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Leeanne Newberry named Harlem High School Homecoming Queen

Posted: November 2, 2011 - 12:02am  |  Updated: November 2, 2011 - 12:57am
Leeanne Newberry, center, 17, of Harlem, was crowned Harlem High School's 2011 Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. Katlyn Tankersley (left), 17, of Appling, was second runner-up, and first runner-up was Emily Woods, 18, of Harlem. The girls said homecoming was a great experience.  Valerie Rowell/Staff
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Leeanne Newberry, center, 17, of Harlem, was crowned Harlem High School's 2011 Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. Katlyn Tankersley (left), 17, of Appling, was second runner-up, and first runner-up was Emily Woods, 18, of Harlem. The girls said homecoming was a great experience.

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The rain at Friday night’s football game didn’t dampen Leeanne Newberry’s excitement.

Amid chilly temperatures and misting rain, Newberry was crowned Harlem High School’s 2011 Homecoming Queen.

“It’ll make more memories,” Newberry, 17, said of the weather.

Newberry, of Harlem, is the senior class secretary, a soccer player and a member of the school’s marching band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Y Club, Beta Club and National Honor Society.

“I wasn’t expecting it,” she said.

“I wasn’t expecting to get on the court, either.”

After graduation, Newberry plans to pursue a nursing degree.

The first runner-up was Emily Woods, 18, of Harlem.

“(Newberry) deserves it more than anyone,” second runner-up Katlyn Tankersley said.

The girls had lots of fun during the entire week of Homecoming festivities.

“It was exciting,” Woods said.

Tankerlsey agreed: “It was a great experience.”

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