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Prairie View Homecoming queen and king crowned

Updated: Oct 22, 2023


Seniors Quinn Browning and Jarrett Williams were named 2023 Prairie View Homecoming queen and king on Friday, Sept. 22. Crown bearers for the event were Paisley Mahoney and Cade Sewell. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)


Friday night was Homecoming night for the Prairie View Buffalos. Following a week of festivities at the high school, including the usual dress-up/dress-down days, a bonfire and spirit rallies, the Homecoming queen and king were crowned in advance of a football victory over Burlington, 44-19.


Seniors Quinn Browning and Jarrett Williams were named 2023 Homecoming queen and king in a pre-game ceremony. The evening was punctuated by halftime performances by the Prairie View Marching Band and the cheer squad.

The royal court included, from left, candidates Creed Caldwell and Ella McCammon, crown bearer Paisley Mahoney, queen Quinn Browning, king Jarrett Williams, crown bearer Cade Sewell, and candidates Cole Holler, Whitley Cox-Halliburton, Laney Schaffer, and Peyton Doty.


Jarret Williams bends down so that Cade Sewell can place the crown on his head as 2022 Homecoming queen Emmaleigh Petty helps Quinn Browning put on the cape. Garret Cullor, 2022 Homecoming king was on hand to help with the crowing as well.



Queen candidate Ella McCammon and king candidate Creed Caldwell are introduced before the game.

Candidates Laney Shaffer and Peyton Doty are introduced.

Candidates Whitney Cox-Haliburton and Cole Holler are introduced to the crowd.

PVHS Principal Kate Gronquist, left, sported a Buffalo hat for the occasion as did her parents, Susan and Paul Gronquist, who drove drove from Alma, Kan., to attend the game.


Senior Wiliam Swisher and the rest of the band's drumline gave a special performance at halftime.

"Flyer" Delanie Fox, top, and the cheer team performed their acrobatic routines at halftime.

An added bonus for the evening: The staff of the First Option Bank in La Cygne announced the Prairie View school district would receive nearly $32,500 from school district residents using their First Option credit card. Holding the check are, from left, Russell Pope, bank loan officer and school district board member; district Superintendent Chris Johnson; and Estella Thompson, La Cygne branch manager.

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