The Kansas High School Homecoming festivities will kick off at 10 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 29, with a parade down Main Street and a pep rally at the school, following the parade.
The evening events begin at 6:30 p.m., with a coronation of this year's homecoming royalty: Madison Tierra Vaughan and Christopher Aaron Reeder.
Kickoff against the Salina Wildcats will take place at 7 p.m., following the homecoming ceremonies.
Meet the Royalty
Queen and King
Madison Tierra Vaughan
Daughter of Nelson Vaughan and Pamela Samples
Vaughan, a six year member of the cheerleading team, currently attends Northeastern Technology Center, Kansas, where she is studying pre-nursing. She has already completed her CNA qualifications.
Vaughan plans to attend Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, to pursue her registered nursing degree. She hopes to become a travel nurse.
She thanks: “God for always leading me in the right direction, for my parents, for always being my number one supporters through school, and my cheer coach and the team for making cheer so fun.”
Christopher Aaron Reeder
Son of Chris and Missy Reeder and grandson of Bill and Patty Cheek.
Reeder is a running back and wide receiver on the football team. He hopes to attend school to become a tug boat captain.
He thanks: “My grandparents, mom, Tom West, and Doug Killkenney for all their love and support.”
Jordan Laneé Squire
Daughter of Michael and Tamaran Chancellor and Michael Harrison and the granddaughter of Thomas and Wanda Squire, Lary and Pam Harrison, Bolie Chancellor and Kay Chancellor.
She is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BPA, basketball and the newspaper.
Her future plans include attending Northeasten State University in Tahlequah, where she hopes to pursue a career in cosmetology.
She thanks: “Mom, for always being my support system, my family for showing me the values in life, and God for his endless grace and the joy I feel everyday. Happiness is the key to a successful future.”
Son of Guiann and John Moore and grandson of Doris Wacasey and the late Murray Wacasey, and the late Pat Moore and Murphy Moore.
Moore is the a member of the student council, FCA, Beta, Drama and serves as a right guard and nose tackle for the football team.
He plans to attend NEO and then the University of Oklahoma, to pursue a business degree.
“I would like to thank my mom, for always supporting me in everything I do. I would also like to thank my dad for instilling in me a passion for football. Most importantly, God, through him all things are possible.”
Kassidy Brinley Golden
Daughter of Jennifer and Stephen Golden and the granddaughter of Nan and Andrew Davis and Gail and Stephen Golden.
She is involved in the newspaper and basketball.
Her future plans include going to college, pursuing an acting degree and to “make something of myself.”
“I would like to thank my friends and family for always pushing me to do my best, always being there for me and always keeping me happy.”
Brent Makoo Morikawa
Son of Tasha and Brent Morikawa and the grandson of Noel and Cindy Morikawa, Mollenne and Doug Loong and Tom Cox.
He is a running back on the football team.
He plans to go to college for football or pursue a degree in welding, in order to go to work with his father.
He thanks: “My family and friends for always being there for me and keeping a smile on my face, and for my mom, dad and sister, for making me the person I am today. I would also like to thank the Golden family for helping me out and being there for me.”
Haylee Ranee Buck
Daughter of Layton and Diane Buck and granddaughter of Ray and Jean Larsen and Melvin and the late Linda Turner.
Buck is a member of FCA, Indian Club, FCCLA, the basketball team, track, student council, and is a member/volunteer for the Special Olympics.
She plans to attend college and pursue a degree in the medical field as a radiologist.
She thanks: “Family, friends and teachers for helping me through life and supporting me in everything I do. I wouldn’t be the person I am without you all.”
Son of Janet and Elmer Glass and grandson of Elizabeth Wolfe.
He is a fullback and linebacker on the football team, powerlifting and Indian Club.
He thanks: “My parents, family and friends for encouragement, love and support to get better on whatever I choose to do. [Also thanks to] the coaches for pushing on and making me try harder.”
Emily Elizabeth Jech
Daughter of Greg and Stacy Benedict and Jeremiah and Krisha Jech, and the granddaughter of Ron and Mary Jech, Paula and Buddy Hall, Mark and Barb, and Marie and Pete Scavone and Randy and Darla McGee.
She is a member of the Kansas FFA program.
Jech’s future plans include pursuing a registered nursing degree in college.
“I would like to thank my friends for always being there for me, and my parents for pushing me to do my best.”
William Ross Hall
Son of Connie Griffin and Philip Hall and grandson of David and Phyllis Griffin and Pamela Howard.
Hall is a running back and safety on the football team, and takes part in weightlifting and track.
His future plans include graduating high school at the top of his class and attending college.
He thanks his family: “for always being there for me, and always congratulating me on my achievements. He also would especially like to thank his mom and dad, for always pushing him to do the best in his life, and help push him forward through all sports every year.”
Maloree Noelle Christie
Daughter of Zack and Chelsea Christie and granddaughter of D'Aunn Glass, Sam and Lisa Hendrickson, Jeff and Karen Collyge and Willie and Karen Christie.
She likes to make new friends, playing, doing math and going fishing in her kayak. She wants to be a Veterinarian because she wants to help animals.
Son of Seth and Danielle Starr and the grandson of Rhonda Starr, Steve and Anita Odle, Pam Padilla and Buddy Smalley.
He is also the great-grandson of Evelyn and the late Wayne Starr, and Betty and J.P. Odle.