New Chief and Princess Satanta Named
May 11, 2019, marked the celebration of another Satanta Day, which included the coronation of a new Chief and Princess Satanta. This year these honors went to Satanta junior Houston Friend and Satanta sophomore Addison King. This pair met outgoing Chief and Princess Satanta, Adan Gutierrez and Ella Burrows, on Main Street to ceremonially mark the transition. The new Satanta royalty represents some of the best that the community has to offer and each will receive a $500 scholarship from the Satanta Chamber of Commerce for their service to the community.
Satanta’s new chief is Houston Friend. Houston is the son of Clark and Brenda Friend and is an active student at Satanta High School where he maintains a 4.0 GPA. Houston plays varsity football, basketball, and baseball and currently serves a Student Council president. He is a member of National Honor Society, S-Club, FBLA, and is on the Chieftain yearbook staff. Houston is also the 1A, male representative on the KSHSAA student advisory board.
Addison King is Satanta’s newest princess. Addison the daughter of Chris and Stacey King. She is a member of National Honor Society, FCCLA, FBLA, KAYs and Student Council. She participates in volleyball, basketball, and track. Addison is an active member of the Satanta United Methodist Church. Addison works as a lifeguard at the Satanta Pool in the summer and plans to offer swimming lessons to children in July.
These two will carry on a tradition that began in Satanta in 1958. Being selected comes with a list of responsibilities. The Chief and Princess must attend the Haskell County Fair Parade, attend two Satanta Day Parades (one to begin the year of service and one to end the year of service), attend the annual Satanta Chamber of Commerce Banquet, and choose one at least additional area parades to participate in.