High School students have been nominated as the 2017 CHS Football Homecoming
The four students
nominated for Queen are seniors Shelby Grimm, Lexi Mathis, Shaye McCarthy,
and Aysha Moore; and four for Princess are sophomores Neaveh Barrientes,
Skylar Hayden, Madison Wrigley, and freshman Abby Winland.
Grimm, daughter of
Tracy and Jeff Grimm of Valparaiso, is a member of National Honor Society (NHS),
and is active in varsity softball, travel softball, Spanish club and is a
Mathis, daughter of
Jeremy and Marianne Mathis of Valparaiso, is a peer tutor at CHS and was
active in CHS cheerleading.
of Tracey Wilcox and Patrick McCarthy of Chesterton, is active in Trojan
Guard, Pep Band, Backup Band and WDSO Radio.
Moore, daughter of
Jacqueline and Scott Moore of Chesterton, is active in varsity track.
daughter of Susan McDaniel and Dave Mardis of Westville, is active in league
Hayden, daughter of
Tami Glassman, is active in CHS Athletic Training and is a member of French
of Beth and Jeff Wrigley of Valparaiso, is active in Debate and is a
volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club.
of Lynne Alkire and Bob Winland, is active in Gymnastics, Student Government
and Art Club.
The four students
nominated for King are seniors Harley Lohmeyer, Paul Petro, Nolan Poczekay
and Aramis Solis; and four for Prince are sophomores Andrew Alders, Davian
Ojeda, Jack Ward and Jack Whitten.
Lohmeyer, son of
Rick and Kristi Lohmeyer of Chesterton, is active in CHS Soccer, Football
and Basketball as well as intramural volleyball. He is also a member of the
Petro, son of
Robert and Cris Petro of Chesterton, is a member of NHS, Business
Professional of America (BPA) and Autism Spectrum Coalition. He is active in
varsity tennis, Debate, Duneland Academic Competition (DAC) champion.
Poczekay, son of
Tom and Jamie Poczekay of Westville, is active in Trojan Guard, Wind
Ensemble, math competitions-Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, and took first
place in Indiana for TrigStar. As a Boy Scout he has completed his Eagle
Scout project this year.
Solis, son of
Johanne and Fernando Fernandez of Chesterton, is active in varsity Football
and Track and Field.
Alders, son of
Larry and Judy Alders of Chesterton, is active on the Swim team and was a
Trojan Charge mentor. He also volunteers with Neighborhood Link Porter
Ojeda, son of
Jennifer and Michael Vega of Valparaiso, is active in Swimming and Diving
team, and is a member of the Spanish Club.
Ward, son of
Caroline and Joe Ward of Chesterton, is active in Tennis, karate, piano and
Whitten, son of
Kenny and Terri Whitten of Porter, is active on the Speech team and plans on
participating in Wrestling.
The CHS homecoming
royalty will be crowned on Friday, Sept. 29, at half-time at the homecoming
football game against Lake Central.
The parade will
begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, from the Chesterton Middle School pool
parking lot. The parade route will continue east on Porter Ave. to Calumet,
Calumet to Broadway, Broadway to 6th Street, and back to CMS.