Emerson Schroer, Brandon Bennett are 2017 Fall Homecoming Royals


Switzerland County celebrated its Fall Homecoming this past Friday night, and along with a big 44-6 win by the Pacers over Edinburgh, the school crowned its 2017 Homecoming royalty at halftime.

This year’s Queen and King are Emerson Schroer and Brandon Bennett. They were selected from a field of six candidates by a vote of the student body.

Emerson is the daughter of John and Laura Schroer, and she currently serves as the President of Students Against Destructive Decisions. She is a four-year member of the volleyball team; and also was a member of the basketball team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Outdoor Club, and Pep Club. She earned the Ronald Reagan Presidential Award; was the 2017 Swiss Ambassador winner; and was a state qualifier for the BPA. Her career plans are to attend Indiana University and major in psychology and minor in criminology.

Brandon is the Bruce and LuAnn Bennett; and he is a four-year member of the baseball team. He is a member of the National Honor Society; is the President of Acapella; and is active in the choir; was a member of the fine arts Academic Team, where he served as the captain; and is also a member of SLAC. He was also a member of the Robotics Team. Branden’s future goal is to attend a four-year college and pursue a double major in music theory and computer science.

The first runners up were Kaylee Wetzel and Kyle Whitham; while the second runners up were Riley King and Tyler Perry.

Other queen candidates included Kimberly Cutter, Kinley Morton, and Brianna Vinup; while king candidates were Bailey Bennett, Kaleb Harrell, and Brandon Works.