Senior Austin Blecha, is our first openly gay courtwarming king, and he’s changing the game.
“I was astonished when I found out I was nominated, I know how conservative and constricted Kickapoo is so I was even more surprised when I won,” Blecha said.
When it comes to courtwarming, homecoming and prom, there’s a consistent pattern amongst the kings and queens of every dance. They are normally blond, straight but possibly gay, white people.
“ I mean I can’t believe they voted for the gay guy, but let’s go us,” Blecha said.
Blecha has officially changed courtwarming history. Potential winners that are different from the usual candidates can feel encouraged to become a nominee.
“I have the greatest friend in the world, they nominated me and took me all the way to a king,” Blecha said.