New king and queen crowned Friday night |

New king and queen crowned Friday night

by Caryn Haller

The homecoming court are top l-r, Kristina Barnum and Dakota Boisseau, middle l-r, Katie McCullough, Jessa Gansberg and Kassidy Freitas, bottom l-r, Ty Tremaine, Dillon Lopez, James Herrick, Joey Swisher and Zak Scherbak.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Homecoming king nominee Dillon Lopez, 17, said he is looking forward to his 10 minutes of classiness. Douglas High School crowns a new king and queen during halftime of Friday night’s homecoming football game against Spanish Springs.

“It’s pretty cool. It makes me feel special,” Dillon said of his nomination. “I get a free tuxedo for a short period of time, and a good 10 minutes of classiness.”

Dillon is on the baseball team and a member of Block D Letterman’s Club.

“I would like to win the crown,” he said. “As king I would promote world peace.”

Queen nominee Kristina Barnum, 17, is nervous about Thursday’s pep rally when she has to perform her talent in front of the student body.

“I’m a little nervous, but excited. It’s an honor being nominated by all the students,” she said. “I like the crowning ceremony the most because it’s fun to see everyone dressed up.”

For king nominee Zak Scherbak, 17, homecoming means school spirit.

“Homecoming to me means massive amounts of school spirit, which is important so everyone is involved with each other,” he said. “I love getting dressed up. It’s one of the funnest things.”

Scherbak said he enjoys Tacky Tourist Day the most because, “You get to come to school dressed up as an idiot and have fun with it.”

The youngest member of the homecoming court, Dakota Boisseau, 16, couldn’t stop smiling when talking about her nomination.

“If I win, I’ll be really, super happy,” she said. “It will be fantastic.”

Homecoming week began Monday with Red, White and Blue Day. Tuesday was Tacky Tourist Day. Today is Work Wednesday. Thursday is Army Strong Day, and Friday is Spirit Day.

Douglas alumni Madrigal members interested in singing the National Anthem at the game are also invited to meet 6 p.m. Friday in the band room.

This years’ theme is “Made in ‘merica.”

As Karen Lamb’s leadership students repeated the theme in their best country accent, Lamb said, “because we’re weird and we like to be different.”