Tipton crowned homecoming queen


IMAGE / Mr. David Fairman

Senior Stacia Tipton wears her homecoming queen crown at halftime of the homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 11.

Being elected class president and claiming a powder puff championship, senior Stacia Tipton thought her senior year couldn’t get any better.

Then Tipton won the title of homecoming queen.

Tipton is still in awe of her achievement.

“It is unbelievable,” Tipton said. “I remember when I was younger I would watch the the other girls in their cars in the parade and I wished I could be like them.”

Alongside powder puff king and fellow senior John Brown, Tipton is honored to represent her peers.

“I feel that queen and king should be people that represent the Kearsley community,” Tipton said. “It shouldn’t be a popularity contest.”

Tipton feels everything came together for her final Homecoming.

“So far I worked really hard to make everyone’s senior year great and winning queen makes it feel great,” Tipton said.

Senior JaKeira Wash feels Tipton was the best choice for homecoming queen.

“I cried with her,” Wash said. “She deserved every second of it. It was a great moment to be able to share with her for our last year.”

Wash acknowledged Tipton’s diligence as class president.

“Last year Stacia decided to run for class president and she won,” Wash said. “When she won she didn’t treat it like a joke; she’s been committed since the beginning.

Tipton’s work ethic shows in the way she pushed to improve school spirit this year alongside her fellow class representatives.

“She has done lots of things such as new and improved spirit week activities, student section themes, transportation for away football games, as well as supporting the football players as much as she can,” Wash said.