Although the sky was filled with clouds and during the ceremony a light rain, the festivities continued. The Indian fans continued to cheer and celebrate the homecoming court and the Kennett Indian football team.
The 2012 homecoming queen is Miss Anna Kay Hilburn. Hilburn is the daughter of Charlie and Charlyn Hilburn, and a KHS senior. Her escort, Bud Hilburn is the son of Charlie and Charlyn Hilburn.
Sadie Overbey was chosen as Hilburn's flower girl and Ben Cannon as her crown bearer.
Vice-President of the Kennett Student Council, Bryce McPherson introduced the homecoming queen and her court.
The freshman maid, Alexa McPherson is the daughter of Tim and Kristin McPherson. Her escort is Bron McPherson, the son of Tim and Kristin McPherson.
The sophomore maid, Rachel Lane is the daughter of Bryan and Michelle Lane. Her escort, Jay Edgington is the son of Richard and Karen Edgington.
The junior maid is Taylor Decker, the daughter of Jamie and Jo Carol Decker. Her escort, Dusty Hamlett is the son of Boyce and Penny Hamlett.
The senior maid is Jenny Lockhert, the daughter of Dale and Amy Lockhert. Her escort, Declan Wallace is the son of Mark and Leah Jo Wallace.
Following Miss Hilburn being crowned as homecoming queen, John Wheeler was introduced as the guest speaker.
Wheeler spoke of being apart of the Kennett Indian's football team as well as thanked and commended the student body.
"I'm going to speak less about homecoming and more about home," Wheeler said. He spoke of growing up in Kennett and having support at home, telling the team to remember the support they have at their "metaphorical home, Metz Cherry Stadium."
Wheeler also advised them to be in the moment and savor it.
He then proceeded with a story that he told when he had coached football. The story told of a kingdom, famous for it's wine. Everyone in the kingdom grew their own grapes and made their own wine. One year, the king told that he would hold a banquet. The king asked that each person bring one jug of their best wine. When all arrived, all of the wine would be poured into a large vat. When this occurred, the king pulled at the vat, when only water came out. Everyone had brought water, thinking it would blend in with everyone else's wine.
With the story, Wheeler also encouraged the players by saying, "every play, every bound, every ounce of your being goes into the play."
Following the speech by Wheeler, the homecoming game, expected to begin at 7 p.m., was delayed due to weather issues. The game began at approximately 8 p.m., at Metz Cherry Stadium.