Last fall, the Monroe High School ASB students changed the traditional Homecoming Court nomination & selection process to be more inclusive of the entire student body. The goal was to recognize a more broad group of students who demonstrate the characteristics of humility, kindness, honesty and service to others while engaging the entire student body in the homecoming festivities. Two seniors from every club, group and fall sport were nominated for homecoming court and then a series of competitions were held, including a food drive, to determine the top 12 candidates. Students then voted on their top 2 Monarchy from that pool. Here is the full story as it appeared on King 5 News and in the Everett Herald last fall:
This year, the new tradition continues as 62 seniors have been nominated to be on the Homecoming Court! Two students were nominated from each MHS club, group, and sport. There are more students on the homecoming court this year as the decision was made to also include winter and spring sport participants.
The top 2 Monarchy will again be determined by a points system. Half of their score will be based on how much food they bring in this week for the food drive to support the Sky Valley Food Bank. On Thursday, the top 12 food drive earners will move on to the next stage, which will based on the traditional student voting system. The Top 2 Monarchy will be crowned at the pep assembly on Friday, September 29 along with a Duke and Duchess and recognition of the underclassmen royalty.