Piper, Wickard crowned at Elmwood


BLOOMDALE – Winter homecoming at Elmwood High School was delayed a week because of a school cancellation.

On Feb. 4, Sophie Piper and Hayden Wickard were crowned 2023 fall winter homecoming queen and king.

Each court attendant and escort wasselected by his or her class. The queen and king were selected by the entire student body from the senior attendants and escorts.

Piper is the daughter of Heather Mohre of Cygnet. She is a member of the varsity volleyball and track and field teams, and is vice president of her class, student council and oSpanish club. She also is involved in art club, science club, National Honor Society, prom committee and FCA.

She works at Lola’s Frozen Yogurt in Bowling Green.

Piper plans to attend Ohio State University and pursue a degree in radiation therapy and a career in the cancer treatment field.

Wickard is the son of Nolan and Amanda Wickard of Wayne. He is a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams, as well as National Honor Society and Spanish club, for which he is secretary.

He wants to attend a four-year college and continue playing football.

Also on the court were seniors Cara Frank, Adam Meyer, Mallory Miller and Broden Reynolds; juniors Liliana Blachuta and Lucas Barringer; Penta Career Center representatives Hannah Betz and Lucas Harmon; sophomores Aubrey Johnson and Zackery Gross; and freshmen McKenzie Laird and Landry Seedorf.

Frank is the daughter of Roger and Dana Frank of Bowling Green. She is senior class secretary and her activities include varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, varsity track, student council, National Honor Society, FFA, FCA, Spanish club and the Royal Leadership team.

Outside of school, she participates in the Champion Drive 4-H Club and is a member of Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, in Bowling Green. She has worked at Biggby Coffee in Bowling Green since June. She plans to attend OSU and major in chemical engineering.

Meyer is the son of Matt and Tina Meyer of Cygnet. He participates in varsity football and basketball, FFA, Spanish club, FCA and National Honor Society.

Outside of school, he is a member of Country Paws 4-H Club and attends May’s Babysitting Service. He also attends St Aloysius Catholic Church and works at Benschoter Hay and Straw in Cygnet.

After high school, he plans on attending the OSU to pursue a career in agriculture.

Miller is the daughter of Joe and Lindsay Miller of Wayne. She participates in volleyball, track and field, Spanish club, science club, art club, National Honor Society and FCA.

She volunteers with the Miracle League softball league, attends Cedar Creek in Perrysburg and works at Amish Sheds Direct in Van Buren. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University to major in sports medicine and become an athletic trainer and physical therapist.

Reynolds is the son of Josh and Sandy Reynolds of Wayne. He is a member of the football and track teams and is involved in National Honor Society and marching band. He attends Bridge Fellowship in North Baltimore, is active in Acts 29 youth group and participates in 4-H, where he has been a camp counselor. He likes to do woodworking and blacksmithing for his business Forge42.

He plans to attend BGSU and obtain a degree in nursing, as well as work at his own business.

Blachuta is the daughter of Tova and Amanda Blachuta, Fostoria. She participates in varsity volleyball, varsity softball, Spanish club and National Honor Society. She plays for Athlete Headquarters club volleyball and works at Javas Enchanted Bean in Fostoria.

Barringer, of Bloomdale, is the son of Kylie Barringer, Brian Chagollan and Scott Barringer. His in-school activities include football and basketball. He works at Texas Roadhouse in Findlay.

Betz is the daughter of Michael and Allison Betz, Portage. She is enrolled in the horticulture floral and greenhouse services program at Penta. She is also active in the FFA chapter at Penta and has won several local and county flower competitions. Outside of school, she is part of the Champion Drive 4-H Club and Rocks Youth Group. She attends Hope Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and is employed at Kroger in Perrysburg as a floral clerk. She owns her own business, Hannah’s Flower Barn.

Harmon was unable to attend and no information on his activities was provided.

Johnson is the daughter of Eric and Lindsay Johnson of Cygnet. Her activities include basketball, volleyball, student council, Spanish club, and FCA. She is also the secretary of the sophomore class.

Gross is the son of Andrew and Renee Gross of Wayne. He participates in basketball, baseball and Spanish club. He attends Church of the Good Shepherd in Wayne.

Laird is the daughter of Andre and Kristie Laird of Wayne. She is involved in cross country, basketball, student council, marching and pep band, Spanish club and FCA. She attends Mt. Zion Church in Wayne and is involved in the youth group. She also plays for the NW Hoopstars basketball team.

Seedorf is the son of Tim and Wendy Seedorf of Cygnet. He is active in FFA, FCA and varsity basketball. He is a member of Livestock Unlimited 4-H Club and attends St. John Lutheran Church in Deshler.

Helping with the coronation ceremony were four elementary assistants, all first graders with at least one parent who graduated from Elmwood.

Carrying the queen’s roses was Sidney DeLamatre, daughter of Rich and April (Bils) (2000) DeLamatre of Cygnet. Her favorite school subject is gym class and she wants to be a veterinarian and a mom.

Carrying the king’s crown was Brock Eichenauer, son of Kile and Ashley (Wenner) (2006) Eichenauer of Cygnet. His favorite school subject is reading. He wants to be a firefighter or a scientist.

Carrying the queen’s crown was RaeLynn Aurand, daughter of Jonathan (2008) and Ashley (Pierce) (2008) Aurand of Wayne. RaeLynn’s favorite subject is gym. She wants to be a teacher.

Carrying the game ball was Austin Meyer, son of Victor (1996) and Sara Meyer of Bloomdale. Austin’s likes gym and wants to be a dad.

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