Another Lake Placid Winter Carnival has come and gone, with several new elements but a familiar crowning moment.
Seniors Danielle Balestrini and Nick Reid were named as the Queen and King of the 69th annual winter event at Lake Placid Middle/Senior High School Saturday, Feb. 11, which had the theme of “Wild, Wild West.”
Balestrini is the daughter of Helga and Dr. David Balestrini. She was born in Williamsport, Pa, and attended Lake Placid Elementary School. She has two older brothers, David and Chris, two dogs and a cat. Her hobbies include skiing and scuba diving. She is President of the Class of 2012, a member of the Lake Placid Outing Club and the National Honor Society. She plays varsity volleyball, softball and basketball. After graduation, she plans to go to college and study science and math.
Reid is the son of Elizabeth and Steve Reid. He was born in Saranac Lake. He attended the St. Agnes Elementary School and has two brothers, Tim and Connor. He is a member of the Outing Club and plays varsity soccer and golf. He plans to attend college after graduation.
The pair were chosen from a group of eight members of the senior class, which also included Genevieve Benware, Hannah Kane, Natalia Smith, Dustin Jacques, Lucas McLean and John Patrick (J.P.) Morrison.
Court members included Michael Morelli, Bryce Paries, Graci Daby and Karli Casler from sixth-grade; Henry McGrew, Birk Albert, Grace McGrew and Taylor Barney from seventh-grade; Connor Preston, Troy Scsigulinsky, Samantha Barney and Sophia Morelli from eighth-grade; Kiefer Casler, Lucas Strack, Carissa Kennedy and Sage Miller from ninth-grade; Christopher Kordziel, Andrew Meister, Hannah Potter and Erin Weaver from 10th-grade; and Lucky Cerruti, Joshua Ladisic, Kendra Manning and Brooke Reid from 11th-grade.
Crown bearers were Jacob Mayberry and Reid Pedu, with plaque and flower bearers Henry Mayberry and Emma Hathaway.