Royalty crowned to tremendous applause


Maya Smith

Basking in praise, senior Treven Gill celebrates his royalty crowning.

By Maya Smith, Editor-in-Chief of the Red & Black

After a Lawrence High score just before the half, student morale and energy were at their peaks. Fans, students and anyone watching knew it was time to crown the Lawrence High Homecoming royalty. 

The court members (Milo Bitters, Emme Dye, Peyton Fowler, Treven Gill, Jackson Green, Josh King, Noah Kirk, Tate Landes, Dallas Ostronic, Dominic Ostronic, Jack Ritter and Cole Watson) and their respective parents walked out onto the field, nerves and excitement heightened.

“There was definitely a little tension,” said senior and student body secretary Timo Webb, who played a part in the student council’s organization of the ceremony. “Personally, I couldn’t wait to find out who won.”

As Tate Landes and Treven Gill’s names were announced, the crowd erupted in cheers, best illustrated by this fantastic video from @LHSBaseball on Twitter

The student section and band chanted the royalties’ names as they made their way to the center of the field to be crowned. 

“I kind of felt shocked. I was speechless,” Gill said. “I had no idea what to say. Tate and I were stunned.”

The marching band was most excited at the news considering the new homecoming royalty are both a part of the band. Landes said she never expected to win. 

“I felt very grateful,” Landes said. “I love LHS. It was such an honor.”

 Gill added he is excited to help carry the crowning tradition. 

“Next year,” Gill said. “I get to pass it onto someone else and keep the LHS tradition alive!”