CAPTAIN BILLY BOWLEGS 66
Gary McMorrow

Each year a new Captain Billy is selected to sail the Blackhawk and the Krewe into uncharted seas. The new Billy is selected by the current Captain after receiving the secret nominations from a committee of the last seven Billys. The new Billy remains a secret for the next several months as he prepares for his year. He has many decisions to make, he will choose the colors, and create a logo and theme to represent his vision for the year.

Captain Billy 66 Gary McMorrow and
Queen Whitney Smith

Captain and Queen

Queen 66, Whitney Smith, grew up in the local area and enjoys giving back to the community where her roots began. Like many other Krewe of Bowlegs members, she is involved with several civic organizations and local nonprofits. She is looking forward to representing this 66th year by bringing awareness of the Krewe of Bowlegs, the City of Fort Walton Beach and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival to others. She believes the enthusiasm the children show when they see pirates is at the heart of each Krewe member. She loves seeing the smiles on their faces at the many festivals and events, because who doesn’t love a good pirate?!

First Mate & First Mistress
Thomas & Catherine Mason

Honor Guard

Honor Guard LXVI

Coming Soon

Princesses and Privateers

Princesses and Privateers

Keanan James Donlon

Attending: Choctaw High School- dual enrolled at Northwest Florida State College

Heritage: Son of Nathan Kelley and Robin Donlon

Education and Social Affiliations: Will graduate high school with an associate’s degree in May of 2022

Future Plans: Plans to attend the University of Florida to become an Orthopedic Surgeon

Blake Stoltz

Attending: Niceville High School

Heritage: Son of Michael and Allyson Stoltz, Honor Guard LVI and Children of the Court 57

Education and Social Affiliations: A member of the Niceville High School swim team, soccer team, and track team

Future Plans: Hope to attend the University of Florida and major in Cyber Security.

Tyler Ryan Amiel

Attending: Choctaw High School & NWF State College

Heritage: Son of Mike & Jen Amiel, HG 51, Grandson of Queen Lynne Amiel 46 and Captain Billy Keith Amiel 51

Education and Social Affiliations: Member of National Honors Society

Future Plans: Plans to attend Florida State University and major in Business Management

Luke Larkin

Attending: Fort Walton Beach High School

Heritage: Son of Chris and Stephanie Larkin

Education and Social Affiliations: Viking Scholar, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Leadership, National Honor Society, Student Government

Future Plans: Hopes to attend Florida State University and continue Track/Cross Country while pursuing a degree in Finance.

Kyle Pennington

Attending: Choctaw High School

Heritage: Grandson of Keith and Trish Clark, Honor Guard 65

Education and Social Affiliations: Member of the US Ski and Snowboard Association

Future Plans: Plan to attend college at Florida State University or Colorado University

Parker Elizabeth Lee

Attending: Niceville High School

Heritage: Daughter of Mike and Ryann Lee Honor Guard LVIII and Children of the Court LIX

Education and Social Affiliations: SGA Parliamentarian, NHS Eaglette Dance Team, Hope Squad, National Honor Society, youth group leader at Crosspoint Methodist Church, Science National Honor Society

Future Plans: Plans on attending college and possibly dancing at the collegiate level.

Emily Elizabeth Teusch

Attending: Niceville High School

Heritage: Daughter of Barry Teusch and Tracy Benzenhafer

Education and Social Affiliations: Member of NHS Theater

Future Plans: Hopes to attend Northwest Florida State College to pursue a degree in computer animation.

Madeline Larkin

Attending: Fort Walton Beach High School

Heritage: Daughter of Chris and Stephanie Larkin

Education and Social Affiliations: Viking Scholar, New Light Dance Project, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Leadership, National Honor Society

Future Plans: Hopes to attend Florida State University and continue dancing while pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.

Zoie Isabella Bonilla

Attending: Northwest Florida State College / Fort Walton Beach High School - Dual Enrollment

Heritage: Daughter of John and Maureena Lysaght, Honor Guard LXIV

Education and Social Affiliations: Viking Yearbook

Future Plans: B.S. in Nursing and join the United States Air Force

Mary Cecelia Edwards

Attending: Niceville High School

Heritage: Daughter of Andy and Kristie Edwards, Honor Guard LVII

Education and Social Affiliations: Girls weight lifting team and equestrian rider

Future Plans: Planning to go to college for animal sciences.

Skylar Reagan Grindland

Attending: Victory Performing Arts Academy

Heritage: Daughter of Mark and Mollie Grindland, Honor Guard, 59 and 65

Education and Social Affiliations: Navarre High Soccer Program

Future Plans: I love animals so I am considering being a Veterinary Technician

Children of the Court

Coming Soon


Krewe of Bowlegs
PO Box 1077
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549-1077