Spring Hill High School will crown its King and Queen of Winter Courts this Friday evening between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games on Feb. 18th.
The coronation will cap off several days of celebration at the high school.

The candidates are in front: Marin Willis, Ellen Wieberg, Heather Wayne and Lenzi Sudduth; and in back, Charlie Briggs, Zach Pickett, Dylan Schafer and Nate Keegan. Submitted photo


During the abbreviated school week, which has been cut short on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday by parent teacher conferences, students participated in dress up days to show their Bronco spirit.
On Monday students had a choice of themes; they could dress in 80s work out attire or, if they were feeling a 1960s vibe, they could don their grooviest tie die shirt.  On Tuesday students wore pink for Pink Out Day to support the Lady Broncos that evening in their Pink Zone basketball game to raise money for cancer.  On Wednesday, students will again have a choice of themes when they come to school dressed up in the outfit that best represents their favorite careers or when they find a twin and come to school dressed as a duo.
The Friday evening festivities will begin when the Spring Hill Lady Broncos take the court against Louisburg in Frontier League play.  SHHS, with a record of 14-2 and ranked number 1 in the Kansas City Star small class poll will tip off against the Wildcats, who are, at press time 8-7.  The Lady Broncos beat the Lady Wildcats at a meeting earlier in the season, winning 55-46.
Following the girl’s game, the boys will take the court in another Frontier League clash with Louisburg.  SHHS, with a record of 7-8, will seek revenge for their earlier season loss to the Wildcats, now 8-8 on the season.  The Broncos lost that game 50-37.
Between the two games, the homecoming candidates will be presented to their hometown crowd and a King and Queen will be named.
Candidates were selected through their participation in activities their junior year and voted on by the student body.

Meet the Queen Candidates
Lenzi Sudduth is the daughter of Russel and Sheri Sudduth. She has been a member of the Lady Bronco volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. She plans on participating in soccer this season. Lenzi has been on the Student Council for two years and serves as the Vice-President this year. She is the yearbook editor-in-chief and is in the volunteer club. She is in the National Honor Society and is a 4.0 student.  Lenzi is deciding between Pittsburg State University and the University of Central Missouri. She would like to be in a four-year nursing program.
Heather Wayne is the daughter of Melody and David Wayne. Heather has been a wrestling manager for four years. She is also member of Madrigals, Student Council, Students Against Drunk Driving, and LINKS. With a 3.8 GPA, Heather is a member of the National Honor Society. Heather will be attending Johnson County Community College in the fall. She would like to transfer to the University of Kansas.
Ellen Wieberg is the daughter of Laura and Carl Wieberg.  Ellen has been involved in Lady Bronco softball and tennis teams. She is a member the National Honor Society and serves as this year’s president. She is the newspaper editor-in-chief, business manager, and design editor. She is also in the volunteer club and serves as the yearbook copy editor. Ellen is a Kansas Honor Scholar. She plans on attending William Jewell College in the fall to study the history of ideas. She is hoping to be a member of the Oxbridge Honors Program.
Marin Willis is the daughter of Lynette and Chuck Willis.  She has been a LINKS and a Natural Helpers leader. She has been on the yearbook staff for two years and is the assistant editor this year. She served as an officer of the freshmen class. Marin has been on the dance team all four years at SHHS. She was the lieutenant her junior year and is the captain this year. Marin has been a member of the Powder Puff team. She has also been the varsity boys’ baseball manager for three years. Marin was voted Miss 4-H at the Johnson County Fair in 2009.  She plans to attend Kansas State University next year, hoping for a spot on the Classy Cats dance team.  Her plans are to study pre-med in hopes of becoming a dermatologist in the future.

Meet the King Candidates
Charlie is the son of Steve and Barbara Briggs.  He has played football for the Broncos for all four years of high school and was selected as Frontier League honorable mention his junior and senior years. He has also been a wrestler for four years and was a state qualifier his junior year. Charlie has been selected to Natural Helpers and the National Honor Society. He was involved in FFA and orchestra. Charlie has been on the A honor roll all four years.  Charlie plans to attend the University of Missouri next year and major in veterinary science.
Nathan Keegan is the son of Sam and Suzie Keegan.  Nate has been a wrestler for the Broncos and played for the football team as well. He has played baseball for four years. He was a member of the boys’ dance team and was voted by his peers to have the most school spirit. He was a Natural Helpers nominee as well as a National Honor Society nominee. Nate has been on the A and B honor roll all four years.  Nate is planning on playing baseball at Allen County Community College where he will study pre-vet. He would like to transfer to Kansas State University and become a veterinarian.
Zach Pickett is the son of Cindy Gretencord and Bob Pickett. Zach has been a member of the Bronco soccer and golf teams and has played basketball and baseball all four years. Zach has been involved with the Volunteer Club and is a Natural Helpers nominee. Zach has been on the A honor roll throughout his high school career. He is undecided about where he hopes to attend college, but would like to major in finance and minor in business administration.
Dylan Shafer is the son of Mike and Angie Shafer. He has played baseball for the Broncos for four years and three years of basketball. He made 1st team all
Frontier League 2nd baseman his junior year. Dylan has made the B honor roll all four years.
He plans on going on to college to play baseball. He would like to become a sports trainer.
Students are invited to stay after the baskeball game to attend the Homecoming dance in the high school commons.  The dance will last until midnight.  The theme is “Dancing in the Moonlight.”