Crosby and Chi named homecoming king and queen


Crosby and Chi pose for a picture after being crowned homecoming king and queen.

TOWAMENCIN- There was a chilly fall breeze blowing throughout Crawford Stadium on Friday night, but that did not put a damper on the North Penn community’s roaring cheers as they gathered to crown their homecoming king and queen at halftime. The annual tradition allows the student body to vote for students of the senior class who are heavily involved in school activities and represent North Penn pride. 

Members of the homecoming court strutted down the fifty-yard line in their best attire and posed for pictures. North Penn seniors, Janice Park and Carson Francis, were the MC’s of the ceremony. Their voices echoed throughout the stadium as they named each court member. After each person was called, the crowd of eager spectators fell silent as they awaited the announcement of the 2019 homecoming king and queen.

Justin O’Neil and Gianna Costello won third place. The second runner ups were RJ Macnamara and Val McGriff. Jaemon Crosby won first place for homecoming king and Erin Chi was named homecoming queen. 

 Chi has been involved in the Unified Track and Bocce Ball team since her sophomore year. The Unified Bocce Ball team already has a state championship under its belt. The title of homecoming queen is another mark Chi will leave at North Penn. 

Having the sparking crown placed on her head was a proud moment for Chi and represents how the North Penn community has truly welcomed her over the years.

“I feel very excited and very happy that I am homecoming queen,” said Chi. “I want to say thank you for all the support and I love you guys,” added Chi. 

On Friday night, Crosby traded his usual spotlight on the theater stage for the lights of the football field as he accepted his title of homecoming king. Crosby has been an active member of the Men’s Choir and many North Penn theater productions during his time at the high school. 

“It feels really amazing to have this honor. Just being on homecoming court in itself is an honor,” described Crosby. “I was so grateful and happy, and it was such a great group of people to be with. I loved every single second of it. From the assembly to the pep rally, it was fun to be a part of,” added Crosby. 

Chi and Crosby will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes once again when they pass on their titles at North Penn’s homecoming game next year. The homecoming spirit week, pep rally, and football game are always memorable moments for students at NPHS. Homecoming will inevitably continue to be a momentous occasion for students in 2020.