Luna explained, “We do not have anything like this in Italy. In school we don’t do any of this; it is just school.”
Following all of the candidates was the retiring queen from last year, Erin Scheer, and the varsity basketball coach, Aaron Peirick. Of course, there cannot be a coronation without a flower girl and crown bearer. This year’s flower girl was Julia Pohlmann, and Easton Bailey was the crown bear. When Julia and Easton arrived at the stage, Easton took off running to sit right next to his big sister Ereka.
Earlier, each of the candidates was required to answer questions about themselves. While they walked down the gym floor, the answers to the questions were read by Kayla Borcherding and Mackenzy Vedder. Anna Miller was playing the background music on her guitar.
After everyone on the stage was settled, it was announced that Brooke Reed was the second runner-up. The first runner-up was Megan Shockley, and the 2015 homecoming queen was Ereka Bailey. The retiring queen, Erin Scheer, placed a crown on Ereka’s head. The gym was filled with claps and yells for Ereka and the rest of the court.
Ereka was asked how she felt when the first runner up and the second runner up were announced. Ereka answered by saying, “I was thinking in my head, ‘there goes that shot.’ Then when they announced my name, it just all felt weird. I thought they called the name wrong.”
Brooke was asked the question “What was going through your mind when they called your name?” Brookes response was, “ When they called my name, I didn’t know if I should wave or stand up. I didn’t really know what to do.”
While aAll of the dances have a theme, and this one was no different. The theme for this year’s homecoming was “hipster.” The stage was decorated with big stereos and purple streamers. The dance was held in the cafeteria after the varsity game. With such a small space and so many people, everyone was forced to dance. The music was loud, but the students were louder.
-by Kathy Jasper