Greenbrier High School's senior class president was shocked as her name was called as the school's 2010 Homecoming Queen on Friday.
"I'm speechless," said April Freeman, 17. "It is just such an honor. I just can't believe this. It means a lot. It really does."
Freeman, a varsity cheerleader, was one of 10 seniors named to the school's 2010 Homecoming Court. She was escorted by her father, Lt. Col. David Freeman.
First runner-up was Amarachi Erondu, 17, escorted by her father Kenneth Erondu. Shelby Berns, 17, escorted by her father, Thomas Berns, was named second runner-up.
"It is something I'll never forget," Erondu said of the homecoming experience.
Berns agreed that the week of homecoming events has been memorable. Freeman, she said, is very nice and deserved the honor.
"She just makes people feel good about themselves," Berns said.
Freeman is active as senior class president and the 2009-10 most spirited varsity cheerleader. She's active in several school organizations, including FCCLA, Bike Club, Buddy Club, drama, Special Olympics, Math Club, Venture Club and the Prom Committee. She also was involved in the Back to the '80s school musical, for which she earned a choreography award.
Freeman agreed with the other girls on homecoming court that the experience was not something she'll soon forget.
"(It was) so much fun," she said. "It was amazing. I had a great time with all the girls."
Freeman plans to study for a degree in elementary education and physical fitness. She intends to attend Florida State University, where she also hopes to become a cheerleader.
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