WLHS celebrates 94th annual May Day by crowning Queen, King

West Linn High School celebrated the 94th annual May Day festivities held on Friday, May 3, by the crowning of Sophie Bangs and Connor Cushman, seniors, as May Day Queen and King. Bangs and Cushman were crowned in the first few minutes of an action-packed assembly that showcased the varied talent at WLHS, such as singing, dancing and musical theatre.

Bangs and Cushman were crowned after winning the popular vote from a school-wide election between the ten senior couples on the May Court. The 2013 May Court princesses were Bangs, Mary Earp, Dominique Evans, Sarah Gibson, Elisabeth Haffner, Leah Henningsen, Paige Myers, Emmalee Scheid, Abigail Tudorache, and Lauren Wilkinson. The May Court princes were Cushman, Drew Cribbs, Drew Crowther, Alec Gans, Brett Kruger, Joel Larson, Cameron Minson, K’myn Pettitt-Delia, Adam Roethe, and Brad Stone.

The May Day assemblies were hosted by Melissa Cozi and Kaelyn Rushforth, seniors, who kept the assembly moving during the two and a half hour show.

In the first of two assemblies, the talent that students showcased was focused mostly on the singing talents of the guys’ and girls’ sextets, musical theatre performances from Jacob Arrigotti, junior, and Jennie Warmack, senior, and a performance by princesses Wilkinson and Scheid. The assembly featured a dance rendition of the final scene in the hit movie “Pitch Perfect” from a group of senior girls who lip synced and danced to a medley of popular songs.