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LHS students select Queen Candidates, Torch Bearers for Homecoming



Receiving the ultimate compliment.


We always want to be respected by our peers, and seven senior students at London High School recently received a great compliment leading up to the school’s annual Homecoming.


As has been tradition at LHS for more than eight decades, five Queen candidates were selected by the student body. Then, another vote takes place to select a winner. That secret will be revealed on Friday, September 17 just prior to kick-off when a Queen is crowned before the Red Raider football team takes on the visiting Graham Falcons. This year’s candidates include – Brooklyn Sims, Chloe Snyder, Emma Gaston, Josephine Davis, and Paige McSeveney.


Also, the LHS varsity athletes annually vote on a female and male athlete to represent them by being torch bearers, and take part in the time-tested tradition of lighting the ‘L.’ This year their peers have chosen Sabrina Burke and Reid Gates.


In addition to excelling in the classroom these seven represent a great collection of campus involvement. Among them there are the president of the senior class, president of student council, leader of the football student section, captains of volleyball, soccer and softball, as well as a key member of LHS’ State runner-up Esports team. Other activities include FFA, band, Quick Recall, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, baseball, tennis, as well community church youth groups.


Their future plans are just as diverse, ranging from Youth Ministry to Athletic Training.


The Homecoming Parade will begin at 5:30pm. London FFA will have their annual Pork Loin Dinner on sale at the school that evening. Janelle Wilson and Roy Greenelee are this year’s Homecoming advisors.


All of these students will be featured in the program for the Homecoming football game. Printed/Designed by Wilson Printing and Graphics – with photos by Peters Photography — the program is printed as a fundraiser for the London Athletic Boosters.  The Boosters have been instrumental in helping to fund the turf field, the new scoreboards, and many smaller equipment needs for various athletic teams. This year, they are running both home and away concession stands for fall sports (and are in search of volunteers).