COLUMBIA CITY — It was an exciting night for a pair of high school sweethearts at Columbia City High School’s homecoming last Friday.
Colton Coffelt and Hannah Behm have been dating for almost a year, and started their senior year in an exciting way after being named Homecoming king and queen.
Though many couples were nominated, Coffelt and Behm were the only couple in a relationship on the Homecoming court.
“We were surprised we were the only couple to make it on,” Behm said.
About 20 other students were nominated to the Homecoming court, which had four senior couples, and one couple from the junior, sophomore and freshman classes.
Behm touted the work of the student council, which is in charge of coordinating the annual event.
“This is all thanks to the student council, they really put it all together well,” Behm said.
Coffelt works two jobs at Cider Mill Propane and Ad Lock Farms. He takes advanced placement/dual credit courses at the high school. Behm participates in soccer and tennis, and is the sportsmanship leader for the senior class.
After high school, Behm plans to attend college to become an art teacher. Coffelt plans to take business courses and become more involved in his family’s business, Cider Mill Propane.
Other Homecoming Court couples were:
• Seniors Sydney Korte and Jake Kilgore. Korte is the daughter of Luke and Michelle Lesley. She is involved in Circle of Friends, National Honor Society, Student Council and FCCLA. Kilgore is the son of Timothy Kilgore and Jennifer Lay Hatch. He is involved in football and baseball.
• Seniors Sarah Peterson and Tom O’Neil. Peterson is involved in golf, academic team, National Honor Society, student council and is class office vice president. O’Neil is the son of Robert and Kristine O’Neil. He enjoys creating music and hip hop beats in his spare time.
• Seniors Bailee Yount and Aaron Wilcoxson. Yount is the daughter of Shawn Yount and Julie Briggs. She is involved in soccer, tennis, Columbia City Main Street Association, Circle of Friends, Class of 2018 officer and was the 2017 Whitley County Miss Congeniality. Wilcoxson is the son of Doug and Jennifer Wilcoxson. He is involved in football and is a 10-year 4-H member.
• Leah Bechtold and Robert Gingras represented the junior class. Bechtold is the daughter of Chris and Melanie Bechtold. Gingras is the son of Christopher and Lori Gingras.
• Lauren Webber and Benjamin Sery represented the sophomore class. Webber is the daughter of Mark and Amanda Webber. Sery is the son of Michael and Jennifer Sery.
• Kendall Longenbaugh and Treyton Lomont represented the freshman class. Longenbaugh is the daughter of Tim and Kathy Longenbaugh. Lomont is the son of Von and Michelle Lomont.