Alyssa Mullikin was shocked when her name was called as Evans High School's 2010 homecoming queen Friday.
"I wasn't expecting it," the 17-year-old senior said after posing for a few quick photos with her sisters.
Mullikin was caught up in the excitement of camera flashes and hugs from family and friends after halftime. But the reality that she had won hadn't sunk in yet.
Mullikin, escorted by her father, Larry, is active at Evans High as a vice president of the senior class, editor-in-chief of the Right Knight, president of Interact and a member of the Math Honor Society. She's also on the varsity cross-country, basketball and track teams.
"She definitely deserves it," second runner-up Kendall Eason, 17, said.
First runner-up Mackenzie Bourne, 17, said it was an honor to be on the homecoming court and she's glad Mullikin got the tiara.
"She's most liked by everyone," Bourne said. "She's beautiful."
Bourne also said Mullikin was recently named "Best All Around" by her peers in the senior superlatives.
"It was so much fun," Mullikin said of the week of homecoming events.
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