The crowning of the non-stereotypical queen
October 26, 2012
Filed under Opinion
By Haley Peterson | Editor in Chief
October 26, 2012
Everybody knows who the stereotypical homecoming king and queen are: the king is a starter on the football team and the queen is the cheerleader captain who just happens to be the prettiest girl in the school.
But this year, Dos Pueblos proved this stereotype wrong. And as a proud Charger, I have regained faith in our school.
With the crowning of Casey Dwire–the witty, outgoing, and personable princess who defines the true definition of a Charger–the student body has shown that even though the homecoming court is a tradition, the stereotype of the queen has been shattered.
Not only is Casey a well-known broadcaster on DP News, but she is also ASB President and is involved in more than a handful of clubs on campus. And moreover, she is a genuine person who is beautiful both inside and out.
This year, there was not a clear consensus among students who would win because the results have been so mixed over the last couple of years.
Three years ago when the current seniors were freshmen, Malia Wimmel was crowned queen and was a well-known cheerleader who proved to be very likable among the students.
Two years ago Maria Lopez, who was a student trainer to the athletes, received the honor of wearing the tiara.
And in 2011 Camille Miller, a violin protigy and hyper-involved student, was handed the bouquet of roses.
There clearly has been no definitive lineage of who would be crowned Homecoming Queen, so for Casey to be crowned is not necessarily a shock, but rather an affirmation of students celebrating more than the typical high school homecoming scenario of the prettiest, most popular girl in school taking the crown.
While all of the girls nominated truly did deserve to be on the court, Casey perfectly exemplifies the spirit of a Charger.