Thayer Homecoming royalty

2021 Thayer Watermelon Homecoming Queen Darcie Dyke, far right, received the crown from 2020 Queen Ashlynn DeCoster at Friday evening’s activities in the park for the 110th Homecoming. Dyke, a freshman at Neodesha High School, also received the award for Best Interview. Chanute freshman Madison DeCoster was first runner-up and received the Best Community Service award, and Cherryvale sophomore Bethany Umbarger was second runner-up. Cherryvale freshman LiliAnn Whittley received the award for Best Essay. Contestants shown, from left, Madison DeCoster, Cherryvale freshman Jillian Umbarger, LiliAnn Whittley and Darcie Dyke. Not shown, Bethany Umbarger and Shelby Raida.


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