Runnels Elementary School presented its 2018 Krewe of Runnels Royale during its annual Mardi Gras coronation and tableau on Feb. 9 in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre.
Two royal courts were named for the day, a Petite Court for grades one to three and a Grande Court for grades four to six. To ensure fairness, courts are selected by drawing names, a news release said.
The Petite Court included King Arthur Ullo and Queen Alaina White, both third-graders, along with first-graders Adleigh Watts and Awad Khalil, and second-graders Trinity Perkins and Jackson Phillips.
The Grande Court included King Cooper Coates and Queen Poppy Pellissier, both sixth-graders, along with fourth-graders Dru Hairford and Limmie Bailey, and fifth-graders Morgan McCloud and Carter Persons.
The coronation and Mardi Gras Parade of Royalty were followed by a musical number performed onstage by every elementary class and, for the first time, the Runnels High School senior class.