There's one moment that Greenbrier High School senior Reyna Walker won't forget as she was named homecoming queen Friday in front of a packed stadium.
"Walking with my dad," the 17-year-old said after being crowned. "It was just really fun walking with him."
Walker's father, Benjamin Walker, escorted his daughter as she stood on the school's football field in a long, white dress.
Walker said she was shocked to win and that it felt "really awesome" that her fellow students bestowed the honor of homecoming queen upon her.
She received her sparkly tiara during halftime at the Greenbrier football game against Effingham County High School. The score was tied at 14 by the half, but Greenbrier ended the game with a win.
As the second half started, Walker posed for several pictures with other members of Greenbrier's 2011 homecoming court.
"I just love hanging out with all these girls," she said.
Accompanying Walker on the court were first runner-up Darcy Dirksen and second runner-up Dynisha Clemons.
"I love her," Clemons said of Walker. "She deserves it to the fullest."
Other seniors on the court were Kayla Berns, Bradleigh Carpenter, Kaley Holley, Kortney Knight, Kelsey Lee, Kaili Lowery, Carly Ray, Cassandra Robinson and Kristin Tannehill.
Walker, a Greenbrier cheerleader, also was part of the track and field team at the school, where she holds the record in pole vaulting.
At Greenbrier, Walker is currently senior executive student government council treasurer.
Her other school activities include acting as an officer for the Health Occupation Students of America, serving on the leadership team for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and being on Med pack.
Walker plans to pursue a career in the medical field and join the military. She would like to attend The University of Georgia, Mercer University or Auburn University.