Prom Coronation


photo by Chad Mitchell Photography

The 2020-2021 Meridian High School Prom Court. This occurred on April 24.

Soon after prom was announced on March 24, students started to receive emails to vote for the coronation. In order to be on the ballot for prom king, queen, prince, and princess, students must not have an F in more than two classes and also not have been on homecoming court in the same year.

“I never thought I’d be on the ballot,” senior, Robert Le Cates said. “It is just a popularity contest and I never considered myself popular at all.”

An email goes out to seniors to vote for four girls and four boys to be on the ballot for prom king and queen. After the eight total seniors are chosen, they vote for a king and queen.

“When they announced the king and queen for this year’s prom court, I thought they said someone’s name wrong,” Le Cates said. “But when people started looking up towards me it reassured me I had actually won king and they didn’t make a mistake.”

Some students hoped the French foreign exchange student, Victoria Muller, would win.

“I was hoping that Victoria would win since she’s our foreign exchange student,” senior and prom court candidate, Lyric Greenwood said. “I’m really glad that she won.”

When Muller found out she won, she was shocked and excited at the same time.

“I thought people would just vote for someone who has been here since the beginning,” senior, Victoria Muller said.

Greenwood thought it could be fun to be prom queen since it’s senior year. However, she “was not surprised or upset” when she didn’t win.

CJ Scott, senior football player and prom court candidate, said it would have been nice to be nominated king, but wasn’t mad when he didn’t win because he knew his classmates were happy about their win.

“I really didn’t care who won, I’m just glad we got to have a prom and even more glad to have a post-prom,” Scott said.

Junior ballots are set up the same as seniors. However, they vote for the prom prince and princess. Haylee Wilson and Robbie Sheumaker were the winners among the juniors.

“When I was nominated I was nervous at first [because] I’d never been nominated for anything like this but after a day or two I was excited,” Wilson said.

Despite all of the emotions Wilson felt, she says to be the prom princess was not very stressful at all.

“I was mostly surprised when I got nominated and when I won it was unexpected,” Sheumaker said.

Senior prom king and queen candidates:

CJ Scott, Jeremiah Renfro, Robert Le Cates, Colin Heidemann, Lyric Greenwood, Victoria Muller, Audrey Wise, and Anna Enlow

Junior prom prince and princess candidates:

Robbie Sheumaker, Graham Meisenhelter, Grant Meisenhelter, Lucas Clapp, Haylee Wilson, Lizzie Snow, Lucy Snow, and Katy Hendricks.