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Schools Will Crown Queens

By Staff | Oct 4, 2017

Photo by Jessica Owens Pictured is the 2017 Paden City High School homecoming court. Pictured in front row are senior queen candidates — Kameron McClain, Kacie Hartwig, Aubrey Neff, and Katrina Heasley. Behind the queen candidates are Lexus Clegg, seventh grade princess; Hope Weber, ninth grade princess; Kierra Daugherty, 11th grade princess; Trinity Loy, 10th grade princess; and Alyssa Phillips, eighth grade princess.

Paden City High School is pleased to announce plans for the 2017 homecoming festivities. The student council organization, under the leadership of President David Joy and Vice President Kyle Stackpole, has planned a multitude of activities.

Spirit week will kick off on Monday promoting the week long theme: “We Will Rock You.” Monday’s theme is “Born in the USA” where students will rock out red, white and blue attire. Tuesday, the school will be all things hippie while celebrating “Summer of 69.” Tuesday evening, the Paden City volleyball team will host a tri-match beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the students will celebrate “We Are the Champions” day, and classes will participate in a class competitions. Thursday, students will be “Kung Fu Fighting” as their spirit day. Thursday evening, the community will come together for a bonfire at Paden City Park starting at 8 p.m. This event was new in 2016 and will continue for 2017. The middle school football team will play earlier in the night at St. Marys. The varsity volleyball will play a match at River High School. The bonfire is an exciting opportunity for the school and community to show support for the Wildcats.

On Friday, students will end the school festivities with “Cat Scratch Fever” – the annual Green and White Day. A pep rally, including a cheer off between classes and the annual Powder Puff football game beginning at 2 p.m., will take place on Friday. Parents are invited to attend the Powder Puff game. Finally, on Friday evening, the community will once again join together for the Homecoming parade that begins at 6 p.m. The Homecoming game will kick off at 7 p.m. with the Wildcats hosting the CeeBees of Clay Batelle, with the coronation of the 2017 queen at halftime by Miss Kallie Arnett, 2016 Homecoming queen.

Candidates for this year’s Homecoming Queen are:

Katrina Heasley, daughter of Ron and Krissy Heasley. Katrina is a member of Mu Alpha Theta. She is a varsity volleyball player, a varsity cheerleader and varsity softball player.

Pictured are members of Valley High School’s homecoming court, with their respective escorts. Pictured is freshman princess McKinlee Yoho, escorted by Josh Bassett; junior princess Megan Brown, escorted by Gavin Morris; senior queen candidates Megan Vanderhoff, escorted by David Morgan; Savannah Tedrow, escorted by Cole Bates; Tessa Dudgeon, escorted by Brady Irvin; Sophie Palmer, escorted by Kyle Moore; Alexandra Bassett, escorted by Caden Palmer; and sophomore princess Samantha Morris, escorted by Shawn Fisher.

Kacie Hartwig, daughter of Brian Hartwig and Melanie Hartwig, Michelle Stackpole and Mark Stackpole. She is a member of Pep Club.

Kameron McClain, granddaughter of Greg and Betty Musgrave. She is a varsity volleyball player and a member of Pep Club and a Sources of Strength Mentor

Aubrey Neff, daughter of Chris and Denise Neff. Amber is a varsity volleyball and softball player. She is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, Cats Club, Student Council, Sources of Strength Mentor and a representative of the PCHS student advisor committee.

In addition to the candidates, the homecoming court will be rounded out by junior princess Kierra Daughtery, daughter of Eric and Autumn Daughtery; sophomore princess Trinity Loy, daughter of Joey and Miranda Loy; freshman princess Hope Weber, daughter of Eric and Amy Weber. The middle school representatives are eighth grader Alyssa Phillips, daughter of Scott and Susan Phillips; and seventh grade representative Lexus Clegg, daughter of Karla Fletcher and Michael Dent.

On Saturday, the Wildcat band will travel to Ripley to compete in Viking fest. Homecoming festivities will wrap up on Saturday with the annual Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the sophomore class.

Paden City High School would like to thank the faculty, students, parents and community for their on-going support. Without each of you these events would not be possible. A special thank you goes to the Alumni Association for the purchase of our Queens crown and the Homecoming courts’ flowers.


Five young ladies are vying for the chance to be Valley High School’s homecoming queen. The queen will be crowned Friday, Oct. 6 when the Lumberjacks football team will take on the Hundred Hornets.

Queen candidates are Megan Vanderhoff, Savannah Tedrow, Tessa Dudgeon, Sophie Palmer, and Alexandra Bassett. Vanderhoff is the daughter Brent and Melinda Vanderhoff. Megan will be escorted by David Morgan, son of David and Amy Morgan.

Tedrow, the daughter of Carl and Stephanie Tedrow, will be escorted by Cole Bates. Bates is the son of Rocky and Theresa Bates.

Tessa Dudgeon, escorted by Brady Irvin, is the daughter of Dale and Tammy Dudgeon. Brady Irvin is the son of Scott Irvin and Angie Bennett.

Sophie Palmer, daughter of David and Gabby Palmer, will be escorted by Kyle Moore. Moore is the son of Jennifer and John Moore.

Alexandra Bassett, daughter of Andy and Heather Bassett, will be escorted by Caden Palmer. Palmer is the son of Richie and Jeanie Palmer.

Junior princess is Megan Brown, daughter of Brad and Kari Brown. Megan will be escorted by Gavin Morris, the son of Calvin and Monica Morris.

Sophomore princess Samantha Morris, is the daughter of David and Jamie Morris. She will be escorted by Shawn Fisher, the son of Mark and Rachel Fisher.

Freshman princess McKinlee Yoho, will be escorted by Josh Bassett. Yoho is the daughter of Sean and Lisa Yoho, and Kelly and Mike Lloyd. Bassett is the son of Kristy and Steve Bassett.