NORTON SHORES, Mich. – A West Michigan high school that attracted criticism last year for disqualifying votes for a transgendered student as homecoming king won’t have a homecoming king and queen this year.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports the senior class at Mona Shores High School in Norton Shores instead will vote on two finalists among eight chosen as class representatives.
Last year, the school tossed out ballots on which students had voted Oak Reed as homecoming king. Reed identified himself as a young man. But school officials said rules informed students they were to vote for a boy as king, and Reed was enrolled as a female.
To be more gender neutral, the Muskegon-area school agreed to do away with prom king and queen last spring and homecoming king and queen this year.