Homecoming set for tomorrow night at Switzerland County

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Switzerland County High School will hold its annual Homecoming Celebration tomorrow (Friday) night as the Pacers host Southwestern.

The junior varsity boys game will get underway at 6 p.m.; and following the jayvee contest and before the start of the varsity game, the crowning of this year’s Homecoming Queen and King will take place. The coronation will be performed by last year’s Queen and King, Jennifer Johnson and Tyler Queen; and the honorees along with their court will then reign over the remainder of the festivities.

This year there are six Queen and six King candidates, as nominated by their classmates.

This year’s Queen candidates include:

• Cayli Chase is the daughter of Todd and Angie Chase of Bennington. During high school she has been a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, SADD, Conservation Club, FCA, an the SLAC Committee.

After graduation, Cayli plans to attend college to pursue a degree in chemistry, and then go to medical school to further her career in the field of general surgery.

• Kirsten Furnish is the daughter of Kathleen Bolton of Vevay, and Michael and Mickie Furnish of East Enterprise. During high school she has been a member of Student Council, Outdoor Club, Spanish Club, BPA, and FFA. She also has the honor of being the co-vice president of the National Honor Society.

Kirsten plans to attend college to pursue a degree in Biochemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine after graduation.

• Kayla Hall is the daughter of Jason Hall and Crystal Jennings, and the granddaughter of Rodger and Lyn Hall. During high school she has been a member of the golf team, Pep Club, SLAC Committee, Spanish Club, FFA, and Prom Committee. Kayla was also elected the vice president of both her freshman and junior class.

Kayla plans to attend college to pursue a career in radiology after graduation.

• Mercedes Parham is the daughter of Kimberly and Scott Parham. During high school she has been a member of the basketball, soccer, and golf teams. She also participated in Art Club, BPA, Checkers Club, FCA, FFA, and Spanish Club.

She is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend Northern Kentucky University to pursue a career in marine biology and physical therapy after graduation.

• Breanna Ricketts is the daughter of Pam and Randy Ricketts of Vevay. During high school she has been a member of the basketball, soccer, and track teams. She is also the president of BPA, the co-president of the Pep Club, the vice president of SLAC, the co-vice president of National Honor Society, and the vice president of her senior class. Bre has also participated in SADD, FCA, and the Conservation Club.

Bre plans to attend Indiana University to pursue a degree in fashion and business after graduation.

• Alexis Snider is the daughter of David and Tonya Snider of Vevay. During high school she has been a member of the track team, Checkers Club, BPA, Pep Club, Key Club, the Math Academic Team, and Student Council. She has also been the president of Outdoors Club, president of the Spanish Club, yearbook editor, and the secretary for the SLAC Committee.

Alexis plans to attend Northern Kentucky University where she will pursue a degree in social work after graduation.

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

• Austin Clark is the son of Steve and Paula Clark of Bennington. During high school he has been a part of the basketball team, the SLAC Committee, the Prom Committee, the Pep Club, and the French Club. Austin has volunteered his time coaching youth leagues at the YMCA, and was a king candidate in the 2013 Farmer’s Fair.

Austin plans to play basketball at Huntington University where he will major in exercise science after graduation.

• Hunter Jordan is the son of Billy and Madonna Jordan of Florence. During high school he has been a member of FFA, the Prom Committee, and the baseball team.

Hunter plans to attend a technical school to pursue a degree in mechanical technologies after graduation.

• Sean Oatman is the son of Chris and Michelle Oatman of Patriot. Sean has volunteered his time water testing at Ogle Park for the Ohio River Watchers and participating in the River Cleanup of 2010. Sean has the great honor of being an Eagle Scout, and he was also awarded All-Conference his freshman, sophomore, and junior year.

Sean plans to attend college for mechanical or industrial engineering after graduation.

• Chase Ritch is the son of Clayton and Michelle Ritch of Vevay. During high school he has been a member of the basketball team and Pep Club. Chase has volunteered his time to help at a local daycare, to coach and assist the YMCA’s youth basketball league, to help with the FFA fruit drive, and to set up the Veteran’s Day Program.

Chase plans to pursue a degree in education and play basketball at the college level after graduation.

• Ryan Tressler is the son of Stan and Becky Tressler of East Enterprise. During high school he has been a member the baseball team, the basketball team, FCA, the Pep Club, and SADD. Bob has volunteered his time by delivering firewood to the less fortunate, working at a food pantry, and delivering fruit baskets to those in need.

Bob is also an academic honors student, and plans to attend Thomas Moore College to study health science in the fall.

• Thomas J. White is the son of Julie Roy and Hank White. During high school he has been a member of the basketball, soccer, track, and cross country sports teams where he has been honored with several awards. He was given the defensive award on the basketball team his junior year, and was part of the 2013 sectional championship team.

T.J. plans to pursue a degree in the medical field after graduation.