A TRADITION at least since WWII!

Create: 10/08/2016 - 04:24

It was perfect football weather Friday evening down at Sellers Park where the Wellington Crusaders were playing host to the Scott City Beavers. No wind, clear skies and temps by the end of the contest were in the upper 40's / lower 50's. It was jacket weather for sure and there was also a "ROYAL" feeling in the air...

A tradition that began clear back in the 40's and perhaps sooner - would make its' annual appearance as a new WHS DUCHESS would be crowned. The court of 5 candidates and their escorts entered the royal arena on golf carts, parading past the home folks as WHS students Ashley Ewing and Adam Hilt introduced them to their fans. The Crusader Band and a throng of photographers greeted each royal couple as they stepped onto the gridiron and when the new Duchess' name was announced, a cheer, that could be heard across the kingdom erupted. The new Duchess, Jaycee Schettler and her escort Carson LeGrand were greeted at mid-field by her Royal Court and the crown of distinction was royally placed. The only thing brighter than the crown itself, the smile of our new Duchess!


Congratulations to all of the candidates - another fine slate as there is every year. Mallory Barker, Kayma Brand, Brecken Lawrence and Leanne Neal...and their escorts, Brock Edwards, Will Long, Chantz Daugherty and Noah Rinehart.

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.