Even in the pandemic, Salthawks have to come home.

Winter Homecoming for Hutchinson High School will be virtual for 2021. King crowning will be prior to the boys’ varsity game against Newton on Feb. 5 in the Salthawk Activity Center with the queen crowned at halftime of the game.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, only parents of the king and queen courts will be on hand Feb. 5 in addition to the teams and their families. The events will be streamed during the regular broadcast of the Salthawk games that evening. The annual pre-coronation skits also will be streamed to HHS students during the week.

Queen candidates for Winter Homecoming are Hailee Brigman-Reed, April Hernandez, Mabel Hirst, Krissa Koerner, Morgan Meier and Kennedy Miller. King candidates are Jalen Barlow, Anthony Blackwell, Wyatt Johnson, Myles Thompson, Giovanni Villaneuza-Romero and Carter Young.