By Amy Balagna Posted October 22, 2008
Halftime of the varsity football game might have drawn as large of a crowd as the game itself. The ceremony began with an introduction of the flag carriers. Tyler Cooper, the Humboldt County High School Rodeo Queen, carried the American flag, Kali Gerhard, Junior Princess Rodeo Winnemucca 2009, carried the Nevada flag, and DeeAnna Pasquale, Junior Miss Rodeo Winnemucca, carried Lowry’s flag.
The dance team and cheerleaders then filed onto the field as Homecoming Grand Marshall Doug Conner was announced. Conner has taught at Lowry for 26 years and is greatly admired and respected by the student body. After serving his country in Korea, Conner went on to earn his teaching credentials and a Bachelor of Science degree from UNR. Conner has had a significant impact on Lowry as well as the town of Winnemucca.
After honoring Conner, the royalty candidates were announced and driven onto the field in a procession of vehicles from Bosch Motors. King candidate Collin Messerly was the first to be announced, followed by queen candidate Morgen Thacker. Candidates Derrick Macliz and Sophie Kristof were introduced next, followed by royalty hopefuls Trevor Grant and Stevie Hamilton. All of the candidates are dedicated students and athletes.
After an epic moment of suspense, as shivering students held their breath and crossed their numb fingers, Derrick Macliz and Sophie Kristof were voted Homecoming King and Queen. Last year’s queen, Dixie Richards, and Junior Class President Mary Granath bestowed majestic crowns upon the beaming King and Queen.