When Susanne Rogers, 17, was nominated as one of Lakeside High School's homecoming candidates, she said she didn't expect to win.
Newly crowned Lakeside High School homecoming queen Susanne Rogers (center) stands with first runner-up Nicole Bell (right) and second runner-up Amanda Rowland. Rogers is a member of a swim team, plays varsity soccer and is active at her school.
Photo by Quandra Collins
"I didn't think much about it," Rogers said.
But on Friday night, Rogers, who was escorted by her father, Robert Rogers Jr., was named her school's 2004-05 homecoming queen.
Recently, Rogers also was named Miss Lakeside High School. With a long rsum of accomplishments, she said, she felt honored to win the title.
"I'm very thankful," she said, adding that to be homecoming queen a candidate must be original.
"You have to be you," said Rogers, who is a member of the Jones Creek swim team, varsity soccer team, Lakeside Support Coalition and a student council representative.
First runner-up Nicole Bell, 17, said she was happy to be selected on the court.
"(The experience) was exciting and an honor," said Bell, who was escorted by her father, Joseph Bell, and has participated in the Lakeside Marching Band for four years. "I was very nervous because I'm not the kind of person that can get in front of a crowd. (But overall) it was a good experience."
Second runner-up Aman-da Rowland, 17, agreed.
"It was an honor, and I'm really excited," said Rowland, who was escorted by her father, Steven Rowland, and is a member of the National Honor Society. "This was a fun (night)."
The other homecoming candidates were: Coleman Carter, escorted by her father, Jack Carter; Kaylie Damen, escorted by her father, Robert Damen; Melissa Eustice, escorted by her father, Gil Eustice; Melissa Evans, escorted by her father, Chris Evans; Jessica Fulmer, escorted by her father, Paul Ikner; Taylor Jones, escorted by her father, Dr. Steven Jones; and Destiny Tyra, escorted by her father, Larry Tyra.
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