By Selwyn Harris
It is Homecoming time for students at Pahrump Valley High School.
This week, students participated in numerous fun activities devoted to the annual tradition.
On Thursday parents, students and faculty members held the Homecoming Coronation Ceremony where underclassmen were crowned prince and princess while the seniors learned who the final five who would be kings and queens were announced.
Science Teacher Robin Williams said the royal couple will be revealed tonight on the school’s football field.
“The seniors will be crowned during halftime at the football game on Friday. We will be playing against Western High School from Las Vegas and I believe the kick-off is at 7 p.m. and people can start getting in there around 6:30 or so. We will crown the senior Homecoming king and queen during halftime at the football game,” he said.
Williams noted that more than 40 students were chosen as candidates for the prestigious title where all were selected from each of the school’s grade levels.
“Right now we have the top five from each of the different classes which are freshman, sophomores and juniors for the prince and princess title for their respective grade. For the seniors, we have the top 10 boys and top 10 girls.
“They were nominated by their classmates and we took the top 10 that had the highest nominations and we made sure that they met the requirements because they do have to be passing all of their classes so the students will be voting out of those top 10,” he said.
From the freshman class Kevin Daffer and Deliah Polnau were selected as prince and princess.
Sophomores Dylan Ault and Ashlyn DiBlasi were selected for the title while Juniors Cody Kovatch and Sydney Sladek were given the royal nod.
Williams meanwhile noted that students who are selected for king and queen do have certain duties associated with the honor.
“They have to set a good example for their fellow seniors and underclassmen. They are also kind of expected to come back and represent next year. The title is mostly to recognize those students who are respected by their peers and to give them an opportunity to shine,” he said.