A queen is crowned

Isabelle Phillips--Social Media Editor

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Josie Gradick

Coronation Queen Avery Beeler sits on the stage while duchess' bow.

Coronation is a long-standing tradition at Lindale High School where students are honored for representing their class and clubs and organizations. In this process, each class will vote for their queen nominee to represent their grade. Yet, what does it really mean to be a queen nominee?

“When I first heard I was nominated for Coronation queen, I was really surprised but also really honored that people thought of me to nominate,” senior Mya Santschi said.

While Coronation is a night full of makeup, dresses, dances and new friends,  its main purpose is to represent a group or club. For Guiyermina Rodriguez, it was more than her senior class, it was her heritage.

“It’s going to be a fun experience, [to be able to do] it with all the people I’ve grown up with,” senior Rodriguez said. “You know not a lot of Hispanics have that part in our school so it felt good to represent that in a way.”

The queen nominees are representing the senior class of Lindale High School, and the pressure is on.

“In preparation for Coronation, there was a lot that went into it,” Santschi said. “Like buying my dress which was around $500, buying shoes which was $40, buying makeup which was also like $60 and my hair appointments and nail appointments added up was probably about $60 again, so there was a lot of preparation to it.”

All four  nominees stood on stage dressed up and anxiously awaiting the final decision. After much anticipation, Mistress of Ceremonies Elizabeth Tagg announced Avery Beeler as the Coronation queen.

It’s going to be a fun experience, [to be able to do] it with all the people I’ve grown up with. You know not a lot of Hispanics have that part in our school so it felt good to represent that in a way.”

— Guiyermina Rodriguez

“When I was nominated for Coronation queen it was such a privilege to be chosen by my peers and get to experience it with all [of] my good friends on stage,” Queen Avery Beeler said.