Pima Crowns 2018 Homecoming Royalty

Photo By L. Scott Bennett: This year’s Pima High School Homecoming King and Queen are Jeb Schysm and Alani Blair.

By L. Scott Bennett

PIMA – The 2018 Pima High School homecoming royalty were crowned Friday night at halftime of the Roughriders’ homecoming game.  Back to crown the royalty was last year’s homecoming queen, McCall Thygerson.  McCall is currently studying at EAC to become an occupational therapist.  Last year’s homecoming king Aaron Judd could not attend the ceremony as he is currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic.

Escorting the homecoming court were the adorable crown bearers Lacey Russell and Waldo Dewitt.  Lacey is the daughter of Chauncy and Sharleen Russell and Waldo, the son of Hunter and Jessica Dewitt.

Photo By L. Scott Bennett: Nominees Jeb Schysm and Raely Brown walk to their spots.

The nominees for homecoming queen were Kamy Bryce, daughter of Boyd and Rachel Bryce; Sarah Bailey, daughter of Chad and Teresa Bailey; Raely Brown daughter of Blain and Kanani Brown; and Alani Blair.

The nominees for king were Porter Sherwood, son of Matt and Kim Sherwood; Connor Hansen, son of Jon and Denise Hansen; Brigden Hughes, son of Jeremy and Jandee Hughes; and Jeb Schysm.

Photo By L. Scott Bennett: Last year’s Homecoming Queen, McCall Thygerson, crowns Alani Blair as this year’s Homecoming Queen.

The 2018 Pima homecoming queen was Alani Blair.  Alani is the daughter of Eric and Malia Blair.  In her high school career, Alani has been involved with volleyball, basketball, tennis, and the National Honors Society.  After high school, Alani plans to attend EAC before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then complete her degree at a four-year university.

Photo By L. Scott Bennett: Those nominated for Homecoming Queen included, from left, Sarah Bailey, Kamy Bryce, Raely Brown, and Alani Blair.

When asked about her philosophy in life Alani said, “Be a little better today than you were yesterday and leave everyone a little happier than you found them.”

Pima’s 2018 homecoming king was Jeb Schysm.  Jeb is the son of Richard and Heike Schysm, and Leea Schysm.  Jeb has been involved with band, wrestling, and tennis while attending Pima.  After graduation, the 2018 homecoming king will keep working at his current job at Pepsi.  Additionally, Jeb plans to further his education and pursue a career in law enforcement.

Jeb’s life philosophy on life is, “Just remember you can’t climb the latter of success with your hands in your pockets.”

While the football team did not give the Roughriders the win they were hoping for, the homecoming festivities were fun and made attending the game well worth it.

Photo By L. Scott Bennett: The boys react to Jeb Schysm being announced as Homecoming King. Nominees pictured are, from left, Porter Sherwood, Conner Hansen, Schysm, and Brigden Hughes.