Photo gallery: Snow can’t stop Wright homecoming

Crowned queen and king Friday night for Wright High School this year are seniors Hannah Strobl and Billy Hall. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O'Bryan)

The brutal first winter storm that brought the county to a halt last week caused schools to cancel classes, cities to shut down for a day and roads to close.

The season’s first snow storm last week left quite a view on the Wright football field but it was not enough to stop homecoming. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O’Bryan)

With 16 inches of snow in Wright, it also caused the cancellation of the traditional homecoming parade. However, that was all Mother Nature could interrupt on this special week for the Panthers, Wright High School, alum and faculty.

On a playing field surrounded with plowed snow significantly taller than any player or coach, the football team took care of business. The Panthers got back on their push to the 1A-9-Man state playoffs with a 32-14 win over the Saratoga Cyclones.

This year’s freshmen homecoming court is Ana Eli Salas and Lane Strohschein. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O’Bryan)

The mountains of snow blocked the view, but it didn’t stop the talents from owning the field. The loud and proud marching band displayed its talent at halftime with a homecoming performance.

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In addition, the cheerleaders provided crowd and spirit support and the homecoming court for all classes were recognized.

The sophomore homecoming court this year is Bailee Jafek and Edwin Bonefield. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O’Bryan)
Juniors Hayden Mackenzie and Shelby Smith are this year’s homecoming prince and princess. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O’Bryan)

For the underclassmen, Ana Eli Salas and Lane Strohschein were the freshmen court. Edwin Bonefield and Bailee Jafek were selected the sophomore court and Hayden Mackenzie and Shelby Smith were this year’s prince and princess selections.

The big announcement was the senior class selection. Hannah Strobl was crowned homecoming queen and Billy Hall was named homecoming king for 2021.

RJ covers community and government news as well as hometown sports for County 17. He has been a photojournalist for the past 25 years in Wyoming, and mostly Texas. RJ has enjoyed a lifetime career in photography and journalism which began in the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, S.C. where he was in communications. For story ideas and features, contact RJ at