Magnolia High School will crown its Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies Friday when the Magnolia Blue Eagles meet the Barnesville Shamrocks at Alumni Field in New Martinsville.
Each class selected their representatives, but the entire school will vote for one of the five senior candidates on the Homecoming Court to serve as Homecoming Queen 2012.
The Homecoming Parade will take place at approximately 6 p.m., starting in front of the high school on Maple Avenue and proceed south, turning right at North Street toward the Ohio River and then again right onto Main Street and continue north to the football field. A special addition this year will be an Alumni Band joining with the Magnolia Blue Eagle and New Martinsville School Marching Bands. Along with the candidates in their convertibles, 2011 Queen Ashtin Zajdowicz, additional floats, and the powerful sounds of the marching bands, this yearly tradition should be something enjoyable for young and old alike. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. at Magnolia High School. The disc jockey for the evening will be Black and White.
Magnolia High School will crown its homecoming queen during halftime festivities of the varsity football game against Barnesville Friday night at Alumni Field.
In the front row, from left: Senior Queen Candidates Hannah Glow, Kayla Adams, Eliza Cain, and Sydney Smith.
Second row: Sophomore Princess Cady Pierce, Junior Princess Claire Bridge, Senior Escort Bret Brill, Senior Queen Candidate Kennedy Slampak, Senior Escort Garrett Emch, and Junior Escort Alex Miller.
Back row: Freshman Princess Evan Estep, Senior Escort Eric Piekarski, Senior Escort Mark Winters, Senior Escort Zach Archer, and Freshman Escort Mitch Winters.
Not pictured: Freshman Escort Logan Moffitt. (Photo by Bruce Crawford)
The following seniors were selected to the Homecoming Court:
Kayla Adams, daughter of Randy and Cindy Adams of New Martinsville, is a four-year varsity cheerleader, Senior Class Vice-President, co-president of the Young Ladies Union, and member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and Young Life. She is a New Martinsville Rotary Student of the Month and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She plans to attend West Liberty University and major in Elementary Education. Mark Winters, son of Mike and Becky Winters of New Martinsville, is her escort.
Eliza Cain, daughter of Joe and Barbara Cain of Proctor, is active in Silver Bee Bee's 4-H Club and vice-president of the Future Farmers of America. She is a four-year varsity cheerleader and member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Young Life, Young Ladies Union, and four-year member of the Student Council. She attends the Steelton Church of Christ. She plans to attend West Virginia University and major in Pediatric Nursing. Zachary Archer, son of Craig and Jennifer Archer of New Martinsville, is her escort.
Hannah Glow, daughter of Brett and Carla Wade of New Martinsville and Mike and Beth Glow of New Martinsville, is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Young Ladies Union, MHS Principal's List, and the Drug Free Clubs of America. She has been her Class President for three years. She actively participates in Young Life and is an employee at Baristas Espresso Cafe in downtown New Martinsville. Hannah plans to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Boston, Mass., and major in culinary arts and management. Eric Piekarski, son of Mike and Jackie Piekarski of New Martinsville, is her escort.
Kennedy Slampak, daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Janie Slampak of New Martinsville and Kristin and Jeff Wetzel of New Martinsville, is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Student Council, Magnolia Varsity Cheerleading and Softball teams and is a New Martinsville Rotary Student of the Month. She is co-president of the Young Ladies Union. Kennedy plans to attend West Virginia University and major in Political Science with a minor in Journalism. She hopes to continue on to law school. Garrett Emch, son of Dr. Edward and Jan Emch of New Martinsville, is her escort.
Sydney Smith, daughter of Chris Smith and Jainee Smith of New Martinsville, is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary, Science National Honor Society, active in Young Life and is captain of the Magnolia Girl's Soccer Team. She is an Honor Roll Student and participates in the Magnolia Track Program. Sydney plans to attend West Virginia University and major in pre-medicine. Bret Brill, son of Ron and Pam Brill of New Martinsville, is her escort.
Junior Princess is Claire Bridge, daughter of Tim Bridge of Proctor and Lisa Bridge of New Martinsville. She is a three-year member of Magnolia Student Council, MHS Honor Roll, Technology Students of America, and the Young Ladies Union. Her escort is Alex Miller, son of Robert Miller of New Martinsville and Sheri Whorton of Moundsville.
Sophomore Princess is Cadence Pierce, daughter of Jay and Leslie Pierce of New Martinsville. Cady is the 2012 State of West Virginia Children's Miracle Network Champion Child, member of the Magnolia High School Band, and attends Trinity Presbyterian Church in New Martinsville. Her escort is Logan Moffitt, son of Jennifer Moffitt of Middlebourne and Jason and Jeni Moffitt of New Martinsville.
Interestingly, Pierce is actually a member of the freshmen class, but was unanimously elected by write-in vote by the sophomore class-her classmates until just one year ago as she was held back in the eighth grade for non-academic reasons. "They still wanted her as their princess. In their minds, she still belonged with them and to them," said her mother, Leslie Pierce. "She shares a huge part of their history. They've always loved her and been very protective of her. To them, she symbolizes grace and strength."
Freshman Princess is Evan Estep, daughter of Steve and Dee Dee Estep of New Martinsville. Evan is a member of the MHS JV Volleyball team, Magnolia High School Principal's List, and plans on running track in the spring. She is also a member of Cheernastics All Stars, participates in Relay for Life, and attends New Martinsville United Methodist Church. Her escort is Mitch Winters, son of Mike and Becky Winters of New Martinsville.