court included: Logan Bennett, Patrick Stow, and Landon Wilks.