King, Queen crowned on Homecoming Night

South Whidbey High School seniors Jay Biershenk and Bayley Gochanour were named Homecoming King and Queen during Monday night’s festivities.

Though the event is typically held on Friday nights at the halftime of the Falcon football game, stormy weather led to it being rescheduled to Monday night.

The cheers, laughter and vibes of Homecoming were still alive and well. Gochanour and Biershenk were grateful to have been selected by their classmates.

“It’s just such an honor,” Gochanour said. “I try to be a positive force in our school and try to impact people the best I can.”

Biershenk said that while he was proud to have been honored, he wished there could have been another person standing in his shoes.

“I chose people who I wanted to win because it would have been special,” Biershenk said.

“I feel like there’s so many kids who are underneath the rug who don’t get that appreciation and have self-confidence issues,” he added.

Gochanour said she hopes to attend a liberal arts college around Washington and Oregon, but is undecided on where she’ll land. Biershenk is undecided on his after school plans.

Also in the running for Homecoming King and Queen were Thandeka Brigham, Max Cassée, Sean Drake and Megan Drake.