King and queen surprise

With homecoming week over, the school has been slowly quieting down after all of the excitement from the weekend. Chris Murray was voted for this year’s king, followed by Mya Demello for queen. As a surprise for everyone, both were surprised that they were not only voted king and queen, but that they were even nominated to the court.

“I was very surprised because I didn’t think anyone wanted me [on court],” Murray said. “I thought that there were about five more people that should have been on there.”

Although being voted king was a completely different story from Murray’s point of view.

“I was very confused because I definitely thought that Thomas Trombly should have gotten it, but he didn’t,” Murray said.

Throughout the experience, Murray had his closest friends Austin Wager and Adam Harig who were a big inspiration for him, along with art and vidpro teacher Nathan Jacques. Homecoming can boost someone’s spirits and that was just the case for Murray.

“[Being king] meant a lot! I thought that I was just another student here and now I guess not,” Murray said.

Along with a king always comes a queen, and Mya Demello is ready to step in place. Demello wasn’t quite sure what to think about being nominated for court.

“At first I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ because I was really stressed out and was like, ‘I don’t know what i’m gonna do,'” Demello said. “But in the end it wasn’t all that stressful and turned out being a really fun experience.”

Although being voted queen was a completely different story in Demello’s case.

“Oh that was definitely a deer in the head lights moment,” Demello said. “My eyes got so big, my mouth dropped. I was definitely not expecting it.”

Throughout the experience, Demello explained that her mom inspired her a lot and gave her the best advice to just be herself.

“My mom was like so happy about it but reminded me that at the end of the day no matter what, it’s just the fact that I was on court” Demello says.

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I am currently in my third year of being on staff for il360. I cover all sorts of things from sports to features. I am also the new social media editor, and the editor-in-chief.

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