PHS prom royalty to be crowned during annual event Saturday

Three boys and three girls are vying for 2021 PHS Prom King and Queen, and who will be crowned during prom this Saturday.

The “Golden Gala Prom” from 7 to 10 p.m. will again be altered due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and could include an outdoor promenade and crowing ceremony on the football field if the weather cooperates.

This year’s PHS prom royalty candidates are (front, from left) Sophie Hoerr, Caroline Kizer, Drew Billups, (back) Zane Meyers, Abe Haerr and Ross Arch.

Hoping to be prom royalty are queen candidates Drew Billups, Sophie Hoerr and Carolyn Kizer and king candidates Ross Arch, Abe Haerr and Zane Meyers.

Billups, the daughter of Chris and Melissa Billups, has been a four-year member of the PLP softball team, a four-year member of the girl’s track team, a three-year member of the PLP basketball team and a member of the Lady Panther wrestling team for one year. 

She has been a member of FCA, FFA, Key Club and the Art Club. 

Billups is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Hannibal and a youth group member at First Baptist in Canton. 

She plans to attend HLGU to get her undergraduate degree in exercise science.

Hoerr, the daughter of Stacy and Jody Hoerr, has been a four-year member of the PLP softball team and a four-year PLP track team member. 

She has been a four-year member of FCCLA for which she served as vice-president, a four-year member of Key Club and a National Honor Society member. 

Hoerr attends the Crossing Church in Quincy, Ill. 

After graduation, she plans on attending Maryville University to study occupational therapy.

Kizer, the daughter of Todd and Missy Kizer, has been a four-year member of the PLP softball team. 

She has been a four-year member and current president of FCCLA and is also a member of National Honor Society. 

She attends the Crossing Church in Hannibal. 

After graduation, Kizer plans to attend MACC to begin her education in ultrasound sonography.

Arch, the son of Travis and Jill Arch, has been a four-year member and captain of the PHS Panther football team and a four-year member and captain of the Palmyra wrestling team for which he won a state championship. 

He has also been a member of National Honor Society.

Arch attends Palmyra United Methodist Church. 

He plans to attend Northern Illinois University to major in biology, and he will also wrestle while attending school.

Haerr, the son of Shannon and Susan Haerr, has been a four-year member and senior captain of the Palmyra football team, a four-year member and captain of the basketball team, and a four-year member and captain of the Palmyra track team. 

He has been a four-year member of FCA and was on the FCA Leadership Team. 

Haerr attends the Nation’s Family Church in Quincy, Ill., where he is involved with youth group and helps to organize their program. 

He plans to attend Lindenwood University to play football and major in secondary history education.

Meyers, the son of Doug and Carla Meyers, has been a four-year member of the PHS football team for which he served as captain, a four-year PHS baseball team member and senior captain, and a four-year member of the PHS basketball team for which he was also a senior captain.

Meyers attends the Crossing Church in Quincy, Ill., where he is active in Collective. 

He plans on attending Missouri State University to major in exercise science.