Homecoming celebrations in Kemmerer

GAZETTE PHOTO / Michelle Tibbetts

The 2018 KHS homecoming royalty was crowned on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Pictured: senior 1st attendant Sierra Rogers, senior 1st attendant Carson Carlson, freshman first attendant Quentin Rosas, king Hayden Walker, freshman 1st attendant Olivia Nielson, queen Alexis Krall, junior 1st attendant Teryn Thatcher, junior 1st attendant Ben Wergin, sophomore 1st attendant Aspen Pollard and sophomore 1st attendant AQ Martinez.

Another Homecoming week for Kemmerer High School is in the books. To kick off the festivities last week, seniors continued the tradition of painting and lighting the “K” on the hillside.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Homecoming royalty was crowned (see above photo). All seniors who are involved in activities this fall were recognized with their parents at the event.

Wednesday night’s lineup also featured the football team’s jersey auction, where the seniors jerseys are awarded to the highest bidder as a fundraiser. Hayden Walker’s jersey sold for the highest amount, at $550. On Thursday, the Lady Rangers were victorious in their Homecoming game against Manila.

Friday afternoon brought the community together for a parade from the high school to Ridley’s. 

Kemmerer fell to Glenrock in the Homecoming football contest on Friday night, but there were plenty of Ranger fans who braved the cold to cheer them on.

Kemmerer students ended the Homecoming celebrations with a dance on Saturday night. For more Homecoming photos, visit our Facebook page. 

Homecoming King Hayden Walker presents a signed Ranger football helmet to Buck Wood, honorary Homecoming chairman, at the royalty coronation, senior activities recognition and football jersey auction on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Konnor Gregory and Arcelia Herrara, Brayden Dearden and Genisis Malone, Derick Wilcox and Callie Bosch, Ben Wergin and Teryn Thatcher, Hayden Walker and Brooklynn Hagler, Carson Carlson and Sierra Rogers on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Taylor McCloud and Jeydon Boyd, Alexis Krall and Tanner Plowman, Charity Chamberlain and Dawson Schramm, Sydnie Julander and Aaron Ortiz, Aspen Pollard and AQ Martinez, Olivia Nielson and Colby Bowen and Mimi Horst and Quentin Rosas at the royalty coronation on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The American Legion Post 55 marches in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5.

The KJSHS marching band in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5.

The KHS senior class float, decorated with the theme “Skunk the Herders,” won best float in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5.  The float was even equipped with a smoke machine.

The Kemmerer Mini-Ranger cheerleaders march in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5.

The Kemmerer football team rides in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5.