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Cherokee High School set to crown new homecoming royalty Friday

Cherokee High School is in the middle of their basketball homecoming week, which will conclude with the basketball games Friday night against Canton.

The theme for this year is, “‘Lettuce’ Whip the Tigers.”

The daily themes are also as follows:

• Monday: 1,000 Island (Hawaiian/beach attire).

• Tuesday: Caesar (Greek attire or pick a class color).

• Wednesday: Balsamic Vinaigrette (Prep Day, Frat/Sorority).

• Thursday: Ranch (country/western).

• Friday: House (spirit day/school colors).

Coronation will begin at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game starting at 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ game following.

There will be no homecoming dance this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The royalty are as follows:

• Jadin Hall. She is the daughter of Greg and Rita Hall.

Jadin is involved in basketball, cross country, track, golf, FCCLA, FFA, SLC, BPA, worship team and football team filmer.

Her honors include member of the 2018 state runner-up two mile relay, 2018 and 2019 open 800 state qualifier, member of the 2019 third place state cross country team, National Gold Star winner in FCCLA website design, honors student and 2019 basketball district champs.

When asked why she should be homecoming queen, Jadin said, “I would rather not be.”

• Bridget Wilhite. She is the daughter of Brian and Amber Wilhite.

Bridget is involved in cheer, basketball, track, softball, FCCLA and STUCO.

Her honors include basketball district champions, Cherokee Strip Honorable mention, Cherokee Invitational All-Tournament team, track state runner-up in two mile relay, pole vault state qualifier, cross country three time state qualifier, All-American cheer nominee, 8-man all-star cheerleader, all-conference honorable mention in softball, district officer for three years, local officer for four years, currently serving as chapter president, three time national voting delegate, National STAR gold medalist and president of student council.

When asked why she should be homecoming queen, Bridget said, “I’ve lived in Cherokee my whole life and as a little girl I’ve always wanted to win homecoming queen.

• Gabriella Solis. She is the daughter of Franquy and Jose Solis.

Gabriella is involved in softball, basketball, FCCLA and FFA.

Her honors include All-Conference Softball in 2018, 2019 and 2020, All-Region Softball Team in 2020, NW Area Softball Team Honorable Mention, National Honor Society, Valedictorian and Superintendent’s Honor Roll.

When asked why she should be homecoming queen, Gabriella said, “I think it would be great to win a crown. I would like to be that representative for Cherokee. I always dreamed to one day have the chance and be the homecoming queen.”

• Noah Leslie. He is the son of Amy Leslie and the late Jermiah Lazcano.

Noah is involved in basketball, baseball, golf, speech and debate and One-Act.

His honors include two time state One-Act champions, stuco vice-president, senior class vice-president, regional one-act all-star cast and regional finalist in HD in speech and debate.

When asked why he should be homecoming king, Noah said, “Why should I be homecoming King? It would be a great honor to win, but I’d be happy if my buddies Ruston or Kannin won it instead.”

• Ruston James. He is the son of Cynthia Passwater-Hudson and Robert Hudson.

James is involved in football, basketball, baseball, FFA, FCCLA and Stuco.

His honors include 2019 and 2020 district B2 football champions, 2019 state semi-finalist in football, 2020 district B2 defensive MVP, 2019 and 2020 district basketball champions, 2020 state academic basketball champions, 20201 Cherokee Invitational Tournament and Cherokee Strip Conference all-tournament team member.

When asked why he should be homecoming king, James said, “It’s a good resume builder for taking girlfriend applications in college to further my knowledge of females.”

• Kannin Koehn. He is the son of Andrea Corr.

Koehn is involved in football, basketball, baseball, FCCLA and the academic team.

His honors include 2019 Oklahoma Northwest Academic Conference All-Conference, 2019 basketball district champions, 2019 Cherokee Strip Conference tournament champions, 2019 Cherokee Strip Conference Co-champions in basketball, 2019 district football champions, 2019 state semi-finalist in football, 2020 undefeated baseball season, 2019 Cherokee Strip Tournament All-Star in academic team, 2020 Cherokee Strip Conference Tournament All-star in academic team, 2020 district champion in football, 2020 district honorable mention in football and eighth grade valedictorian.

When asked why he should be homecoming king, Koehn said, “I should be homecoming king, because I have the best mullet on the team.”

The flower girl for the evening is Adley Guffy. She is the daughter of Matt and Chelsey Guffy.

Adley’s hobbies are spending her free time singing, dancing or riding her hoverboard. She also enjoys playing with her brother and little sister.

When she grows up, she wants to be a princess. “A princess! Because I love princesses,” Adley said in her bio form.

Adley’s favorite part of school is getting to see Ms. Davis, playing with her friends and going to the gym with Coach Guffy (dad).

The crown bearer is Jantzyn Davis. He is the son of Jacob Davis and Candi Davis.

Jantzyn’s hobbies are jumping on the trampoline, drawing and coloring.

When he grows up, Jantzyn wants to be a police officer.

His favorite part of school is recess.

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