Melissa Kinne and Nick Carfield crowned as Homecoming Queen and King

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Switzerland County High School held its 2006 Homecoming celebration last Friday night, and along with a big win by the Pacer basketball team over New Washington, the highlight of the night was the crowning of this year’s Queen and King. That ceremony took place between the junior varsity and varsity games.

Melissa Kinne was crowned as this year’s Homecoming Queen.

She s the daughter of Steve Kinne of near Vevay and Pam Scudder of Warsaw, Kentucky. She is captain of the varsity cheerleading squad; president of the FFA chapter; president of the National Honor Society; and is president of the conservation club. She has represented her school on several academic teams. She is a member of the cross country team; and was voted by her senior classmates as “Most Likely to Succeed.” She plans on attending DePauw University in the fall to major in biochemistry.

This year’s Homecoming King was Nick Carfield.

He is the son of Jeff Carfield of Vevay and Pam Powell of Rising Sun. He was voted by his fellow senior classmates as having the “Best Hair”; and attends the Southeastern Career Center. At the Career Center, he participates in VICA and Skills USA. He plans on attending WYO Technical College to become certified in auto collision repair and custom fabrication.

This year’s first runner up for Homecoming Queen was Jessica Akins. She is the daughter of Wendi Akins of East Enterprise and Cliff Akins of Vevay. She has earned inclusion on the A-B Honor Roll; was voted by her fellow seniors as having the “Best Laugh”; and has earned the Academic Honors diploma. She is president of the senior class; is a member of student council; and was her class’s representative to the Versailles Pumpkin Show Queen pageant. She plans on attending the University of Louisville and is undecided on a career choice at this time.

Ben Hickman was chosen by the student body as the first runner up for Homecoming King. He is the son of David and Debbie Hickman of Vevay. He participates in track, where he has been the MVP for the past three years; and was the sectional champion in the long jump in 2005. He has participated in soccer; and is a member of the varsity basketball team. He is a member of the French Club; FCA; and is a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church youth group. He plans on attending either Butler University, Purdue University; or Franklin College to major in either history or geology.

This year’s second runner up for Queen was Cayla Chase. She is the daughter of Jack and Jill Chase of Bennington. She has earned inclusion on the Honor Roll, and is a member of the Pep Club; Business Professionals of America; and is a varsity cheerleader. Following graduation, Cayla Chase plans on attending Northern Kentucky University, where she will major in elementary education.

The second runner up for Homecoming King this year was Zach Getz. He is the son of James and Daphne Getz of Center Square. He was recognized by Sprint as a “Leader of Tomorrow” for his community service; and was voted as the “Class Crack Up” by his fellow seniors. He is a member of the varsity basketball, cross country and baseball teams; and is Reporter of the FFA chapter. He will continue his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he will student to become a commercial airline pilot.

Other Queen candidates included: Ashley Chase, Natalie Daugherty, Amanda Faber, Natalie Graham, Ashley Leonard, Brittany Mukadam, Sarah Perkins, and Katie Wright.

Other King candidates included: Tyler Allen, Caleb Burdsall, Mathew Deaton, Jacob Krall, Michael Otter, Cody Peters, B.J. Shelton, and Justin Thomas.