Homecoming festivities set for tomorrow night at Switzerland County


Switzerland County High School will celebrate its Fall Homecoming tomorrow (Friday) night, when Rock Creek Academy visits for a varsity football game along with other events and celebrations.

  Highlighting the evening will be the crowning of this year’s Homecoming Queen and King, which will take place during halftime of the game. This year there are six senior girls and six senior boys vying to the title of Homecoming royalty.

  Here’s a look at this year’s Queen candidates:

  — MATTY ANDERSON  is the daughter of Tully and Cindy Anderson. Matty has enlisted in the United States Air Force and will be leaving for Basic Training in July. While in the Air Force, Matty plans to begin a career in Cyber Security.

  Matty is a three year member of the varsity track team, where she has earned All Conference honors; as well as a member of the varsity soccer and cross country teams. Matty is also a four year member of the Pep Club, where she serves as the communications director; and serves as the Vice President of the National Honor Society.

  — JOSIE MEYER  is the daughter of Melissa and Michael Meyer. Josie plans to attend Northern Kentucky University to study business.  After college, Josie plans to own her own construction company or become a construction project manager. While at Switzerland County High School, Josie has been a member of the varsity girls golf team, the basketball team, the cross country team, and track team. In addition to her athletics, Josie loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys helping people whenever she can.

  — DESTINE PEELMAN  is the daughter of Darrell and Beverly Peelman. Destine has enlisted in the United States Air Force and will attend basic training after graduation. Destine is currently the co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. In her free time, Destine enjoys being a member of the Bridge Youth Ministry at The River Apostolic Church.

  — KAYLA SCRANTON  is daughter of Harold and Lisa Scranton. Kayla plans to attend undergraduate school to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then plans to pursue a master degree in science. Kayla currently serves as the Switzerland County FFA Chapter Vice President. Kayla is also proud to have been chosen as the 2019 Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association District 19 ‘Miss Flame’ for 2019.

McKENLI SCUDDER  is the daughter of Chastity Scudder and Devin Scudder. McKenli plans to attend IU Southeast to earn a nursing degree and pursue a career in the medical field. McKenli has been actively involved in extra-curricular activities at Switzerland County High School, where she is a member of the pep club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the varsity track team, and a three year member of the varsity basketball team. In her free time, McKenli enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

ALEIAH THOMAS  is the daughter Tina and Harold Thomas. After high school, Aleiah plans to attend Indiana University to study physical therapy. During her time at Switzerland County High School, Aleiah has been an active member of the Pep Club and the Key Club. Aleiah has also been a star athlete at Switzerland County High School as a member of the Varsity Track team, where is a three time Sectional champion and a state qualifier; and a member of the varsity basketball team, where she has earned All-Sectional and All-Conference honors.


  This year’s candidates for Fall Homecoming King include:

  — LOGAN BENNETT  is the son of LuAnn Bennett and the late Bruce Bennett. After graduation, Logan plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington with his brother, Brandon, to pursue a career as an anesthisiologist. Logan is a four year member of the Pacer basketball program. Logan currently spends his time working at Roxano’s Italian Restaurant and hanging out with his girlfriend, Sofie.

  —  DAMIAN BREECK  is the son of Christian Breeck, and the grandson of Doug and Julie Brown. After graduation, Damian plans to attend Ivy Tech in Madison to finish his degree in Industrial Maintenance. Damian is proud to have been named to the All-Conference basketball team last year, along with the “Indiana Top 100 Underclassmen” both his junior and sophomore years. Damian has his sights set on making school history on the court, where he is currently ranked ninth in both assists and three-point shots made.

  — JOSEPH EARLS  is the son of Joe Earls and RaeAnn and Matt Link. After graduation, Joe plans to attend Indiana University where he would like to study to be a nurse practitioner with the hopes of eventually becoming an ER surgeon. Joe is a four year member of the varsity ‘Dirty Bird’ football team, where he was named last season’s Most Improved Player. In addition, Joe would like to thank his friends, family, Switzerland County High School staff and football coaching staff for their support throughout his high school career.

  — TREY GRAY  is the son of Tammy and Tracy Gray. Trey is undecided on a university, but knows that he wants to major in Agriculture Education. Trey has spent his time leading his peers as Switzerland County High School.  He currently serves as the Senior Class Vice President and the Switzerland County FFA President.

  — PATRICK STOW  is the son of Tom and Missy Stow. After high school, Patrick plans to attend Ivy Tech in Columbus to pursue a degree in agricultural business and to become co-owner of Final Grade, LLC with his father. While in High School, Patrick has been a contributor to the Pacer baseball program, and was part of the 2018 Sectional Championship team. Patrick was also recognized as All Conference and All Sectional that year. Patrick has also been actively involved in the Switzerland County FFA, where he has earned many awards and titles. Patrick is proud to have earned his State FFA degree in 2018.

  — LANDON WILKS  is the son of Anthony and Lisa Wilks. Landon is a three year member of the varsity basketball team, where he currently serves as a captain. He is also a member of the DistinXion AAU basketball club. Landon 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. After high school, Landon has the dream of becoming a professional bull rider.