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  • Writer's pictureRoger Sims, Journal Staff

Jayhawks choose two for Courtwarming queen, king

Marissa Batcheler and Austin Nation were named 2023 Courtwarming queen and king for Jayhawk-Linn High School during a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 27. Crownbearers for the event were Kutter Knight and Penelope Collette. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

Jayhawk-Linn High School seniors Marissa Batcheler and Austin Nation were crowned Courtwarming queen and king on Friday, Jan. 27, during a halftime ceremony at the men's basketball game against Southeast Cherokee.

Other nominees for queen included Madeline Batcheler, Brynn Collier and Remi Rothlisberger. King candidates included Isaiah Casner, Zach Grant and Chance Proffitt.

Royalty attendants for the crowning ceremony were Kutter Knight and Penelope Collete. Alina Rhea, 2022 JLHS Courtwarming queen, was also on hand to help with the crowning of the new queen and king.

Brynn Collier was escorted by Isaiah Casner during the ceremony.

Zach Grant escorts Remi Rothlisberger as the candidates are announced.

Madeline Batcheler is escorted by fellow senior Chance Proffitt.

Marissa Batcheler and escort Austin Nation wait moments before learning they were queen and king.

The royal court including 2022 Courtwarming queen Alina Rhea, center.

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