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Meet the Homecoming Queen candidates

HC Queen Candidates 2011

At the Fall Sports Assembly, the Homecoming Queen candidates were announced and later presented with their escorts at the Homecoming assembly.

The Homecoming Queen candidates are seniors Melaina Bixler, Jocelyn Davidson, Hannah DeVries, Alayha Graham, Amanda Hadley, Destiny Jones, and Erin Niederberger.

Destiny Jones has been a junior varsity cheerleader for one year, a Varsity cheerleader for three years, a yearbook staff member for two years, and has been on the track team all four years.

“Oh my God! Am I really nominated?! I can’t believe it! My dreams are really coming true!” said Jones when asked what her first thought was when she heard her name called as a 2011 Homecoming queen candidate.

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“I didn’t expect it because I talk to very few people in our senior class. It made me realize that I am more known than I thought!” she said.

Destiny’s favorite part about Homecoming was being able to walk in front of the crowd at half time.

She chose her escort, William Rice, because she believes he is organized, responsible, and productive.

“It’s unreal,” Jones said. “It still hasn’t hit me that this is my last everything in high school!”

Alayha Graham has been a freshman and junior varsity volleyball player for two years, a varsity volleyball player for two years, and a member of Leadership for two years.

“Did Jocelyn really just break her flower?” she thought when she was nominated.

“I was kind of embarrassed because everyone said I would but I didn’t think so,” she said.

Alayha’s favorite part about Homecoming was seeing everyone in the crowd at halftime.

Amanda Hadley has been on the dance team for all four years and is currently a member of Leadership.

“Oh my God!” Hadley thought when she was called as a candidate. “No one can really expect to be nominated because anything can happen,” she said.

Her favorite thing about Homecoming was being able to enjoy it with her friends.

“I am really excited. This made my senior year!”

Jocelyn Davidson is currently on the Varsity Volleyball team and on Leadership.

“I was actually kind of shocked, but still excited,” said Davidson.

Davidson also said that she did not expect to be nominated at all and that she is looking forward to the whole experience.

“I’ve always wanted to be nominated and now that I am, I cannot wait.”

Hannah DeVries has been a member of cross country all four years.

“Did they count right?” she thought when called as a Homecoming Queen candidate. Like most of the girls, Hannah said she did not expect to be nominated.

“My favorite part about Homecoming was showing everyone up on the dance floor with my sick moves,” she said.

Erin Niederberger has been a member of the marching band for four years and the symphonic band for two.

“Ack!” she thought when nominated. “I sort of knew there was a pretty good possibility,” she said.

Erin’s favorite part of Homecoming was having fun with her friends.

Melaina Bixler has been a varsity cheerleader all four years.

“I was kind of questioning if they really called my name. I was really excited!” Melaina said, describing her first thoughts.

“I didn’t really expect to be nominated, people told me they thought I might but I just figured they were being nice,” she said.

When asked what her favorite thing about Homecoming she said, “I just love the whole atmosphere of Homecoming Day.”

Northtown students elected Hannah DeVries as their 2011 Homecoming Queen. She was crowned during the football game’s halftime on Friday, Sept. 16.

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