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Sesser crowned West Lafayette Homecoming Queen

| July 26, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE – Destiny Sesser hasn’t lived in West Lafayette very long, but she’s grown to love the community in the short time she’s been here.

“I want to tell people that West Lafayette is a proud community and I’m proud to be part of it,” she said.

Sesser, the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie Sesser, will get to share that message with people throughout the state after being crowned the 2019 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen. Destiny received her title during the queen contest held July 25 at Burt Park. Allison Norman and Joy Heller were emcees and master of ceremonies was Rick Williamson.

“When I realized I was going to be the queen I thought no not me,” Destiny said. “I thought they must have made a mistake and switched cards. I went into this thinking I was going to get first attendant and that was okay.”

She moved to the West Lafayette area last November and learned about the queen’s contest from last year’s winner Jadn Lindig.

“After talking to her about it I knew I had to do this,” Destiny said. “I’m most looking forward to going to all the festivals.”

She will be joined during her reign by first attendant Alyna Weaver, who is the 14-year-old daughter of Charles and Shanna Weaver.

“My favorite part of the homecoming is the parade,” she said. “I like when I wave at young children and they turn around to their mom and tell them the princess just waved at them. That makes me smile and makes my day.”

The rest of their court includes: Junior Queen Madeleine Larrison; Junior Queen Attendant Alayah Reynolds; Mini Queen Karley Stocker; Junior Miss Kinsley Smith; Junior Miss Attendants Lily Edwards and Kamry Smith; Little Miss Abbygail Weaver; Little Mister Ryker Smith; Little Mister Attendant Evan Edwards; QT Patooties Hoyt Smith and Paizley Moore.

Patti Bluck also was surprised with the senior queen title. According to her nomination letter, which was read by 2018 Senior Queen Vicky Dennis, Bluck moved here in 1957 and since then has become an active member of the community. She’s been asked many times to come live with family in Florida, but always says, “Why would I want to leave my home?” Bluck, a retired teacher, is very involved at the West Lafayette First Baptist Church and has crocheted hats for premature babies.

“Thank you everybody,” Bluck said. “My mom was a senior queen so I know a little bit about this. I plan to go to as many parades as I can. I want to tell as many people as I can what a wonderful place West Lafayette is. I love living here.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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