Casey McCarty was crowned Highland High School’s Winter Homecoming queen, and Kyle Minyo was crowned king at homecoming ceremonies on Jan. 31. Highland Student Council sponsored the activities of the homecoming ceremony and the dance, which all took place on Jan. 31. The ceremony was held in between the varsity and junior varsity games at the boys’ basketball game versus Ridgedale, with the dance following the game.
Casey is the daughter of Allen and Leanna McCarty and was escorted by her father. Casey is involved in the FFA at Highland, and she was named Employee of the Month 2013 at McDonald’s. Casey is proud to say that she loves America and its troops! Her outside interests include fishing, and her future plans are to attend The Ohio State University to major in Agribusiness and minor in plant science.
Kyle Minyo is the son of Dale and Cynthia Minyo and was escorted by his mom. Kyle participates in football, basketball, and track for Highland. He is a member of student council and the National Honor Society. Kyle was named to the Football Academic All-Ohio team this year. In his spare time, he loves to work out and hang out with his friends. In his future, Kyle plans to attend Otterbein University and play football for the Cardinals.
Senior members of the court were Haley Chapman, Curtis Belcher, Baylee Messmer, and Marcus Chapman. Haley Chapman is the daughter of Phil Chapman and Kerry Wintrich and was escorted by her father. Haley’s special interests include spending time with friends and family, and she also loves shopping. In her future, Haley hasn’t decided on a particular college yet, but she knows that she wants to study childhood development because she loves kids!
Curtis Belcher is the son of Todd and Shannon Belcher and was escorted by his mom. Curtis has participated in basketball and golf for the last four years. He was named to the Academic All-Ohio golf team this year. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and his outside interests are sports and hanging out with family and friends. Curtis’s future plans are to attend a 4-yr. college to major in Accounting, and he also would like to continue playing basketball and golf at the collegiate level.
Baylee Messmer is the daughter of Andy and Darla Messmer and was escorted by her dad. Baylee was named Pork Princess of the Morrow County Fair 2010. At school, she is a valuable office worker and guidance assistant. Baylee is proud to actively support Breast Cancer Awareness! In her spare time, she enjoys hunting and fishing. Baylee’s future plans are to attend a 4-yr. college to major in Education.
Marcus Chapman is the son of Galen and Tammy Chapman and was escorted by his mom. Marcus participates in cross country and baseball at Highland. He is also a member of student council and Business Professionals of America. Outside of school, Marcus enjoys working out and being very, very social. He also loves America! Marcus’s future plans are to attend Kent State University, where he will major in either Athletic Training or Radiology.
Crowning both the queen and king was Student Council President, Katelynn Davis. She is the daughter of Toby Davis and Michelle Cole and was escorted by her dad. Katelynn has been a football and basketball cheerleader at Highland for the last four years. She is also involved in the Business Professionals of America and the yearbook committee. In her future, Katelynn plans to attend Otterbein University and major in Nursing.
Other court members were Kevin Jones, Courtney Curnutte, Garrett Mentzer, Jacob Ware, Marlese Ferguson, Max Schreiber, and Regan Smith. Junior Kevin Jones was escorted by his mom, Toni Jones. Kevin participates in cross country and track at Highland. He holds several positions, including President of Business Professionals of America, Vice-President of the student council, and National Honor Society member. After high school, Kevin is undecided on becoming a spaceman or tanning consultant.
Junior representative, Courtney Curnutte, is the daughter of Julie and Troy Berry and Dwayne Curnutte, and was escorted by her dad. Courtney is a member of the Lady Scots’ softball team, and she enjoys hanging out with friends and family in her spare time. Her future plans are to attend a 4-yr. college to become a pediatric nurse, and she would eventually like to work in a NICU unit.
We had two male sophomore representatives, Garrett Mentzer and Jacob Ware. Mentzer is the son of Mark and Tasha Mentzer and was escorted by his mom. He participates in both football and track at Highland. In his spare time, Garrett enjoys hanging out with friends and fishing. His future plans are to attend a 4-yr. college and play football. He ultimately would like to become a high school teacher and football coach.
Jacob Ware is the son of Ian and Georgeann Ware. He is a member of the Highland Varsity football team and plays right tackle. Jacob is a crew member at McDonald’s. In his future, Jacob plans to attend Harvard or Yale, and his major is undecided.
Also representing the sophomore class was Marlese Ferguson. She is the daughter of Jeff Ferguson and Brenda Ferguson and was escorted by her dad. Marlese is the libero on the Highland Lady Scots’ volleyball team. She also plays club volleyball at Advancement Academy and is a member of student council. Marlese’s future plans include attending a 4-yr. college to play volleyball, and she eventually would like to become a volleyball coach.
Freshmen representatives were Max Schreiber and Regan Smith. Schreiber is the son of Eric and Monica Schreiber and was escorted by his mom. Max participates in football, basketball, and baseball at Highland. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. In his future, Max plans to attend The Ohio State University to pursue a job in the medical field.
Regan Smith is the daughter of Michael and Trisha Smith and was escorted by her dad. She proudly participates in the Junior ROTC at Highland, as well as working on the school newspaper. Outside of school, Regan enjoys hunting, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She plans to go into the military in her future.