Homecoming King candidates announced for tomorrow’s festivities


As part of tomorrow (Friday) night’s Homecoming Celebration at Switzerland County High School, students will honor a senior boy as its Homecoming King for 2015.

The crowning of the King will occur between the junior varsity and varsity games; and the King will reign through the remainder of the evening along with the 2015 Homecoming Queen.

This year there are six candidates who have been selected by their classmates.

King candidates include:

DYLAN CASEY is the son of Heidi and Dean Casey of Rising Sun.

During high school, he has volunteered his time to work on the Veteran’s Day Program, the Fall Decorating Tourism Project, the Swiss Wine Festival, and the Mother’s Day FFA Project.

Dylan has also helped set up the Homecoming display, received a certification in computer science, and will be participating in the 2015 FFA District Talent Competition.

He also enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.

After graduation, Dylan wants to follow his dream of becoming a musician while pursuing a career in audio engineering and music production.


BRETT CHASE is the son of Jamie and Jason Chase.

During high school, he has been a member of the baseball team and the FFA. Brett has volunteered his time for the Mother’s Day FFA Project and the Fall Decorating Tourism Project.

He was a Pumpkin Show king candidate in 2014, the class president his sophomore year, and a member of the FFA basketball team.

He was also a member of the baseball sectional championship team his sophomore year.

After graduation, Brett plans to attend college to pursue a career in law enforcement.


BENJAMIN DALE CURRAN is the son of Joanne Sullivan of Vevay and Neal Curran of Versailles, Indiana.

During high school, he has been a member of the soccer, basketball, and track teams. Ben has also been a part of SLAC, Drama Club, and Pep Club. He was the treasurer of BPA and the chairman of the Prom Committee his junior year.

Ben has volunteered his time at Pacer basketball youth camps and the Quercus Grove Food Pantry. He was honored as a three year All-Conference soccer and track team member, a Swiss Ambassador, and was the president of his junior class.

After graduation, Ben plans to attend either Indiana University or Ball State University to major in sports administration.


ZACKARY PARK is the son of Paul and Lisa Park of Florence.

During high school, Zac has been a member of the soccer team, the track team, an All-Star cheerleading team, FCA, Pep Club, and yearbook. Zac has also volunteered his time at the Switzerland County Food Pantry for the past four years.

In track, he was on the conference winning team his sophomore year, and was a regional qualifier in the 3,200-meter relay. Zac was also on the state cheerleading squad his junior year, and competed at the 2014 cheerleading worlds competition. He was also chosen to be part of the Sophomore Leadership Program.

After graduation, Zac plans to attend East Carolina University where he will major in broadcast journalism and continue cheerleading.


RILEY PHAGAN is the son of Troy and Angela Phagan of Vevay.

During high school, he has been a member of the basketball team, National Honor Society, SLAC, SADD, and FCA. Riley has volunteered his time at the Switzerland County Food Pantry, as a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church.

He has also been a basketball clinic assistant, a Switzerland County 4-H volunteer, and is in the top ten percent of his graduating class. In basketball, he was part of the 2013 sectional championship team and the 2014 ORVC and Rivertown championship teams.

Riley was also honored with the free throw award his sophomore season and the Pacer Lunchbox Award during his junior season. He is a 10 year 4-H member and is currently employed at the Switzerland County YMCA.

After graduation, Riley plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to pursue a degree in athletic training.


MICHAEL SCOTT is the son of Glen Scott and Kristal Scott of Vevay.

During high school, he has been a member of the cross country team and the band. Michael has also volunteered his time at the Moorefield Fire Department throughout high school.

He was honored with the Most Improved Award his sophomore season in cross country, and earned the Outstanding Percussion Award in band.

He has also worked part time throughout high school, and was voted by his class as the best person to go home and meet your parents.

After graduation, Michael plans to enter the workforce to secure a job in construction.