Salem High School is crowning royalty on Friday, Sept. 22. Homecoming king and queen will be named before the football game at 6:40 p.m.. The game is against the Corydon Panthers and kickoff is 7 p.m.
The nominees for homecoming queen are freshmen Natalee Boutelle and Chloe Day, sophomores Audrey Hickey and Kaylen Mather, juniors Anna Lange and Lizzie Portman and seniors Gabrielle Hypes and Bree Carey. Nominees for homecoming king are: freshmen Logan Dent and Darren Ledford, sophomores Evan Lloyd and Caris Moore, juniors Hunter Rutherford and Aiden Short and seniors Blake Lohrman and Jacob Miller.
This is Lange’s first time being a part of the homecoming court. She said that she wasn’t surprised to be on the court since her friends told her they were nominating her. She has decided that she does not want to be homecoming queen.
“My plan is to sit back and let whatever drama others might bring play out, and whoever wins… wins,” said Lange.
Miller was nominated for Prom Prince last year but this is his first time being nominated for homecoming king. Miller knew that a few of his friends had nominated him but was doubtful that he would be on the homecoming court. Miller wants to win homecoming king and plans on getting votes by “begging everyone to vote for me any chance I get.”
The theme for spirit week leading up to homecoming is “Welcome to the Jungle.” Monday students wore Hawaiian outfits. Tuesday is twin day, Wednesday is safari day and Thursday is king of the jungle, Friday is tribal day, wear school colors.
Student Council President Brooklyn Davisson said that the student council has been planning homecoming since their summer meeting. The group has been brainstorming ways to increase student participation in dress up days.
“We plan to get students involved by putting posters up all around school and by spreading words of encouragement,” said Davisson.