November 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. CDT

York, Kansas City natives crowned 2015 Peru State Homecoming King and Queen

Dr. Dan Hanson, Chelsea Turek, Michael Smith II, Elaine Hanson

Dr. Dan Hanson, Chelsea Turek, Michael Smith II, and Elaine Hanson

(Peru, Neb.)

Seniors Chelsea Turek of York and Michael Smith II of Kansas City, MO, were crowned Peru State College’s 2015 Homecoming king and queen on Saturday, October 31 by President Dan Hanson and First Lady Elaine Hanson and the 2014 Homecoming king and Queen, Ryan Baumann and Lexi Neeman. The duo was selected by members of the Peru State student body.

Turek, a double major in English Education and Psychology, is the President of the Peru State Red Cross club, and the Dr. Suess Day event chair for the Peru Student Education Association. She is a member of the Peru Theatre Company, the improvisation troupe “Who Asked You?”, and Psychology club. She is also a Student Ambassador, an SSS tutor, Lincoln Literacy Tutor, and a writer for the PSC Times. She is the daughter of Robert and the late Shanna Turek.

Smith is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and Business Administration.  While at Peru State College, Michael has been involved as a Student Leader in Peru’s Faith Based Group “Revive” as well as a Dance Captain for the Show Choir, “Prestige.”  He is also a member of Black Student Union, Peru State Theater Company, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and a Peru State Ambassador. He is the son of Denise Johnson and Michael Smith Sr.