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Two seniors, two juniors and a sophomore will be vying to be crowned 2022 homecoming queen during half time of the Palmyra Panthers versus the Macon Tigers Friday, Sept. 16.
Emma Krigbaum, Abbey Redd, Alaina Loman, Taytum White and Sydney Compton are the candidates for queen for this year’s themed “No Place Like Homecoming” event.
Krigbaum is the senior daughter of Doug Krigbaum and Lori Krigbaum.
She is a four-year member of the girl’s track team and a member of Key Club, FCA and National Honor Society.
She attends the Crossing in Hannibal.
Her escort is senior Carter Crane, son of Daric Crane and Mandi Crane.
He works at Brown’s Furniture and enjoys going to the gym and hanging out with his friends.
Redd, the senior daughter of Darin and Kindsey Redd, is activity in varsity softball, basketball and track.
In addition, she is a member of the FCA, FCCLA, Key Club and National Honor Society, and attends the Palmyra United Methodist Church Youth Group. Redd attends Mt. Olivet Church.
Her escort is Bronson Juette, the senior son of David and Brenda Juette.
He plays varsity basketball and is a member of FCA and National Honor Society. He also attends the Palmyra UMC Youth Group.
Loman, the junior daughter of Mark and Karen Loman, participates in softball, basketball and track and is a member of FCCLA, FCA, National Honor Society and the Palmyra UMC Youth Group.
She is also an active member of the United Methodist Church.
Her escort is Tyler Banta, the senior son of Robin and the late Derek Banta.
He plays varsity basketball and is a member of FCA and the Palmyra United Methodist Church as well as attends the church’s youth group.
Junior Taytum White is the daughter of the late Jamar and Michelle White.
She participates in tennis, basketball and track, and is a member of FCA, Key Club and FCCLA.
White attends the Zion Lutheran Church.
Escorting her will be Carson Hicks, the junior son of Beau and Melanie Hicks.
He participates in basketball and track, and attends the First Baptist Church.
In his spare time, Hicks enjoys hanging out with friends and working out.
Compton is the sophomore daughter of Abby and Tim Compton.
She plays basketball and runs track, and is a member of FCA, Key Club and Student Council.
Compton is an active member of the First Christian Church of Palmyra.
Her escort will be Teagan Pope, the senior son of Carrie Ramey and Blaine Pope.
He is an avid hunter and loves working on his farm. In addition, he is a member of the Palmyra Lutheran Church.
Crown bearer this year will be Crew Carper, the son of Justin and Alicia Carper.
Crew is in kindergarten and enjoys paying t-ball and participating in the Cornerstone Church Children’s Church.
His future career is to be a police officer.
Flower girl is Lennyn Thomas, daughter of Matt and Jordan Thomas.
She is a kindergartener who enjoys tee-ball, soccer and lots of dance parties.
Lennyn’s future career is to be a mom and hair dresser.
Kicking off this year’s Homecoming events will be the annual parade, which begins at 2 p.m., starting in front of the elementary school and continuing through downtown.
This year’s parade grand marshals are Ruben and Brenda Leffler, who are from Farmington, Iowa and Revere, Mo., respectively.
While Ruben noted he attended Northeast Missouri State University, Brenda jokes she “attended Breadeaux University.”
The owners of the Palmyra Breadeaux Pizza have been married 41 years and have lived in Palmyra for 32 years.
They have three children, Jenette Hurayt, Jenelle French and Brandon, and six grandchildren, Gabriella, Hudson and Isaac Hurayt, Evelyn and Isabel French and Leonardo Leffler.
When not working the pair enjoy decorating, horse racing and spending time at their grandchildren’s activities.
“We love our community and the people,” said the Lefflers.