From Honor Council Chair to Homecoming Queen

Emma is crowned as 2015 Homecoming Queen (All photos: Mikaela Towler/Staff Photo).

On Friday, September 11th during halftime at the Christ Church homecoming game against Carolina High School, Honor Council Chair Emma was crowned the 2015 Homecoming Queen.

Members of the Senior Homecoming Court included Nell Gray Rasmussen, McKoy Crawford, Meg Pieper, Margaret Anne Sherman, and, of course, Emma. This year was Emma’s first year on Homecoming Court. Emma “never thought of herself as ‘homecoming material,’” so the nomination was quite a surprise. “I was very flattered that people in my grade had chosen me, but I was almost certain it was some sort of mistake,” Emma explained.

On Friday morning, the CCES Upper School students gathered in an assembly to hear about the accomplishments and involvement of the senior members of the Homecoming Court. After Mrs. Carter read off lists of achievements of these stellar ladies, students voted on one girl as the Homecoming Queen. Although all of these Homecoming “Princesses” deserved to be crowned Queen, Emma won over the heart of the student body with her genuine and altruistic personality.

During halftime of the football game, the Homecoming Court presentation took place. The five senior candidates anxiously awaited the announcement of Queen as they were escorted on the football field. When Student Body President Austin Ferrell announced Emma’s name, she was in shock. “Prior to hearing my name on the microphone, I had pretty much convinced myself that I hadn’t won. I was completely stunned and everything seemed surreal,” Emma said. Reality didn’t set in for her until the crown was passed down from Val Pruc, last year’s CCES Student Body President.

Emma is honored to have been a part of such a unique opportunity. “This was an experience I never would have dreamed of. It was an awesome surprise, and I am thankful for everyone who actually noticed me and wanted to vote for me,” she said.