The 2017 candidates for homecoming king and queen were narrowed down to five girls and five boys Wednesday afternoon at a pep rally at Beatrice High School.
Female finalists include Michaela Jones, Tessa Hoffman, Kaleigh Fielder, Kacie Heidbrink and Shyanna Maguire.
Male finalists include Trevor Schmale, Quintin Hartig, Jerad Humble, Dillon Buss and Colton Gronewold.
The 2017 homecoming king and queen will be crowned at the football game on Friday, Sept. 22, when the Beatrice Orangemen take on Roncalli Catholic at the House of Orange.
Beatrice High School is celebrating homecoming week with four pep rallies throughout the week and different themes each day. Wednesday's theme was "Farmer and Flannel," which prompted several students to drive farm equipment to school.
Another pep rally will be held Wednesday evening at Indian Creek Mall at 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.