Annie Clifton was surprised Friday when her name was called as this years Augusta Christian Schools homecoming queen.
"It was a really close race, but I'm glad I could run with my two best friends, Chelsea Banks and Catherine Cave," Clifton said.
Clifton was escorted by her father Steve Clifton during the halftime show at the homecoming game against the Pinewood Prep Panthers.
She is involved in many activities, such as the youth group at West Acres Baptist Church, basketball, softball, Student Council and Beta Club.
"I'm really happy for her. She deserved to win," said runner-up Chelsea Banks, who was escorted by her father Tom Banks.
Banks attends Stevens Creek Community Church and is involved in basketball and enjoys car racing.
Last year's winner, Helen Cave, who was escorted by her grandfather Richard Brooks, said that it was an honor to crown one of her close friends.
Catherine Cave, the second runner-up, attends Westminster Presbyterian Church and also is involved in basketball, track, Beta Club, praise team and is a summer camp counselor.
Clifton, who also said she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the lake and loving the Lord, said she had a great time being involved with the court.
The other homecoming candidates were Tory Bailey, Tori Lewis, Danielle Mulherin, Hannah Moore, Lindsey Jernigan, Lynnsey Edmondson, Hannah Reimer, and Catherine Cave.
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