Switzerland County High School will celebrate its Winter Homecoming tomorrow (Friday) with a home basketball game against New Washington.
As is tradition, between the junior varsity and varsity games, this year’s Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned. Members of the senior class were chosen as members of the Homecoming Court, with the student body then voting on the winners.
First and second runners up will also be crowned, and the new royals and their court will reign over the varsity game and the dance that will follow in the cafeteria.
This year’s Homecoming Queen candidates include:
— Matty Anderson is the daughter of Tully and Cindy Anderson of Florence. During high school, she has been a member of the soccer, track, and cross country teams. Matty was a three-time regional qualifier in the 3,200-meter relay and a regional qualifier in cross country during her junior year. She was the Madison Courier Girls Soccer Player of the Year and a three-time all-conference selection.
Matty earned All-Sectional during her senior year of soccer when her team won the conference championship. She is also a member of the Pep Club, where she serves as the communications director and serves as the vice president of the National Honor Society.
After graduation, Matty plans to enter the United States Air Force, where she will begin her career in cybersecurity.
— Aliyah Begley 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.
— Allison Detmer is the daughter of Allen and Michelle Detmer of Patriot. During high school, she has been a member of the cross country and track teams. Allison has also participated in Drama Club and National Honor Society.
She is the president of Student Council, the co-president of Key Club, the president of the Art Academic Team, and president of the Posey Pioneers 4-H Club. Allison also volunteers her time as a member of the Hoosier Theater Board. She was awarded the ORVC Cross Country Mental Attitude Award and the National Academy Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence.
After graduation, Allison plans to pursue a degree in computer science.
— Ally Furnish is the daughter of Raymond and Stephanie Furnish of Vevay. During high school, she has been a member of the volleyball, swimming, and track and field teams. In volleyball, Ally was an Indiana Academic All-Star and a three time all-conference and all-sectional award winner. In swimming, she holds every female record. In track and field, Ally was a three-time regional qualifier in the 300 hurdles.
She has also participated in Student Council, National Honor Society, and Drama Club. Ally is also the treasurer of Key Club and her senior class. She volunteered her time on the community spray paint mural and currently works as a lifeguard at the YMCA.
After graduation, Ally plans to attend Trine University and major in cybersecurity.
— Josie Meyer 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.
— Destine Peelman is 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.
This year’s Homecoming King candidates include:
— Logan Bennett is the son of LuAnn Bennett of Patriot and the late Bruce Bennett. During high school, he has been a member of the basketball team, Pep Club, and Conservation Club.
He enjoys spending time with his friends and working at Roxano’s Italian Restaurant.
After graduation, Logan plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist.
— Damian Breeck 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 is undecided on what career he wants to pursue after graduation.
— Trey Gray 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.
— Sam Herald 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.
— Patrick Stow is the son of Tom and Missy Stow of Vevay. During high school, he has been a member of the baseball team and was a part of the sectional championship team in 2018.
Patrick was recognized as all-conference and all-sectional during the 2018 baseball season. He has also participated in FFA and has earned many awards and titles including his state degree this past year.
After high school, Patrick plans to attend Ivy Tech in Columbus, Indiana, to pursue a degree in agricultural business which he will use to become the co-owner of his dads company, Final Grade.
— Landon Wilks is the son of Anthony and Lisa Wilks of Vevay. He is a member of the basketball team, where he currently serves as a captain. Landon is also a member of the DistinXion AAU Basketball Club.
He spends time outside of school as an active member of his church. He is a member of the Bridge Youth Group, the National Youth Convention, and a volunteer at the community food pantry.
Landon is undecided on what career he wants to pursue after graduation.