McKenzee Schaffner & Cole Stuckey Chosen As Fayette’s Homecoming Royalty


FAYETTE – On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Fayette High School went “Under the Sea” for the 2016-2017 Homecoming. The crowning ceremony was conducted prior to the beginning of the JV game with Hicksville. At that time McKenzee Schaffner and Cole Stuckey were crowned as queen and king respectively.

The evening’s festivities began at 5:00 pm as freshman attendants McKenna Shade and Jose Aguilar entered the gym. McKenna is the daughter of Aaron Shade, and Sara and Sam Stiles. She is involved in volleyball, softball and Student Council. Her future plans include becoming a police officer.

Jose’s parents are Eloise and Israel Aguilar. He is involved in basketball and track. At this time Jose is unsure of his future plans.

The sophomore class was represented by attendants Cassidy Vanderveer and Damon Lichtenwald. Cassidy’s parents are Katrina and Shawn Vanderveer. Cassidy is in Student Council, is her class treasurer, FFA Assistant Reporter, camp counselor, and Rabbit Queen. She intends to attend college and become a pharmacist.

Damon is the child of Sandra Saaf and Doug Lichtenwald. His activities include FFA and trap shooting. After graduation Damon plans to attend college and become a successful business manager.

Junior attendants were Bailee Smith and Karrsen Schaffner. Bailee is the daughter of Lynette and Jason Smith. Her activities include volleyball, basketball, National Honor Society and FUMY. Upon graduation she intends to attend The University of Findlay.

Karrsen is the son of Jenny and Matt Schaffner. He plays baseball and is on the Honor Roll. Following high school, Karrsen plans on attending college, but is uncertain of a major at this time.

The Class of 2017 selected Blythe Requena and Devin Blosser as the senior attendants. Blythe’s is the daughter of Amanda Treesh. She is very active in her church, especially the youth group, and also is a member of the Youth Advisory Council. After high school Blythe intends to enroll in Beauty School, and later get married and have children.

Devin’s is the son of Stephanie and Eric Blosser. His is a member of the band and Honor Roll. Devin plans on majoring in Computer Engineering and upon graduation work for the NSA, NASA, or the Pentagon.

The flower girl was Ally Kessler. She is the daughter of Kortney and Jason Kessler. Her hobbies include playing t-ball, soccer, and riding her four wheeler. Ally hopes one day to become a nurse.

The crown bearer was Joseph Ohlemacher. He is the son of Ariel and Jason Ohlemacher. He spends his free time playing soccer, t-ball and Legos. Joseph wants to become a fireman.

Queen McKenzee is the daughter of Jenny and Matt Schaffner. Her activities include volleyball, National Honor Society, and Quiz Team. McKenzee intends to continue her education at Northwest State to pursue a degree in Early Childhood.

King Cole’s parents are Sally and Arnie Stuckey. Cole participates in cross country, basketball, FFA and FUMY. He plans to pursue a Criminal Justice degree and make money!

Last year’s Queen, Alexis Fruchey, is the daughter of Melanie and Corey Fruchey. She currently attends the University of Findlay. There she is majoring in Medical Sonography and is also a member of the Women’s JV Basketball Team.

Past king Garrett Reinking, is attending The Ohio State University-Newark. There he is majoring in Criminal Justice.

Queen McKenzee and King Cole’s reign began with much good fortune. The underdog Eagles shocked the visiting Hicksville Aces with a thrilling 43-41 victory! The win transitioned into a great evening of dancing the night away in the JH gym which was transformed into an “Under the Sea” experience.

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