Shawnee High School homecoming king, queen crowned

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star
Lesley Wiewel and Jaylon Orange were crowned homecoming queen and king Friday night before the Homecoming game.

Shawnee High School band member Lesley Wiewel and football player Jaylon Orange were crowned homecoming queen and king Friday night before the game.

The students of Shawnee High School enjoyed their fall homecoming week last week and completed it with the pregame crowning ceremony at the homecoming football game.

According to Student Council Sponsor Danica Jackson, the theme of the week was the "Soundtrack of Our Lives" which was chosen by the students.

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The fall 2021 homecoming candidates included: Cheerleader, Madison Steele, and football player, Braden Kirkland; wrestlers, Kaitlyn Atwood and Samuel Anderson; cross country runners, Shalease Buckner and Zander Wood; volleyball player, Madison Crowell, and swimmer, Josh Coons; softball player, Stormee Reed, and football player, Jaylon Orange; swimmers, Blair Brock and Bryce Holte; and band students, Lesley Wiewel and Katigan Barksdale.

The Shawnee High School fall homecoming candidates included the following: Bryce Holter, Lesley Wiewel, Blair Brock, Shalease Buckner, Zander Wood, Josh Coons and Madison Crowell, Stormee Reed, Jaylon Orange, Samuel Anderson, Braden Kirkland, Kaitlyn Atwood, Katigan Barksdale, and Madison Steele.

Each grade decorated its hallway to match the theme of the week. The freshmen selected a disco theme for their hallway, sophomores chose pop music with a Grammys twist, and the junior hallway was full of rock and roll. The senior hallway took inspiration from popular rap albums.

Students also participated in music themed contests and enjoyed a karaoke lounge event on Thursday.

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Each day was a themed dress up day and both students and teachers participated.

The dress up days were as follows: Monday students wore band t-shirts, Tuesday each grade represented their musical genre, Wednesday students dressed like their favorite musical artist, Thursday students wore clothes from the past, and Friday students wore this year's homecoming t-shirts or blue and gold for spirit day.

The shirts this year were black in honor of Friday night's Blackout game.

The Student Council Homecoming Student Planning Team included senior Payton Greenwood, senior Audrey Flood, senior Mariah Martinez, senior Abigail Looper, senior Briana Grigg, sophomore Marilyn Bartley, junior Alessandro Sciarretta and sophomore Sarah Daughtery.