Amy Pace was shocked. She never expected to hear her name.
"I couldn't talk. I still can't," the Greenbrier High School senior said after being named the school's 2006 homecoming queen during the halftime of Friday's football game. "I didn't expect it at all."
Amy, 17, is a member of the school's Drama Club and played the character of Peter Pan at the school Dessert Theatre. She is unsure of her future plans. On Friday, she posed teary-eyed among her homecoming court members for photos after the announcement.
First runner-up Susanna Jenkins, 17, escorted by her father, Danny Jenkins, said it was stressful standing on the field before the queen's name was called. The second runner-up was Amber Shaw, 17, who walked across the football field with her father, Ernest Shaw.
"We're so proud of her," Susanna and Amber said in unison after taking some group photos with Amy.
"It was a really good court," Amber said.
There was one person who was not surprised to see last year's homecoming queen Kara Knight pass along the tiara to Amy.
"I didn't know it at the time," her father and escort, Joseph Pace, said smiling proudly after the announcement. "but I wasn't shocked."
Other members of the homecoming court were: Anna Polatty, escorted by her father, Mills Polatty; Jenna Tankersley, escorted by her father, Randy Tankersley; Madison Vaughn, escorted by her father, Thomas Vaughn; Demeka Fields, escorted by her father, Demetris Fields; Kasey Hardin, escorted by her father, Chuck Hardin; Brooke Jackson, escorted by her father, Billy Jackson; and Ansley Lawhead, escorted by her father, Gary Lawhead.
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