Augusta Preparatory Day School has had homecoming queens before, but Shelby Hamilton was the first to be crowned beneath the lights of a Friday night football game.
Hamilton, on the arm of her father Hugh Hamilton, was named this year’s homecoming queen during a halftime ceremony at Augusta Prep’s game Friday night.
Still reeling, Hamilton said being named queen came as quite a shock.
“It’s really kind of nerve-wracking,” she said. “I really had no idea this would happen.”
Hamilton, a senior at Augusta Prep, is a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the school’s volleyball team and a member of the school’s basketball, soccer and swim teams. She’s also a member of the Trinity on the Hill Youth Choir and serves in the University Hospital Junior Volunteer Program. She was president of her freshman class and vice president of her junior class.
Hamilton said that she would like to attend the University of Georgia in the fall, but knows there’s a lot of school left between now and then.
“There’s still a lot of good stuff to come,” she said. “And senior year is hard. There’s a lot of hard work left to do.”
Other members of the homecoming court were Joy Armstrong and Megan Fetcher.