CHS seniors Austin Burlage and Baily Koppelmann were crowned the homecoming king and queen of 2013 during a coronation ceremony held at midfield on Friday night, as the culmination of a weeklong series of student activities associated with homecoming spirit week. Burlage and Koppelmann were voted the fall season senior royalty by their fellow students from a candidate field of ten that included five boys and five girls.
Austin Burlage is the son of Shawn and Tina Brooks. Baily Koppelmann is the daughter of Kevin and Rhonda Koppelmann.
Joining the queen Koppelmann in her court were seniors McKenzie DeRennaux and Alyssa Wood. DeRennaux was second runner-up and Wood the first runner-up in the queen voting tally.
Amy Adams was chosen as the junior class attendant, Bethany Snodgrass the sophomore class attendant, and Hannah Weaver the freshman class attendant.
Also participating in the senior queen competition were Lena Alsup and Jessica Switzer. Other senior king candidates were Chris Bach, John Ames, Brendan Snodgrass, and Eli Rikard.
Mica Holland and Ciara McDonald served as junior class attendant candidates, Shannon Ames and Michaela Forester ran as sophomore class attendant candidates, and Caitlin Edgar was a freshman class attendant candidate this year.
Serving as escorts during the coronation ceremony were juniors Gage Kline, Nick Lemons, and Devin Lea; sophomores Tyler Karpowecz, Chase Burlage, and Dayton Killeen; and freshmen Colten Barrett and Austin Thomas.
Jessica Maness and Trevor Barreca were the MCs for the evening. Retiring queen Michelle Brewer crowned the new royalty. Retiring king Cole Mitchell could not be present for the event.
The 2013 theme was “Wildcats Walk the Red Carpet.” Student council sponsors Emily Joseph and Oly Reyes helped organize homecoming week festivities, and Creative Expressions donated flowers for the homecoming court winners and a bouquet for the queen.