Eldon announces 2011 Homecoming court

The 2011 Eldon High School Homecoming Court nominees include, front row, Rochelle Eidson, Lauren Graves, Megan Humphrey, Chelsea Arterberry and Bailey Salmons; and back row, Cole Wyrick, James Ellis, Bradley Dinwiddie, Matt Pehle and Mason Farris.

The 2011 Eldon High School Homecoming Court nominees include, front row, Rochelle Eidson, Lauren Graves, Megan Humphrey, Chelsea Arterberry and Bailey Salmons; and back row, Cole Wyrick, James Ellis, Bradley Dinwiddie, Matt Pehle and Mason Farris. Photo by Dianne Steingrubey.

Eldon High School has announced 10 senior nominees for the 2011 Homecoming Court. Eldon’s Homecoming King will be crowned during a school-wide assembly on Friday, Sept. 30, and the Queen will be crowned at halftime of the Homecoming football game against Warsaw. Kickoff is set for 7p.m. The theme is “Wrangle the Wildcats.”

The Homecoming Queen nominees are Chelsea Arterberry, Rochelle Catheryn Eidson, Lauren Graves, Megan Humphrey and Bailey Jo Salmons. The Homecoming King nominees are Bradley Dinwiddie, James Ellis, Mason Farris, Matt Pehle and Cole Wyrick.

Arterberry, daughter of Billy and Brandy Arment and Allen Arterberry, is active or has been active in FFA for four years, cheerleading for three years and color guard for two years. After high school, Arterberry plans to attend a four year University and major in psychology and minor in photography.

Eidson, daughter of Kerry and Robin Eidson, is active or has been active in FFA for four years, NHS for three years, Spanish Club for four years, Chamber Choir for two years and volunteer work at Eldon’s MOCA Head Start. Her accomplishments include: FFA junior officer for two years, FFA chapter officer for two years, member of the 2011 Eldon FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team, which placed first at state and will be competing at Nationals this October and attended the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. last June. After high school, Eidson plans to attend Missouri State University and seek a degree in speech and language pathology.

Graves, daughter of Lee and Anne Graves, is active or has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, the Eldon Dolphin Swim Team, band and jazz band, FCA, Science Club and the Lake Area Orchestra. In the community, Graves is a member of the Richie Baptist Church. Her accomplishments include: lettered in basketball, track and band, drum major of Eldon High School Marching Band and Honor Roll for three years. After high school, Graves plans to join the coast guard and study marine biology.

Humphrey, daughter of Tim and Lorretta Humphrey, is active or has been active in FCA, TATU, SADD, FFA, NHS (vice president), EDGE (tutor), varsity volleyball for two years, varsity basketball for four years, varsity track and field for four years and Student Council (class president). In the community, she is a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church. Her accomplishments include: being the top 10 percent of class each year, varsity volleyball captain for two years, varsity basketball captain for four years, varsity track and field captain for four years, basketball All-Conference for three years, basketball All-District 2011, sectional-qualifier 100m hurdles 2011 and record holder in 100m hurdles. After high school, Humphrey plans to attend Lincoln University and major in education.

Salmons, daughter of Tyler and Shelia Salmons, is active or has been active in Spring Garden 4H, NHS, Spanish Club, FFA, TATU, Eldon Chamber Choir, Honorary member of the student council, Parliamentary Procedure team, showing animals at the county and state fairs. In the community, she is a member of the Eldon First Baptist Church. Her accomplishments include: being in the top 10 percent of her class freshman and sophomore year, being inducted in NHS, being active in her FFA chapter where she has served on one officer team all four years and awarded many high awards, such as Star Green Hand and her leadership pin. Salmons will compete at Nationals this October with her Parliamentary Procedure Team. Also, in 2009, she represented the town as Miss Miller County Teen. Salmons plans on graduating in the top 10 percent of her class and being active in many clubs. After high school, she plans to attend college to be an OBGYN nurse and double major in agriculture where she can work as a nurse and still pursue her dream of promoting agriculture.

Dinwiddie, son of Bryant and Meriah Dinwiddie, is active or has been active in football, basketball, baseball, track, FBLA, NHS, Spanish Club, MSHSAA Student Advisory Committee and Science Club. In the community, he is a member of the Eldon Church of the Nazarene. His accomplishments include:being selected as FBLA president, FBLA District secretary, NHS secretary, selected as a second team All-Conference linebacker player for football and honorable mention All-Conference running Back. After high school, Dinwiddie plans to attend the University of Missouri and major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Ellis, son of James and Cari Ellis, is active or has been active in FBLA, Science Club, football, winter weightlifting, track, FCA and baseball. In the community, he is a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church. His accomplishments include: All point leader the boys track team for the past three years, two year letter in football, selected as captain for the football team, three year letter in track, B Honor Roll. After high school, Ellis plans to attend a four-year college and major in Criminal Justice.

Farris, son of Sonny and Kim Farris, is active or has been active in football, basketball, baseball, FFA, NHS, Science Club, Spanish Club, Art Club and Student Council. In the community, he is a member of Ninth Street Christian Church. His accomplishments include: being selected FFA treasurer, Mo. Boys’ State member, Student Council vice president, All-Conference honorable mention tight end player (2009-10) in football and selected as a second team All-Conference offensive line player (2010-11) in football. After high school, Farris plans to attend College of the Ozarks and major in Biological Science and enroll in their pre-med program. Then, attend a medical school to study radiology.

Pehle, son of John and Tonya Pehle, is active or has been active in Football and track. In the community, he is a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church. His accomplishments include: two year letter in football, two year letter in track, selected as first team All-Conference tight end player for football, selected as second team All-Conference defensive line player for football, selected as second team All-District tight end player for football, selected as second team All-District defensive line player for football. After high school, Pehle plans to attend a four-year college and play football.

Wyrick, son of Bill and Laurie Wyrick and Tom and Amy Schwantze, is active or has been active in FCA, FFA and youth group as a leader. His accomplishments include: two year letter in football and two year letter in track. After high school, Wyrick plans to enlist in the United States Marines, attend a four-year college after the service and earn a criminal justice degree.

EHS Homecoming schedule

Spirit Week will take place the week of Homecoming, Sept. 26-30, which involves dress-up participation during the school day with each day of the week having a different theme for students and staff to follow.

The bonfire is set for Sept. 29 following the volleyball game at middle school.

Homecoming Day

High School will be on a compressed schedule 1-5 periods.

The pep assembly will start at 12:15 p.m.

High School students will be dismissed at approximately 1 p.m.

Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m., floats need to be lined up by 1 p.m.

Game will start at 7 p.m., Homecoming ceremony will be during halftime.

Homecoming Dance will be in the old gym starting at 9 p.m. and ending at midnight.

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