Facing off against Delta on October 3, the Montpelier Homecoming game will be about more than just the play on the field. There are six Attendants selected by their peers, with three seniors among them hoping to earn the much coveted title of Homecoming Queen.
There will be a parade held in their honor at 6:00 on game day, beginning at the pool parking lot. It will travel north to Wabash Street, and from there to Charlie’s Way, where it will go past the nursing home and the field house. The parade will be comprised of the Homecoming Court, the Montpelier Marching Band and Cheerleaders, and representatives of each class carrying banners.
Freshman Attendant Joy Scholma, the daughter of Jeff and Mary Scholma, will be escorted by Jaden Vantong, the son of Remington and Amy Beck, as well as the late Becky Beck. Scholma can be found on Wednesday nights attending the Youth Encounter hosted by House of Prayer. She also loves being an active member of the 4-H Goat Club and watching sports with her sister, Hope, who also happens to be in the Homecoming Court.
Alyssa Stoy, Sophomore Attendant, is the daughter of Terri and Rich Stoy. Her escorts are Nick Buehrer, son of Brian and Laura Beck, and C.J. Roth, son of Jan and Troy Roth. A cheerleader and choir member, Stoy enjoys “singing very loudly.” She also works as a lifeguard. Her focus after high school is to attend college and become a Family and Marriage Therapist.
Junior Attendant Hope Scholma is also the daughter of Jeff and Mary Scholma, and is the older sister of Freshman Attendant Joy Scholma. Her escorts are Zech Thompson, son of Sherri and Richard Thompson, and Dylan Snyder, son of Chuck and Jennifer Snyder. She takes part in band, jazz band, cheerleading, track, and Locomotion. Hope hopes to attend Grand Valley State University, Ohio State University, or Bowling Green State University, where she plans to major in either music education or fashion merchandising and design.
Christy Duchene is one of three Senior Attendants, and a possible Homecoming Queen. Her parents are Tammy and Bob Duchene. Escorted by Jared Lyons, son of Chad and Kim Lyons, and Jared Sargent, son of Julie and Terry Sargent, one of her three siblings, Jessy Duchene was actually last year’s Homecoming Queen. Her activities include volleyball, softball, student council, National Honor Society, Locomotion, and the Butterfly Project. She intends to study nursing at Northwest State University upon graduation.
Senior Attendant Breanna Stein, the daughter of Kim Boya and the late Casey Stein, will be escorted by Cody Caudill, son of Jason and Kylie Caudill, and Hunter McKelvey, son of Tracy and Rex McKelvey. Stein keeps busy with basketball, softball, secretary work for the student council, serving as Treasurer for the National Honor Society, and the Butterfly Project. She also enjoys umpiring and helping out with little girls’ softball. She hopes to attend college and major in finance.
Sidney Houk is Senior Attendant as well, the daughter of Troy and Kandy Houk. Her escorts are Jake Dewire, son of Gerry and Craig Dewire, and Jared Shoup, son of Doug and Cathy Shoup. She plays volleyball and softball, is the yearbook editor, a memver of FCA, Treasurer of student council, and Secretary of the Senior Class and National Honor Society. Her plan is to attend either Bowling Green State University or the University of Toledo to earn a degree in Speech Language Pathology.