Eight candidates have been chosen as the 2015 CHS Football homecoming royalty contestants. Three seniors and one junior were nominated for homecoming queen and four seniors for king.
The four students nominated for queen are seniors Lia Lombardini, Olivia Sech and C.C. Smith; and junior Emma Tumbas.
Lombardini, daughter of Dean and Rebecca Lombardini of Porter, is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish club, the Varsity Softball team and is a scholar athlete. She also plays softball for the Indiana Raiders.
Sech, daughter of Stan and Wendy Sech of Valparaiso, is active in Interact club. She also volunteers at local nursing homes.
Smith, daughter of Pattie Ingram-Hodges and Dwayne Hodges of Chesterton. She is a member of the Speech and Debate team and Choir. She enjoys babysitting and is a counselor in training for Double H Ranch.
Tumbas, daughter of Kim and Pete Tumbas of Valparaiso, is a member of Track and Field, Spanish club, Student Government. She is a student in the CHS International Baccalaureate program and also does Community Service.
The four students nominated for king are seniors Nate Dawson, Alec Emmons, Harry Nagra and Sean Puent.
Dawson, son of Richard and Rene Dawson of Valparaiso, is a member of the CHS Boys Varsity Soccer team and is active in club soccer.
Emmons, son of Tim and Stacey Emmons of Chesterton, is a member of the CHS Boys Tennis team and Chesterton School News team (CSN). His family has also hosted CHS exchange students from Japan.
Nagra, son of Vince and Ruby Nagra of Chesterton, is a member of the CHS Football and Track teams.
Puent, son of Chieko Hatai and Donald Puent of Chesterton, is active Sandpipers and the Interact club.
The CHS homecoming king/queen will be chosen on Friday, Oct. 2 at halftime at the homecoming football game against Lake Central. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 from the Chesterton Middle School Pool Parking Lot. The parade route will continue east on Porter Ave to Calumet, Calumet to Broadway, Broadway to Sixth and back to CMS.