Another Year, Another Crown at Boyertown’s Annual Homecoming Game


Brady Gunson

Senior Princess Jenny Mahoney, Homecoming Queen Danielle Croner, Junior Princess Jessica Kurtz, and the girls’ fathers.

Boyertown Area Senior High Senior Danielle Croner won yet another crown at Boyertown Area Senior High School’s Homecoming this weekend, while the football team suffered a loss.

Croner, who recently won Berks County Outstanding Young Woman award, was crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen Friday during halftime of the annual football game, which Boyertown lost 46-6 to Perkiomen Valley.

Senior Joe Frick had been crowned Homecoming King at a pep rally earlier in the afternoon.

Despite the football game loss, the student section, affectionately known as the BASH Bear Den, was spirited, filled with students from all grades along with a few alumni back from college. Everyone wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“It was really cool to see the football players wearing pink socks, too,” said sophomore Brady Gunson.

The marching band put on quite the show at halftime, playing an upbeat mix of classic band songs and new music. All the princesses – sophomore, junior, and seniors – walked down the 50 yard line arm-in-arm with their fathers before the crowning of Croner.

In addition to Croner and Frick, other members of the court included seniors Maddie Balga, Austin Jacobs, Jennifer Mahoney, and Roy Gustafson; juniors Jessica Kurtz and Philip Huber; and sophomores Jordan Wood and Payton Hughes.

Last year’s queen, Taylor Hicks, graciously crowned Croner, who wore a long purple gown.

In addition to being named Homecoming Queen, Croner won the title Outstanding Young Woman October 6th, and she is the State President of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils. The award came with a $6,000 scholarship, as well as additional prizes for winning the interview, performing arts, and presence and presentation categories.

After the Homecoming game, a casual dance was held in the cafeteria. Students moved to the beat amid balloons and glow sticks.

“My friends and I always enjoy attending dances,” said junior Adam Reynolds, “but this dance was more enthusiastic than the others because more students showed up.”

The Homecoming Parade was held Saturday evening, which had a good turnout despite rain at the very end. “It was three times better than last year,” said one parade goer.