Meet homecoming queen candidate Sydney Strong

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Senior Sydney Strong. Photo by Paige Kiehl

What was your reaction after hearing you were one of the nominees?

I was just so surprised. It was so weird, but I was so honored by it.

Did you want to be homecoming queen and how did you get people to vote for you?

I didn’t really ask anyone to vote for me or anything like that, but I think every girl secretly wants to be homecoming queen. It’s the closest we have to being princesses, and everyone wants to be a princess.

What do you think of this year’s theme for homecoming?

Well, I’m in student council, so I’m really for it and I’m excited about it. I know some people don’t really get it, that it’s colors, but I think it’s a really good way to get everyone involved. That’s always been a problem in the past, so we’re hoping that it being colors is going to get every student to wear that color. Also, just helping out in the community is such an awesome idea, so I’m really excited about it

How do you plan on involving the student body with the homecoming activities?

I’m a senior mentor, so I figure it would make it easier, and my sister is a sophomore, so that would make it a lot easier to get the younger people involved.

Which school activities do you participate in?

I’m in student council, I’m in NHS, Tri Theta, French Honors Society, FCA, and Young Republicans.

Which homecoming activity do you look forward to the most? Dread the most?

I’m dreading walking out onto the field because I’m so nervous I’m going to trip in front of everyone. There’s just a lot of eyes on you so that’s kind of nerve-wracking. I’m really excited to do all the lunch activities and being able to go to the Food Bank, Rock Bridge Elementary and the VA Hospital is going to be awesome.

By Rajesh Satpathy

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