Dye and Smith are royalty at Sandy Valley

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Steffani Dye and Tyler Smith were crowned queen and king during Sandy Valley's winter homecoming festivities on Friday night. Katie Beem, last year's queen, was there to crown Steffani, prior to the Cardinal boys varsity basketball game.

Senior basketball player Zach Schlimm and senior wrestler Brett Stoffer escorted Steffani.

She is the daughter of Brian and Shelly Dye of Waynesburg and a member of Little Country Church. She is a first-year letterwinner in basketball and a three-year letterwinner in volleyball. She was also recognized as earning her way on to the 1st team, IVC for volleyball. She has earned three letters in softball. She attended Buckeye Girls State and was awarded the Good Citizenship Citation from the American Legion Auxiliary 432.

Steffani works part time at Tozzi's on 12th.

After high school she plans to attend the University of Akron to study surgical technology.

Girls basketball co-captain Avery Vanzant and senior gymnast Caycee Calkins escorted Tyler.

Tyler is the son of Brad Smith and Christine Smith and John Rice of Magnolia. Tyler is a football and wrestling letterman. Tyler has been recognized as a 1st team IVC athlete and earned recognition for 2nd team, All-Stark County in offense for football. He serves as a freshman mentor and is an honor roll student.

After graduation he plans to attend Mount Union to play football.

Senior attendant was Taylor Fleming, the daughter of Lisa Winn of Waynesburg. She is the treasurer of the Leo Club and a National Honor Society member. She has been on the honor roll throughout high school.

Following graduation, Taylor plans to attend the University of Akron to major in early childhood education. She also hopes to do more charity work.

Senior escort was Daykota Ammond, the son of Darlene and Michael Ammond of Waynesburg. Daykota is active in the choir, musicals, track and soccer at Sandy Valley. He is also a member of Model United Nations. He has been recognized for academic achievement for four years, has earned the Arian award and has lettered in both track and academics. Daykota plans to attend college to become a neurosurgeon.

Junior attendant was Avery Petro, the daughter of Alicia Porter and John and Amy Petro of Waynesburg. She is a three-season varsity athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball and softball. Avery is a member of Student Council, the prom committee and St. James Youth Ministry. She has been recognized as a scholar athlete.

She plans to attend college to study sports medicine or nursing.

Junior Escort was Michael Cunningham, the son of Mike Cunningham of Sandyville and Brandi Kerr of Louisville. He is a two-sport athlete, earning letters in both wrestling and football. Mike was the winner of the Lori Sickafoose award.

After high school he plans serve in the United States Marines.

Sophomore attendant was Kennedy Hodge, the daughter of Scott and Jackie Hodge of East Sparta. She is a member of Faith Baptist Church. She is active in her youth group and as a community service worker. She participates in gymnastics at Sandy and has earned a letter in the sport.

Future plans for Kennedy would be to attend college to become a social worker or a psychiatrist.

Sophomore escort was Josh Hudson, the son of Tom and Sue Hudson of Waynesburg. Josh recently moved to the area from Texas, where he participated in football, basketball and track. Josh was a member of Future Farmers of America and showed animals in local stock shows. He has been awarded numerous academic and athletic awards.

Josh plans to some day attend college to study architecture.

Freshman attendant was Lauren Sedal, the daughter of Michelle Tindall and Jay Tindall of Waynesburg. She is active in both cheerleading and volleyball. She is an honor roll student and has been recognized for upholding Cardinal Core Values.

She plans to attend college, in the future, to become a counselor.

Freshman escort was Tyler Kula, the son of Chad and Julie Kula of Malvern. He currently plays basketball, golf and track and sings in the choir.

His future plans are to some day attend college to study bio or chemical engineering.

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