Leimkuehler wears crown of MHS Homecoming queen
It was just another ho-hum weekend in the life of Marshall High School senior Linzi Leimkuehler.
After all, who doesn't get named her school's Homecoming queen on Friday night and then earn second-team all-tournament honors Saturday for the NCMC-champion Lady Owls volleyball team? Honors, of course, are hardly unusual for Leimkuehler, a five-time all-state sprint medalist at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships.
Leimkuehler, daughter of Chuck and Leann Leimkuehler, is a National Honor Society member and is listed in "Who's Who among American High School Students." She also belongs to the Future Teachers of America, M-Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Pep Club -- of which she is president. She plans to major in secondary education at a four-year university.
Leimkuehler was escorted by classmate Jeremy Gilpin and her father, Chuck, for the ceremonies at Cecil Naylor Field during halftime of the Owls' football game against Kirksville. Her court consisted of Katie Gremaud, Tannah King and Grace McCartney, escorted -- respectively -- by Josh Deaton, Caleb Vandiver and Nick Thompson.
Presenting the crown was 2002 queen Heidi Arni. The crownbearers were Isabelle Guthrey, daughter of Scott and Rachel Guthrey, and Dominic Batrez, son of Mark and Megan Batrez.
MHS classes and organizations showed their spirit in the annual Homecoming parade through downtown Friday afternoon, including this entry from the freshman class.