Twin crowns

Students tie in homecoming voting


Photo by Braylen Garren

Lizzie Debenport and Mackenzie Loudermilk receive their crows at the ceremony on Sept. 23, 2022 at Tiger Stadium. Debenport and Loudermilked tied in the voting for homecoming queen.

Story by Sophie Keller, Web Master

Eleven glowing girls grace the field. Shining smiles and glittering gowns fill the big screen as the sound of cheering echoes through the stadium.

On Sept. 23, seniors Lizzie Debenport and Mackenzie Loudermilk were crowned the 2022 homecoming queens at the football game against the Hallsville Bobcats.

“It’s been so much fun being on court,” Debenport said. “With just a bunch of my really good friends, and getting to make memories with them.”

It was a shock to everyone when it was announced that this year would have not one, but two queens.

“I was in complete shock,” Debenport said. “It was funny because they said there were two queens, and then they announced my name. I was just in shock, and I could not be happier that the other one was Mackenzie.”

This year’s court had girls from a variety of clubs and sports. The fact that there was a tie shows just how hard it was for the student body to choose between the 11 maids.

“I feel like all of us deserved it,” Loudermilk said. “I love that it was two [homecoming queens] this year.”

So many girls dream of being voted onto the court, but few actually make it. It’s an experience they likely won’t forget, and an amazing way to kick off senior year.

“It’s honestly been such an honor,” Loudermilk said. “I’m just so honored to be on the court with the other girls, and I’m very thankful.”