SM North’s Homecoming parade may have been rained out yesterday, but there were nothing but sunny smiles during the annual Homecoming Queen crowning ceremony at halftime of the Indian’s football game last night.
An ear-to-ear grin spread quickly across senior Kelsie Sneegas’s face after the announcer revealed that students had voter her SM North’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. Tears of joy gathered in her eyes as Prinicipal Dick Kramer placed the crown on her head. Her father Brendan, who had just escorted her onto the field, couldn’t stop smiling either:
“I am on top of the world,” he said. “What a great group of kids. [Kelsie’s] just a kid who just loves everybody. And I think tonight it was kind of the message back for her.”
Her sister Katie, a sophomore, couldn’t stop crying either.
“I’m so proud of her,” she said. “She’s so nice to everyone.”
Mykia Carrell, one of the students recently named a Kansas Honors Scholar, was named first attendant:
And as exciting as the night may have been for Carrell and Sneegas, no one had a bigger night than Paige Miller, who accepted the second-attendant crown…
…then traded her tiara for a football helmet…
…and resumed her duties as the Indians’ field goal kicker. She went two-for-three on extra point attempts on the night. Which had her teammates pumped: