Kyra Weaver crowned 2021 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen

| July 30, 2021

With happy tears Kyra Weaver was crowned 2021 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen at Burt Park, Thursday evening, July 29, at the 73rd homecoming festival.

“I was junior queen in 2017 and third attendant in 2015 but I had not run for queen yet,” she said. “This is my first year for trying out and I haven’t done any of this queen stuff for three years. I am the worst procrastinator. I procrastinate everything, like my 4-H project that I went to state for, I literally did it the night before. My essay that I had to do for the queen seat was three pages long, we had to answer certain questions and I did it two days before. I didn’t memorize any lines. I just decided to wing it when I got on stage and here we are with me winning the queen.”

Being crowned queen was a goal of Weaver’s.

“I have been with these girls since I tried for mini-queen,” she said. “I’ve been with them forever and seen them grow up. Now I’m grown up and get to be queen. I get to plan a luncheon next year and all kinds of things. I am super excited. If anyone wants to try out, it is super fun, I promise. It’s amazing, you make lifelong friends, these girls are like family to me, and it is well worth it.”

The queen’s court includes: First Attendant Alyna Weaver; Second Attendant Alayah Reynolds; and Third Attendant – Jordyne Carpenter.

Keely Carter opened the homecoming royalty competition singing the National Anthem. The competition then began with the QT Patooties for ages birth through 2-years-old. The winner for little girls was Xena Hall-Jones, she is 1 1/2 years old and for the boys Ronan Border, 16 months old. The 2021 Little Miss competition for 2-years-old to preschool winner was 4-year-old Madelynn Stein. Abbygail Weaver won junior miss and Maci Green won junior attendant.

Mini queen for grades three to five was determined by an onstage interview. The winner was Kamry Smith, a third grader at Ridgewood Elementary. She likes softball and being on the homecoming court. Nine-year-old Kinsley Smith won mini queen attendant.

Junior queen division grades sixth through eighth winners were chosen based on points earned by participating in a fundraiser, attending all pre-meetings, writing a paragraph about why they would be a great junior queen, participating in queen’s tea, personal interviews with the judges and the onstage introduction and answering questions.

Alaena Huff, 12-years-old was the junior queen winner. She likes softball, basketball, 4-H, volleyball and drama club. Layla Moore won junior queen attendant.

The queen division was for grades ninth through 12th. The winner must earn points by participating in a fundraiser, attending all pre-meetings, writing a two-page essay, participating in queen’s tea, personal interviews with the judges, as well as on-stage introductions and questions. The queen received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the queen alumni.

Senior queen for 2021 Sharon Burns was nominated by her biological daughter Marilyn and her bonus daughters Sherry and Lisa for being a staple in the pit crew for the Ridgewood Marching Generals. She was well known as Mama Burns and even after 30 years, is still considered that. Her house was a hangout after school because she was always willing to give advice and hugs.

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