Kean, Short crowned 2021 Homecoming King, Queen

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SMILES. Newly crowned Homecoming King and Queen seniors Riley Kean (L) and Savannah Short (R) pose at the 50 yard line for photos. The crowning took place during the halftime of the Fort Osage v Van Horn football game.

Story by Jazzy Walker, Reporter

Riley Kean and Savannah Short received the most votes to become the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. The crowning took place at halftime during the football game against Van Horn on Friday, Sept. 17. Senior Savannah Short feels amazing about winning. 

“It felt good and it was overwhelming with love,” Short said. “The crowd got loud and it was a really cool experience.” 

Savannah is actively involved in Student council, varsity softball, and National Honors Society. She is also the senior class president. Senior Riley Kean feels very loved about winning. 

“I felt a lot of love because I wasn’t expecting it,” Kean said. “It was so crazy and felt like a dream honestly.” 

Riley is involved in Student council and broadcasting. Riley also won homecoming royalty his sophomore year. Junior Dillon Newell believes that Riley and Savannah are both very positive students. 

“They are both super nice to everyone and very respectable,” Newell said. “They never leave anyone out.” 

Following the crowning ceremony, the homecoming dance took place in the senior parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 18. The theme was “Hang Loose.” There was dancing, Kona Ice and a photo booth for students to enjoy.