Homecoming coronation enthrones Elke Arnesen

Every year, fall brings about thoughts of leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, colder weather, and Homecoming. Earlier this month, the Homecoming Court was announced. The King candidates were Ben Eidemiller, Andrew Hay, Nate Patterson, Garrett Groshong, Jake Groff, Chase Pirozzi, Connor Brown, and Collin "Bear" Shank. Bear Shank was announced King at the Powder Puff game.
Homecoming Queen Elke Arnesen
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Anne Harnish

At the Homecoming game, the Queen was crowned. Sam Ingram, Jordan Weaver, Elke Arnesen, Taylor Skrodinsky, Chelsea Hancock, Sarah Koebley, Madi Lawhead, and Taylor Capoferri were the nominees. Earlier in the week, each queen candidate was paired with king candidate, and they performed skits at the pep rally in an effort to swing some votes in their favor. Most chose to do childhood cartoon classics, such as Cinderella and Prince Charming or Sully and Boo from Monsters Inc. Some, however, took a more modern route, with Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf making a surprise appearance. One of the most popular skits, with the new Star Wars movie fast approaching, was Han Solo (played by Jake Groff)'s rescue of Princess Leia (Elke Arnesen).

During halftime, last year's Homecoming Court winners, Sarah Morris and Aaron Smith, came onto the field to announce the top three girls. All three of them got flowers and recognition. Taylor Skrodinsky placed third, and Jordan Weaver was proclaimed the runner-up. The winner -- sensibly opting for hiking boots as opposed to the footwear of many other candidates on the muddy field -- was Elke Arnesen.

At the Homecoming dance, Bear, Elke, and the entire Court will be recognized.

--Lillian Murr, LSNews.org School News Editor

Edited: BP

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