Five vying for tournament queen

One of five girls will be crowned queen at the 78th Annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament.

Candidates this year are Drew Billups, Jansen Juette, Grace Kribgaum, Rylie McKinney and Taytum White.

Vying for Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Queen are (from left) Grace Krigbaum, Jansen Juette, Rylie McKinney, Taytum White and Drew Billups. The crowning will be Tuesday during halftime of the 7 p.m. game in the PHS gymnasium.

This year’s queen will be crowned during half time of the 7 p.m. game on Tuesday, Jan. 19

Billups, a senior, is the daughter of Chris and Melissa Billups. She is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America and Key Club. 

She attends Immanuel Baptist Church in Hannibal. Billups is planning on continuing her academic and athletic careers at HLGU, pursuing a degree in sports medicine.

Her escort is Jerimiah Edwards, the son of Andrew and Tammy Edwards. He is a member of the PHS football, basketball and golf teams.

Edwards attends the Palmyra United Methodist Church.

Juette is the junior daughter of David and Brenda Juette. She is a member of the varsity softball, basketball and track teams. She is also active in Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in which she is on the leadership team. 

Juette is a member of the Palmyra United Methodist Church and participates in their youth group.

Her escort is her younger brother, Bronson Juette, the sophomore son of David and Brenda Juette. 

He is a member of the PHS basketball and track teams as well as Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He attends the Palmyra United Methodist Church and is active in their youth group.

Krigbaum is the senior daughter of Doug and Lori Krigbaum. She attends First Christian Church in Palmyra. 

She is a part of the varsity cross country, basketball and track teams and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honors Society. 

Krigbaum plans to attend college and enter an ROTC program to eventually become an officer in the U.S. military.

She will be escorted by Tyler Banta, the sophomore son of Derek and Robin Banta. 

He is a member of the PHS basketball and baseball teams. and a member of the Palmyra United Methodist Church.

McKinney is the senior daughter of Brian and Carrie McKinney and attends the First Christian Church in Palmyra. 

She has been part of the varsity Lady Panther basketball team for four years and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

McKinney plans on attending college and getting her education in the dental field.

Her escort will be Carson Hicks, a freshman at Palmyra High School where he is a member of the basketball and track teams. 

He attends the First Baptist Church in Palmyra and is the son of Beau and Melanie Hicks.

White is the freshman daughter of the late Jamar and the late Michelle White. 

She is a member of the PHS tennis, basketball and track teams and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

White attends Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra.

She will be escorted by Ethan Redd, the sophomore son of Seth and Jill Redd.

He is a member of the PHS football, basketball and golf teams and also attends Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra.

This year’s flower girl is Quinn Disselhorst, the daughter of Ken and McKenzie Disselhorst. She is in Mrs. Bross’s kindergarten class at Palmyra Elementary School. 

Disselhorst enjoys dance class, swimming and drawing. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra.

The crown bearer is Ryker Jones, the son of Steven and Triston Jones. He is a kindergartener at Palmyra Elementary and is a manager for the boys basketball team. 

Jones enjoys tormenting his siblings, Tenley, Ashtyn andKiptyn. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball, basketball and soccer. He attends St. Joseph Catholic Church.