VIDEO: 2019 EHS Homecoming Royalty Crowned


Published on October 4 2019 10:54 pm
Last Updated on October 6 2019 1:01 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Congratulations to Madilynn Stortzum and Hayvin Prather, the 2019 Effingham High School Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King.

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2019 EHS Homecoming King and Queen, Hayvin Prather and Madilynn Stortzum

The coronation took place at halftime of Friday night's Homecoming Game, which the Hearts won 42-0 over Mattoon.

The new royalty was crowned by retiring Queen and King Kaylee Phillips and Kaleb Kihne, although Prather had to wait until after the game as he was busy playing football. Kihne had found himself in the same situation last year.

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2019 EHS Homecoming Queen Madilynn Stortzum & 2018 Queen Kaylee Phillips

Madilynn is in good company in her role as Homecoming Queen, an honor she and her mother Charla Lake share. Charla was Homecoming Queen for EHS in 1988.

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 Madilynn Stortzum (2019) and her mother Charla (Soltwedel) Lake (1988)

The rest of the royalty: Senior Attendants Kennedy Collier, Carsyn Bushue and Tobi Albert...Senior Escorts Jett Gillum, Nathan Shackelford and Eli Seaman...Junior Attendants Emmi Albert and Ellie Waymoth...Junior Escorts Beau Hefner and Chase Woomer...Sophomore Attendants Anna Carrell and Eden Wendling...Sophomore Escorts Jonathan Perry and Ryan Smith...Freshman Attendants Courtney Beck and Ella Niebrugge...and Freshman Escorts Evan Waymoth and Evan Zhao.

The new royalty will reign over Saturday night's Homecoming Dance in Gym A at EHS.

Homecoming Court 2019