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Pete Henkel Crowned Homecoming King, Lucy Henkel Homecoming Queen

November 5, 2021

Class of 2022 Crowns Pete Henkel as Homecoming King and Lucy Henkel as Homecoming Queen


Lucy Henkel wearing homecoming crown and Ian Henkel holding photo of Pete Henkel
In honor and memory of a beloved classmate, the Radnor High School Class of 2022 selected Pete Henkel as this year's Homecoming King at a ceremony on Nov. 2. The class also selected Pete's twin sister, Lucy, as Homecoming Queen. The crowning took place at halftime of the girls soccer team's District semifinal win over Villa Maria. Lucy and Pete's big brother, Ian, represented Pete to accept the crown.

Pete was born with spinal muscular atrophy and passed away in January 2018 while a student at Radnor Middle School. He would've been a senior at RHS this year. Parents Tim and Allyson were also in attendance at the ceremony, which took place on Encke Field - one of the fields undergoing large-scale renovations at RHS to improve accessibility, a project resulting from years of advocacy work and planning by the Henkels and other Radnor stakeholders committed to providing welcoming, inviting facilities for all.

The girls soccer team went on to win the Nov. 2 game, 1-0, to advance to the District One Class AAA Championship on Nov. 4 at Strath Haven, where they defeated Villa Joseph Marie 3-0 to earn the team's first district championship since 2000.

The other members of the Class of 2022 Homecoming Court were Avery Barber, Olivia Barker, Caroline Constable, Sofia Floody, and Tellian Schwarz for Queen and Noah Choi, Parker Drew, Sebastian Kaper-Barcelata, Justin Nourian and Aaron Zhu for King.