AHS announces 2019 Homecoming Court

Published 2:31 pm Saturday, September 21, 2019

Austin High School announced their 2019 Homecoming court Friday. Front row, from left: Kyra Walters, Sophia Kvam, Colie Justice, Jordyn McCormack, Avery Thompson and Ellie Eyre. Back row: Elisha Simerson, Agwa Nywesh, Jacob Venenga, Andy Chesak, Hapi Ogilla and Jackson Oelfke. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin High School students were hailing the scarlet and white on Friday as Homecoming Week 2019 has officially kicked-off.

Packer Gym erupted into a flurry of school spirit, as students from each class celebrated the kick-off for Homecoming Week. Cheerleaders led chants, students competed against each other in an intense game of Rock Paper Scissors, and then the Spirit Week Fashion Show had participants showing off various apparel for the next week’s themed-days, such as Spam Day, Dress-Up Day and Battle of Connects Class Colors.

Next week will be packed with various activities such as a pep fest, bonfire and parade to have students get pumped for the upcoming football game against Mabel-Canton on Friday, with Saturday being the night of the Homecoming Dance.

Normally, 10 students are chosen to be on the court based on the number of nominations received by their peers. However, there was a tie between two students, which meant that 12 students are on the court. Coronation will be next Wednesday.

As each nominee was named, the student ran through a tunnel formed by their fellow classmates and joined a growing line of court representatives.

Elisha Simerson, a senior, was stunned that he was one of the nominees for this year’s Homecoming King, and was pumped for next week’s festivities and football game.

“I was extremely happy,” Simerson said. “I didn’t think I was going to get picked. I’m most excited for Battle of Connects. That’s always fun. I’m so excited for Homecoming.”


2019 Austin High School Homecoming

Queen Nominees

  • Avery Thompson
  • Sophia Kvam
  • Colie Justice
  • Ellie Eyre
  • Jordyn McCormack
  • Kyra Walters

King Nominees

  • Agwa Nywesh
  • Andy Chesak
  • Elisha Simerson
  • Jackson Oelfke
  • Jacob Venenga
  • Hapi Ogilla

Spirit Week Themes

  • Monday: 70’s Wear /Tie-dye apparel
  • Tuesday: Spam Day
  • Wednesday: Dress-up Day
  • Thursday: Battle of Connects

Class Colors

  • Freshmen: Orange
  • Sophomores: Green
  • Juniors: Blue
  • Seniors: Black
  • Friday: AHS Packers Spirit Wear