Kings and Queens were crowned Saturday night during the annual DeKalb West School Harvest Festival, sponsored by the PTO.
Tracy Lawrence, Secretary of the DeKalb West PTO, says the Harvest Festival is the organization's major fundraiser for the year and thousands of dollars was raised through LIVE and Silent Auctions, games for the kids, a cake walk, taco supper, and ticket sales from all the classes in the school which determined the kings and queens. "This is our only fundraiser and we have three or four ideas that have been presented to us so far (on how to spend the money). One was to provide some of the equipment for the new DeKalb County Junior Baseball Team that has been started up along with other various things such as supplies for the teachers and the school. We have an AR Program (Accelerated Reading Program) that is usually sponsored by the PTO where we provide money for them to have prizes. Our goal (in this fundraiser) is $10,000. We haven't counted everything yet so we're not sure if we met that. We would like to thank everyone. We had a lot of businesses throughout the county, not only DeKalb but Wilson, and other areas that gave monetary donations as well as items for the auction. We had grocery stores providing some food items or at discount prices so we would just like to thank everybody for that as well."
Officers of the DeKalb West PTO in addition to Lawrence are President Missy McKay, Vice President Bert Driver, and Treasurer Sean Driver.
The King and Queen of the Pre-Kindergarten to Second Grade Division are Caitlyn Hicks and Dakota Hale of Lindsey Holmes' kindergarten classroom. The class raised $465, the most of any class in the division.
Hicks is the daughter of Everette and Amanda Hicks and Hale is the son of William Hale and Rebekah Hale.
Others representing the division were Abbie Gann and Jeremiah Restrepo from Amy Young's pre-kindergarten class. Gann is the daughter of Jeremy Gann and Michelle Gann. Restrepo is the son of Carlos and Elizabeth Restrepo..
Becca Lawrence and Parker Winfree represented Debra Poteete's kindergarten class. Lawrence is the daughter of Charlie and Tracy Lawrence. Winfree is the son of Scott and Shellie Winfree.
Savannah Curtis, daughter of Jeff and Glenda Curtis and James Pitman, son of Jeremy and Shawn Pitman, represented Tonya Ellis' kindergarten class.
Lydia Davenport and Parker Vantrease represented Kathy Lawrence's first grade class. Davenport is the daughter of Timothy and Stephanie Davenport. Vantrease is the son of Jeremy and Missy Vantrease..
Representing Cindy Pulley's first grade class were Hannah Van Dyne, daughter of Danny and Susan Van Dyne and Jordan Bailiff, son of Ricky and Chrissy Bailiff.
Haley Dies and Corey Sherman represented Regina Kent's second grade class. Dies is the daughter of Keith and Amanda Dies and Sherman is the son of Dennis Sherman and Jo Ann Vanatta.
Representing Shelia McMillen's second grade classroom were Kenzie Ray, granddaughter of Shirley Ray and Pam Shafnet and Noah Roberts, son of Kevin and Tonya Roberts.
Parker Prince represented Susan West's second grade class. He is the son of Michael and Leigh Ann Prince..
Meanwhile, the King and Queen of the division for Grades 3 to 5 are Kaylee Braswell, daughter of Quastaia Braswell and Hunter Robinson, son of Regina Robinson and Lynn Robinson. This class raised $404, the most of any other class in the division.
Others representing this division were Callie Mulloy and Grayson Redmon of Lori Pryor's third grade class. Mulloy is the daughter of Randy and Nancy Mulloy and Redmon is the son of Mike and Elizabeth Redmon.
Dillon Knowles represented Megan Hardin's third grade class.
Representing Amanda Mullinax's third grade class were Addison Oakley and Elijah Foutch. Oakley is the daughter of Clark and Lisa Oakley and Foutch is the son of Jon and Laura Foutch.
Caitlin Tyree and Christopher Hobbs represented Tammy Payne's fourth grade class. Tyree is the daughter of Josh and Carrie Tyree and Hobbs is the son of Randy and Vickie Hobbs.
Representing Kim Crook's fourth grade class were Taylor Hale and Hunter Faulk. Hale is the daughter of Teresa Hale and Jerome and Tammy Hale. Faulk is the son of Joseph Faulk and Rebecca Faulk.
Tyra Owens and Zack Bass represented Jeana Caplinger's fifth grade class. Owens is the daughter of Heather Owens and Tyrone Owens and Bass is the son of Brandy and Terry Bass
The King of the division for Grades 6 to 8 was Will Puckett of Martha Damron's seventh grade class. He is the son of Henry Puckett and Donna Puckett. This class raised $220, more than any other class in the division.
Others representing the division were Katie Roehner and Teddy Tippin in Janet England's sixth grade class. Roehner is the daughter of William and Christina Roehner. Tippin is the son of Aaron and Thea Tippin.
Sam McMillen and Ashley Grater represented Pat Allen's sixth grade class. McMillen is the son of Jeff and Shelia McMillen and Grater is the daughter of Kurt and Sandra Grater.
Carolyn Plank and Austin Hicks represented Vicki Wilson's seventh grade class. Plank is the daughter of Misty Neal and Hicks is the son of Mark and Trisha Hicks.
Michelle Gay represented Melanie Molander's eighth grade class.
Hope Thomas and Bradley Faulk represented Cynthia Preston's eighth grade class. Thomas is the daughter of Jessie and Becky Thomas and Faulk is the son of Joseph Faulk and Rebecca Faulk.