Coming Home Queens of Big Spring High School

Each year, the Big Spring High School asks the class that is celebrating its 30th year anniversary to select a Coming Home Queen, not to be confused with the graduating seniors’ Homecoming Queen.

The following are the chosen honorees since the web site has been in existence.

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Kristie West, Coming Home Queen 2018 ….

Tricia Priebe,  Coming Home Queen 2017, with Principal Mike Ritchie (left),
Shelly Brasel (Coming Home Queen 2016), and Bob Priebe, Tricia’s brother

Shelly Brasel, Coming Home Queen 2016,
flanked by her parents, her sister, and Brenda Shirey Hays, Coming Home Queen 2015

Coming Home Queen 2015 Brenda Shirey Hays (fifth from left).
From far left, Brenda’s sister Jennifer with her son Jack and her daughter Annabelle,
Brenda’s husband Jeff, Brenda, then Brenda’s mother Julie Rainwater Shirey.
Julie was the first ever Coming Home Queen at BSHS, escorted by Charlie Johnson.
Then Michelle Bowers Couch, Coming Home Queen 2015, with Mr. Tim Tannehill (Associate Principal).

Michelle Bowers Couch, Coming Home Queen 2014
Husband Couch and son Andrew are her escorts

Kaye Matteson, Coming Home Queen 2013
with her father Ralph Matteson and her daughter Kiri Matteson
(thanks to Claxton Photography for the picture)

Joni Avery Hires, Coming Home Queen 2012
Troy Tompkins, left, and Blake Rosson, right

 Coming Home Queen 2011 Charlotte Beil Wilhoit (with flowers)  and husband Jon (far right)
are pictured with BSHS Principal Mike Ritchie, and 2010 Queen Wakenda Payte Dunlap

Wakenda Payte Dunlap,  Coming Home Queen  2010
and her escorts, daughter Brandi and granddaughter Kyleigh

Kim Preston Phinney and Debbye Salazar ValVerde, Coming Home Queens  2009

Dana Workman Newton and Lisa Fort Curie, Coming Home Queens 2008
Dana’s husband is her escort, and Lisa is escorted by her two sons

Jill Odom Spannous, Emily Boyd, Suzanne (Smith) Smith
Share  the title Coming Home Queen 2007

2006 Queen Lonnie Thames Prater (’71) – center, her husband Gary,
and her sister, 2005 Queen Karyl Thames Dunn (’75)

Coming Home Queen for 2005
Karyl Thames Dunn (BSHS 1975)
(escorted by her son  Jeren)

Jill Wilbanks, Coming Home Queen 2004

2003 Coming Home Queen Donna Wennik and her husband Joe