Tilfords crowned HoCo king, queen

Senior twins Kolten and Kylee Tilford were crowned Homecoming king and queen at the pep rally on Sept. 14.

Lilith Haury-Kinder, Staff Writer

 Senior twins Kolten and Kylee Tilford were crowned 2022 homecoming king and queen for North Platte High School. 

The court included Jenessa Arnold, Zarah Blaesi, Kalee Brosius, Ellie Ramsey, River Johnston, Caleb Kinkaid, Brock Roblee and Grady Sexson. 

NPHS has never seen a sibling-duo for HoCo queen and king. The sibling pair was crowned at the homecoming parade on Wednesday, Sept. 15. 

“It was pretty surprising for my brother and I to both get crowned, but it’s not every day that twins get royalty so I think it ended up being pretty cool,” Kylee said. “It’s fun to see all the people get crowned in previous years and now that I get that opportunity, it was pretty special.” 

The Tilfords feel that the homecoming was a great experience for their senior year. “I had a great homecoming, we won the football game and I had a great time with my friends,” Kolten said. 

The Tilfords think being a homecoming king/queen will make an impact on others. Being a role model for other high school students has made a difference in the school. 

“Just knowing that hopefully, I have been able to positively impact those who voted for me is special. I’m glad I have so much support from my classmates,” Kylee said. “It will affect me by realizing that trying to be positive even when you don’t always feel like it will leave an impression on others.” 

They appreciate the students for letting them be the homecoming queen and king. 

“(It) shows me that good things happen when you set good examples,” Kolten said. 

This is their senior year and they are glad to spend it with the people around them. 

“My senior year, I took the time to enjoy every little thing,” Kolten said. “It made it special because we mostly all just went as friends and hung out with everyone.” 

This year is their last time to make the most of it. “Also, the fact that it was my senior year and I got to enjoy it one last time with my friends,” Kylee said. 

Tim Johnson, North Platte Telegraph
Senior Homecoming
court candidates Caleb
Kincaid and Kalee
Brosius wave to fans at
the pep rally on Sept. 14. (Mrs. Kelley)