Ivey Mischel made room for a goodwill gesture last week on what already was a crammed itinerary.
The Greenbrier High School senior, who was crowned the school's homecoming queen on Friday, had organized a dinner earlier in the week for all the members of the court.
"It was a nice atmosphere," Mischel said. "It was a great court this year."
She had plenty of competition for the crown, but Mischel's extensive list of activities showed off her commitment to the school.
Mischel is co-president of Greenbrier's Student Government Association and co-president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is involved with Students Against Destructive Decisions and the school's prom committee, show choir, drama club, Athletic Leadership Council and Beta Club.
"I do as much as I can for the school," Mischel said.
In addition to her contributions to the school, Mischel also is a standout athlete. She qualified for the Class AAAAA state meet as a swimmer her junior year and competed in the state golf tournament after finishing as low medalist at the Region 2-AAAAA tournament. She said her college decision would be determined based on where she might have an opportunity to play golf.
Mischel's crowning ended what she said had been an eventful week.
The Thursday before homecoming, the court was introduced during a school assembly and students retreated to their classrooms to vote. After the vote was revealed, Mischel finally was able to relax.
"I was so nervous," she said. "(Thursday) was a huge day. And this whole week has just been hectic."
Mischel was joined on the court by swim teammate Jenna Pasma, who finished first runner-up. Pasma is a swim team captain as well as the band's majorette captain for a second year. Pasma also has been a member of the National Honors Society and Beta Club.
Senior Ashlyn Masters was the court's second runner-up. Masters is a standout softball player who has committed to play at Florida State University next year. Masters was a Class AAAAA first-team all state selection as a junior.
Other members of the court were Johnne' Collins, a member of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, the National Honors Society and Beta Club; Erika Nouri, who is active in the school's drama program and serves as vice president of the senior class student council; Rebecca Powell, who volunteers with Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Alzheimer's Association and likes to draw and paint; Natalie Richards, a standout volleyball player and member of various student organizations; Laquindra Thornton, a member of Greenbrier's band and track team; Brittany Weathers, a member of FCA and the Spanish Honors Society; and Sarah Wilder, who has an interest in environmental science and plans to attend Georgia Tech.
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