Seniors Everett Kropff and Ezra Ohly were crowned Wellington High School’s homecoming king and queen Friday night.
Ohly, a varsity volleyball player and founding member of WHS’s anti-bullying Friends of Rachel club, wiped away tears as she accepted the crown from last year’s queen, Alicia Wright.
“This feels awesome and I’m honored,” Ohly said. “The entire school votes, so this is really nice.”
She plans to attend Cleveland State or Baldwin Wallace University next year and is leaning toward education or the medical business field as a major.
“Myself and other members of our club want to continue to step up about bullying,” Ohly said. “We just lost a student I was close with and it’s humbling to know the school kind of looks to me as someone who can step up for them.”
New king Kropff, a varsity baseball player who’s volunteered time reading to Westwood Elementary School students, is set to join the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic technician.
“When we were doing the parade, I thought people overlook this kind of stuff, but now I’m just trying to let the feeling sink in,” he said.
“I really didn’t know what I wanted to do as far as college,” he said. “I started to realize there’s so many benefits to the military and it gives me an opportunity to serve my country. It’s a good thing for me.”
Jonathan Delozier can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @DelozierNews on Twitter.