Switzerland County High School hosted its homecoming festivities last Friday night, and between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games, seniors Hayley South and Kevin Adams were honored by being named this year’s Homecoming Queen and King.
Hayley South is the daughter of Carol Smith and Jim South. During high school she has been a member of the softball team, the volleyball team, the basketball team, BPA, FFA, Student Council, Pep Club, and FCA. Hayley has volunteered her time working with residents at nursing care facilities, helping Relay for Life, and participating in the FFA Homeless Project.
She was the softball MVP of the year her sophomore year and helped her team to win the regional championship title. She also earned all conference in softball both her sophomore and junior years. Haley was also all conference in volleyball her senior year, and all conference in basketball her junior year. She is a member of Switzerland Baptist Church, and has worked as a lifeguard at the YMCA and as a waitress at Los Bandidos. After graduation Hayley plans to attend the University of Indianapolis and study occupational therapy.
Kevin Adams is the son of George and Connie Adams. During high school he has been a member of the wrestling team, track team, FFA, and BPA. Kevin was also elected the vice president of his class as a sophomore and president of his class as a junior. He is a co-captain of the wrestling team, works as a lifeguard at the YMCA, volunteers at the local food pantry, and is a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church.
After graduation Kevin plans on attending Vincennes University or IUPUI to major in homeland security and criminology. He wants to pursue a career in law enforcement and desires to become a United States Air Marshal.
The first runners up in the Queen and King voting were Allie Mathews and Alex Moussa.
Allie Mathews is the daughter of Jack and Stacey Mathews. Allie was the 2009 Individual Cross Country ORVC Champ, and was awarded all conference, all sectional, and all regional, as well as being a semi-state qualifier in 2011. After graduation she plans to attend Ball State University and pursue a career in forensic psychology.
Alex Moussa is the son of Mo and Lori Moussa. During high school he has been a member of Pep Club. He has also volunteered his time to work on the Mother’s Day Program.
After graduation Alex plans to attend college to pursue a major in audio engineering.
Siblings Kelly and Keegan Kincaid were the second runners up in the Homecoming voting.
Kelly Kincaid is the daughter of Gina Kincaid and Scotty Kincaid. She is the president of SADD, and the vice president of both the Conservation Club and FCA. She was the 2011 runner up in the Edelweiss Queen Pageant, and was the 2011 Farmer’s Fair Queen. After graduation Kelly plans to attend Franklin College to obtain a degree in business.
Keegan Kincaid is the son of Scotty Kincaid and Gina Kincaid. Keegan has been awarded all conference and all sectional status in basketball, and he was also recognized as one of the top 100 high school basketball players in the state. He was also honored as both the leading scorer in the ORVC during his junior year. After graduation Keegan plans to play basketball at the college level.
Other Queen candidates included: Caitlin Fairhurst, Samantha Helt, and Bre Hinman. Other King candidates included: Walter Barnes, Stephen Craig, and Tyler Maxey.