Homecoming Royalty


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Conestoga’s class of 2023 homecoming court after the post game coronation.

Murray, NEB- Homecoming court to you may be just another popularity contest, but to the students at Conestoga, it is much more than that. Jack W Conestoga’s Homecoming prince, says he feels it is an honor to know he left a positive impact on his fellow students at Conestoga.

On Sept. 8 high school students voted for four boy candidates and four girl candidates through a Google form. At the yearly homecoming kick off pep rally the homecoming court was announced. The candidates for girls consisted of Emory T., Addie P., Sophie A., and Jameson Y. The boy candidates were Jack, Lucas A., Jayden W., and Gage T. The 2022 coronation occurred on Friday, Sept. 16 after the football game against Weeping Water.

Fans stayed after the final whistle for the annual homecoming coronation ceremony. At the beginning of the ceremony Emory was crowned princess and Jack was crowned prince. Sophia and Gage were crowned Homecoming king and queen. The 2021 homecoming king, Lucas M., and 2021 Homecoming queen, Addi A., provided the crowns.

Homecoming queen Sophia is involved in volleyball, basketball, track and field and cheer at Conestoga. She is also a part of NHS and FBLA. After highschool, Sophia is still unsure of where she wants to go, but wants to study plant conservation, animal science,and or animal medicine. Sophia is beyond thankful for everyone that chose her to represent the school in this way. Sophia says “I was not expecting to get queen let alone be on court. There are so many amazing girls in my grade that I think would have all been great candidates.”

Homecoming king, Gage, is involved in football, wrestling, track and field, one act and guitar. After graduation, Gage is planning on joining the military, studying engineering and exploring the world. Gage is extremely grateful and amazed at the outcome. ”I am so thankful for my peers that supported me and chose me to represent as this year’s Homecoming king. I would also like to say thank you to my coaches and teachers who have helped make me a better person.” Gage said after the coronation.