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Jayhawk seniors crowned during Homecoming ceremony Friday

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

2023 Jayhawk Homecoming queen Taryn Poole and king Dennis Casares posed for photos with crown-bearers Ainsley Allen and Briar Umphenour. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

Jayhawk-Linn High School seniors Taryn Poole and Dennis Cazares were crowned 2023 Homecoming queen and king on Friday evening, Sept. 29, in a ceremony prior to the Jayhawk’s game with Central Heights.

Friday's ceremony was the culmination of a week of activities that included a parade on Main Street in Mound City on Friday afternoon.

2022 queen Gia Schnieder and king Dylan Nickelson placed crowns on the their successors after they were named.

2022 Jayhawk Homecoming queen Gia Schneider places the queen's crown on Taryn Poole.

Royalty past and present pose for a photo following the crowning. That included, from left, 2002 queen Gia Schneider, 2023 queen and king Taryn Poole and Dennis Cazares, and 2022 king Dylan Nickelson along with crown-bearers Ainsely Allen and Briar Umphenour.

Queen candidate Brena Umphenour and king candidate Tucker Hall

Queen candidate Danyka Pointer and king candidate Dennis Cazares

Queen candidate Taryn Poole and king candidate Gus Grote

Queen candidate Karsyn Kempinger and king candidate Andres Flores

Queen candidate Hailey Shipley and and king candidate Ethan Ranes

The royal court assembles for final photos.

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