By Bryan Guan and Kevin Kim
Shayna Goldstein, the Homecoming Queen, joyfully claimed the throne on October 15th. Out of a pool of La Cañada’s most talented and gifted senior girls, she was crowned queen during the Homecoming “Blackout” football game against South Pasadena this past Friday.
During STEP classes in the weeks before the game, students from all grade levels cast their ballots. Nineteen girls were originally nominated before they participated in an interview process conducted by ASB and school club representatives. Five girls were eventually selected: Stephanie Musso, Lauren Trujillo, Carlin Hardy, Audrey Hsu, and Shayna Goldstein.
“I honestly never expected to be a princess; I didn't even expect to get nominated. It was a really nice surprise, and I'm really grateful to have had the experience,” said Carlin Hardy. “It was so much fun with all the princesses; riding in the parade and going out at halftime was really fun to do with them-especially since I was friends with them all previously.”
“I didn't know exactly how to react to all the people talking to me about it, telling me they'd vote for me, or when they congratulate me or what not,” fellow nominee Audrey Hsu said.
At the end of the first half on Friday night, each of the girls’ names were announced as they walked down the “red carpet” with their fathers by their side. As each princess strutted down the carpet, their accomplishments and achievements were read by the announcer. As Shayna’s name was proclaimed, fireworks lit up the sky while band played congratulatory music.
“Half time was fun even though we didn't really know what we were doing until the few moments before we walked onto the field. And although we missed the fireworks because everyone be taking pictures of us with the lights in the background, I enjoyed the sound of the explosions,” commented Audrey.
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