The King and Queen of Hearts competition is a newer tradition that the BHS Student Council began in recent years.
The competition takes place in the week before Valentine’s Day and lasts for two days. This function is put on by the Baker Student Council and gift cards were awarded to the “King” and “Queen” from each age group and gender.
On the first day, which this year was on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the girls bought a paper heart for one dollar. Up to three hearts can be purchased and the goal is to not talk to a boy, class discussion permitting, or the boy is able to take the girl’s paper heart. Whoever has the most paper hearts at the end of the day is named “The King of Hearts”. On Wednesday, the opposite happens. The boys will buy a heart and whichever girl has the most hearts at the end of the day is now “The Queen of Hearts”. Normally there are four winners, a boy and girl from the middle school and a boy and girl from the highschool, this year there were five. The winners for the boys were Zachery Craig for the high school and Jerick Moser for the middle school. For the girls, Briley Gorder won for the high school and Natalia Hester and Tasia Miller tied for the middle school.