Flashback: King and queen for a day

December 10, 1992. By Marc Cowart For The Cordova Times

Cordova High School senior Gretchen Shellhorn was crowned the 1992 Homecoming Queen at homecoming ceremonies Saturday. Photo by Marc Cowart/The Cordova Times The Cordova Times archive, 1992
Cordova High School senior Gretchen Shellhorn was crowned the 1992 Homecoming Queen at homecoming ceremonies Saturday. Photo by Marc Cowart/The Cordova Times. The Cordova Times archive, 1992

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Cordova High School senior Gretchen Shellhorn and freshmen Michael Mathhues were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime ceremonies during the homecoming basketball game on Saturday.

The two students were chosen in balloting by students in grades nine through 12 at the high school.

Gretchen is the senior class president and was recently chosen the Elks’ Student of the Quarter. She has been the basketball team manager for the past four years.

Michael has taken an active role at the high school in both the wrestling and swimming programs.

Also running for the homecoming honors were freshman Elizabeth Sanders, sophomores Robin Lohse and Russel Folton, juniors Kate Schultz and Shaun McCune and senior Gerald McCune.

Clockwise from top left: Hot shooting gave the Wolverines boys a 70-38 victory against Valdez on Friday; cold shooting and foul problems doomed them Saturday, with the Buccaneers winning 64-54. Freshman Michael Mathhues is this year’s homecoming king. Coach Dick Shellhorn checks out the action on the court. Charlie Trowbridge and Kristina Maxwell present the crowns for the homecoming queen and king. The visiting Valdez Buccaneer girls won Friday’s opener, 41-37; Cordova bounced back to win the Saturday night homecoming rematch 45-40. Photo by Marc Cowart/The Cordova Times The Cordova Times archive, 1992
Clockwise from top left: Hot shooting gave the Wolverines boys a 70-38 victory against Valdez on Friday; cold shooting and foul problems doomed them Saturday, with the Buccaneers winning 64-54. Freshman Michael Mathhues is this year’s homecoming king. Coach Dick Shellhorn checks out the action on the court. Charlie Trowbridge and Kristina Maxwell present the crowns for the homecoming queen and king. The visiting Valdez Buccaneer girls won Friday’s opener, 41-37; Cordova bounced back to win the Saturday night homecoming rematch 45-40. Photo by Marc Cowart/The Cordova Times. The Cordova Times archive, 1992

Nominees for king and queen were selected at meetings held for students of each grade level.