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The Lion Ledger

The Student Online Publication of The King's Academy

The Lion Ledger

The Student Online Publication of The King's Academy

The Lion Ledger

Legacy of the Crown

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The 2021 King’s Academy Homecoming Court gathers in The Page Family Center for Perfoming Arts after the presentations. (Photo Credit: Mrs. Amber Loveland)

The crown has been passed! After being elected by the senior class of 2022 in August, the 16 members of the court were finally revealed. The competitors selected for the queen were: Annie Matot, Mia Rodriguez, Margot McFadden, Gaby Bueno, Olivia Higgins, Grace Toal, Miah Cooke, and Olivia Othmer, and competing for the king title were: Christian Crocetti, Jack Walter, Lucas Devin, Josh Zuchowski, Ryan Cavanagh, John Fonseca, Tony Luo, and Mason Shipman. The court had the opportunity to make individual presentations on the last Tuesday (September 28th), accompanied by their escorts, they exhibited the three-minute videos that were full of jokes, shout-outs, and useful advice for the lower classes.

The voting took place right after the presentations, during the third period, and included all classes from 9th to 12th grade.

Later, on Friday the big moment took place after the homecoming football game, while the crowd was still heated by the win, the king and queen were finally crowned! Olivia Higgins and Tony Luo were the winners and the homecoming queen and king for the 21-22 year, and both making history for The King’s Academy. Tony was the second student from the international program to be elected as king, and the first Chinese one to ever win the title, and with the crown on his head he said: “I feel extremely honored to be the homecoming king. I must thank everyone who supported me and voted for me, because you guys got me to this amazing place.”. Olivia also kept a family legacy, due to her sister winning to the crown three years ago, they are now the first two girl siblings to ever earn the title of homecoming queen, and Olivia described the crowning as “Super special and a moment I’ll remember forever!”. The crowning was a big moment for the whole school, with the presence of family and friends, the court gave the crowd a great time, and that will be remembered.

 

About the Contributor
Eduarda Dias, Editor in Chief
Eduarda Dias is an international student from Brazil in her second year at The King’s Academy. She is a senior and involved in many organizations beyond J-Club, such as being a manager at The King's Corner Coffee, the vice president of the International Student Council, and an active member in Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, and Diversity Student Union. Her passion for learning about other countries and cultures is what leads her to explore journalism as a tool to share different perspectives with others, using writing as a fun way to expand her horizons. She has a great excitement for music, playing the guitar, and the keyboard, and being a part of the school’s choirIn her free time, Eduarda writes poetry, watches soccer games, and tries new restaurants. She believes that through writing, we can change the world, even if only a small part of it since by showing the differences we can understand how amazing is to be surrounded by people from distinct countries, backgrounds, and stories. During her life in Brazil, Eduarda traveled to over ten different countries and learned to speak three different languagesHer biggest quality to contribute to the paper is being a fierce leaderEduarda Dias is honored to be the 2022-2023 editor of the Journalism Club and is excited to embark on this journey.