Isaiah and Elena Boon named CHS 2017 Homecoming royalty
A brother-sister duo were named king and queen of Chillicothe High School's homecoming coronation Friday evening at Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium. Clarence Isaiah Wayne Boon and Elena Boon were announced winners following the Chillicothe Hornets' 42-8 victory over the St. Joseph Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles. They are the son and daughter of Arte and Suzy Boon. Elena is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Girls C Club, Key Club, Rotary Interact Club, FFA, and Senior Executive Committee. She has earned academic letters and is on the Principal's Honor Roll. Elena participates and has earned varsity letters in cross country and track. She plans to attend The University of Missouri and major in physical therapy. Isaiah is a member of FFA, Student Council, Senior Executive Committee, National Honor Society, and Boys C Club. He currently serves as FFA 2nd Vice-President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Football Team Co-captain, and has received FFA State Bank Award and FFA Star Chapter Farm Award. Isaiah participates and has received varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He has received academic letters and is on the Principal's Honor Roll. He plans to attend the University of Missouri and major in Ag Business. The coronation capped off a spirited day which included a pep assembly at the high school in the morning, an early dismissal throughout the R-2 district, and a parade in the afternoon. See coronation photo gallery This year's Homecoming theme was “Hollywood, Hornets Take The Stage.” Chillicothe High School Student Council selected the Shaffer family as the 2017 grand marshals. They led the parade and also were introduced at the start of Friday night's coronation. Bill and Janice Shaffer spend much of their time coaching and supporting the Chillicothe Hornets. Bill is a CHS alum, is the current head boys track coach, assistant football coach and teaches English at GRTS. He was introduced Friday as “a true Hornet at heart and can be seen at all pep rallies, which he leads.” Janice is an avid Hornet supporter and teaches at TLC and CHS. The Shaffers have three sons Matt, Jesse and Brett. Butch and Judi Shaffer have also spent much of their time supporting the Chillicothe Hornets. They have two children, Bill Shaffer and Dianne Shaffer Thomas, both graduates of CHS. They have six grandchildren. Judi Shaffer worked as a school nurse at Central School for 12 years. The Shaffer family owned and operated the Chillicothe Dr Pepper Bottling Company for more than 59 years. Butch has served Chillicothe as a councilman. In his retirement, Butch spends his time shooting photography and attending all of his grandchildren's events. If a Hornet has competed in an event, Butch has been there, behind the lens at one time or another. He has been photographing CHS sports for more than 30 years for the Constitution-Tribune. He also can be heard announcing varsity football games on local radio station, KCHI. Butch and Judi can be seen at almost any CHS Hornet event whether behind a camera or cheering from the stands. As the candidates and attendants were announced Friday evening on the 50-yard line of Bob Fairchild Field, the CHS Marching Hornets, under the direction of Sarah Cavanah, played the selection “Let It Be” made famous by the Beatles. The processional was led by CHS Student Coronation Committee Members: Morgan Grable, Laney Gaston, Elli Ross, Kylee Larson, Hunter Keithley, and Hallie Jones. The committee chair is Harlie Jones. In addition to Elena Boon, queen candidates were (seniors) Harlie Mayson Jones, daughter of Gabe and Tina Jones; Elizabeth Rose Leach, daughter of Chris and Heidi Leach; Rylee Miller, daughter of Scott and Tracy Miller; and Liberty Jane Cox, daughter of Jeff and Terria Cox. In addition to Isaiah Boon, king candidates were (seniors) Walker Graves, son of Jason and Andrea Graves; Adler Marshall, son of Jeff and Kim Marshall; Jacob Anderson, son of Brian and Angela Anderson; and Brett Ryan Shaffer, son of Bill and Janice Shaffer. Freshman attendants were Lucy Gaston, daughter of Kevin and Mandy Gaston; Maya Snyder, daughter of Steven and Jenny Jackson, Chad and Kim Snyder; Dan Hoel, son of David and Stephanie Hoel, and Carter Allen, son of Jill Allen and the late Jamie Allen. Sophomore attendants were Christina De Jesus, daughter of Amanda De Jesus; Callaway Chapman, daughter of Tom and Lindy Chapman; Dawson Stirling Wheeler, son of Doug and Renee Girres; Kamden Ward, son of Darin and Kristen Ward. Junior attendants were Maggie Pfaff, daughter of Justin and Jill Pfaff; Sarah Graves, daughter of Shawn and Tammy Graves; Jadon Willard Daley, son of Jason and Sonja Daley; and Ethan Corbin, son of Cory and Whitney Corbin. Float winners in the Homecoming Parade are as follows: Class competition – Freshmen (first), Juniors (second), Sophomores (third), Seniors (fourth). CHS, TLC & GRTS Entries – Soccer (first), tennis (second), FCCLA (third). Hornet Supporters – Cheer Moms (first), Bishop Hogan (second), CHS Class of 1957 (third). Homecoming festivities concluded with a dance at the high school Saturday evening.