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2010 Homecoming Queen Betsy Blessen starts her reign

SM East senior Betsy Blessen was crowed Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Lancers’ game against Blue Valley North on Friday. Blessen won a school-wide vote held earlier in the

Homecoming Queen Betsy Blessen, in the blue cloak, spoke with fourth attendant Hannah Jane Stradinger after the halftime crowning ceremony.

SM East senior Betsy Blessen was crowed Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Lancers’ game against Blue Valley North on Friday. Blessen won a school-wide vote held earlier in the week.

She’s been a Student Council class representative for four years, on the cross country team for two, and has participated in Pack of Pals for three. Last year’s winner, Maddy Rich, now a freshman at the University of Kansas, was on hand to do the crowning.

The Queen’s court was as follows:

First attendant: Kirsten Clark
Second attendant: Emily Welter
Third attendant: Caroline Doerr
Fourth attendant: Hannah Jane Stradinger

The 2010 Shawnee Mission East Homecoming Court is: (from left) fourth attendant Hannah Jane Stradinger; second attendant Emily Welter; Queen Betsy Blessen; first attendant Kirsten Clark (second from right); and third attendant Caroline Doerr (right). Last year's Queen, Maddy Rich, is third from right.
The ceremony on the field where Blessen was named 2010 Homecoming Queen.

The Homecoming King candidates and their mothers were presented at halftime as well. The King and his court will be announced at tomorrow’s dance.



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