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SHS 2018 Homecoming Queen Crowned

Senior Riley Taylor was crowned Homecoming Queen in front of her peers, staff, and parents during this morning's coronation assembly. 

Senior government classes voted the week before the presentation assembly and narrowed the field of eleven nominees down to five contenders: Maya DuChesne, Savannah Judd, Chyanne Kienitz, Claire Owens, and Taylor. 

Alumni homecoming queen Juliet Desmarias, who graduated in 2009, was the guest speaker and was escorted by Snohomish Panther football player Cole Kelsey, who had the highest grade point average of the varsity team.

Alex Vickers and Katie Anderson were the emcees and the flower attendants were Holden Fogg and Eloise Cowan, son and daughter of SHS math teacher Justin Fogg and social studies teacher Kaci Cowan, respectively.

In addition to the five finalists, princesses of the senior class were Jenna Baker, Rainey Gagnon, Rachel Groome,  Lauryn LePoidevin, Kenzie Meyer, and Maddie Oppenheimer. 

After each of the princesses had the opportunity to showcase their individual accomplishments and personalities, the school provided the drum roll as all waited in anticipation to finally see Taylor’s picture appear on the screen, much to the delight of the student body.

"I was really excited, and that's why I cried, and I was super happy," said Taylor shortly after the coronation. "I just think that it was really, really cool and I felt really good. I definitely didn't [expect to be homecoming queen]. I was actually really suprised."

Taylor has been involved in leadership, lacrosse, and is currently the senior class vice-president. In the next five years, she plans on going to college and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Taylor was escorted by Elijah Osborne and will be riding in a convertible Ford Mustang on Friday during the annual Serpentine parade, with the rest of the princesses following. The other escorts were Kolten Smith (Baker), Cameron Stevenson (DuChesne), Wyatt Wilson (Gagnon), Alex Steigenga (Groome), Drew Winston (Judd), Hayden Hewitt (Kienitz), Kristian Mock (LePoidevin), Owen Fiedler (Meyer), Tate French (Oppenheimer), and Sam Stayner (Owens).