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Five Palmyra High School girls are vying for the honor of being crowned the 2022 Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Queen.
Candidates to be crowned during ceremonies in the PHS gymnasium during halftime of the 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday are seniors, Jansen Juette and Jaynee Durst; junior, Abbey Redd, sophomore, Alaina Loman and freshman, Sydney Compton.
Juette, the senior daughter of David and Brenda Juette, has been a two-year member of the varsity softball team and tennis team as well as a four-year member of both the basketball and track teams.
She is on the leadership team for Fellowship of Christian athletes, the treasurer for Future Business Leaders of America, and a member of FCCLA.
Juette is also a member of the National Honor Society. She attends the Palmyra United Methodist Church, where she is an active member of their youth group.
She plans on pursuing a career in the medical field but is undecided of her major at this time.
Juette’s escort is her younger brother, Bronson, a junior, who is on the leadership committee for FCA, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the basketball and track teams.
He is a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church, where he is active in their youth group.
Durst, the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Durst, participates on the varsity tennis, basketball and track teams, and is a member of the FCA leadership team.
Her escort is Mason Roberts, the senior son of Billy Roberts and Stacy Neff, and a member of the varsity basketball team.
In his free time, he enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family.
Redd, the daughter of Darin and Kindsey Redd, is a member of the varsity softball, basketball and track teams.
She is also an active member in FCCLA, Key Club and National Honor Society and attends Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where she is a member of the youth group.
Her escort is Ethan Redd, the junior son of Seth and Jill Redd, and is a member of the football, basketball and golf teams.
He is also an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra.
Loman, the daughter of Karen and Mark Loman, is an active member at Palmyra United Methodist Church where she attends the youth group.
She is in FCA and FCCLA and participates in softball, basketball and track.
Her escort is Carson Hicks, the sophomore son of Beau and Melanie Hicks, plays basketball and runs track.
He is also a member of First Baptist Church in Palmyra.
Compton, the freshman daughter of Tim and Abby Compton, is a member of the varsity basketball and track teams.
She is also active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is a member of the first Christian Church of Palmyra.
Her escort is Tyler Banta, the junior son of Robin and the late Derek Banta.
He plays varsity basketball and is a member of the Palmyra Methodist Church, where he is active in their youth group.
Attending to the court will be the flower girl, Emma Jane Selleck, the seven-year-old daughter of Lynn Blickhan and Chris Selleck.
She attends Palmyra Elementary School as a first grader in Kathy Keim’s class.
Selleck attends Palmyra United Methodist Church and is a member of the Fabius 4-H Club as a clover kid.
Her favorite color is purple, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends and family.
The crown bearer is Blake Weaver, the eight-year-old son of Jeff and Britni Weaver of Palmyra, and a first grader at Palmyra Elementary School.
Weaver has two sisters, Laney and Gracie, and one brother, Sam, all who also attend PES.
He attends Palmyra United Methodist Church, is an avid Chiefs and Cardinals fan, and loves to play basketball, baseball and football.
He also enjoys deer hunting, riding four-wheelers, playing with his cousins and spending time on his grandparents’ farm.