Mon. Aug 15th, 2022
After overcoming the initial shock of winning, Quaynese Turner and Brandon Baker found themselves surrounded by cheering classmates at their senior prom.

On the eve of Friday, April 27, Leesville’s 2012 prom court nominees waited to make their debut to fellow prom-goers. At the height of the excitement, seniors Tyler Glass, Brandon Baker, Bri Marino and Quaynese Turner were introduced and welcomed to the center of the dance floor.

These fine candidates were elected by their peers during prom ticket sales, and final votes took place during Pride Period the Wednesday before prom.

As the DJ for the night prepared to announce the king and queen, Emmanuel Shiferaw and Megan Pendergraft, seniors, were chosen from the crowd to crown the winners, who were Brandon Baker and Quaynese Turner.

“It felt great to know that my class appreciates me and feels that I am worthy enough to represent them as the class of 2012 prom king, I was extremely honored,” said Baker.

Turner felt the same way about both her nomination and win. “I really didn’t expect to be nominated, but I definitely wanted to be [nominated],” she said. “And I was just extremely excited when I won, and my friends were happy for me!”

Congratulations to both Turner and Baker on their new titles as Leesville’s 2012 Prom King and Queen!

By Virginia Reed, Online Editor

Virginia Reed is a superb writer and an even better friend. She enjoys unhealthy foods and writing sarcastic articles. Virginia is the Online Editor for the 2011-12 school year and was a Managing Editor for the 2010-11 year but has not forgotten her humble beginnings as a staff writer when she was a wee sophomore. Her goals for the future are to get an A in newspaper and to apply to college in a timely fashion.

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