Homecoming Night October is normally a very chilly time, but tonight was different it was actually quite pleasant with a great, cool, calm breeze. You could hear the crickets chirping in the meadow across from the football field. Everybody was out enjoying the beautiful weather for fall. It was a great night for a football game. As I stood on the fifty-yard line I remember thinking, Please God, dont let me trip while Im walking up. After saying my little prayer, I looked up and saw so many faces, some that I knew and other that I have never seen before.
Oh mom, please stop taking so many pictures, I cant see any more. Even though, deep down inside I was loving every moment of fame my mother was giving me. The band was playing Hero; the drums were a little off, but it was still good. The bright, white stadium lights were shimmering like stars.
The stands were packed with people that were here to see the Ridge Lions vs. our rivals Bedford Bisons, but not only that, it was our senior year, our last homecoming football game and the last one of the century. I can remember the announcer saying my best friends, name, Brandi Claycomb, escorted by her father Joe Claycomb. Brandi is involved in many of our activities at Ridge, such as… Oh my God, Im next, I thought as my uncle squeezed my shoulder, he calmly looked at me and said, Dont worry! The announcer finally said, Rebekah Ritchey escorted by her uncle Glenn Bowser. Becky is involved in many of activities at ridge, such as…
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Well, I made it down the line, now I have to wait of one more girl to be announced Kim Server… Finally the last of five candidates have been called. You could see the look of proudness on my family’s face as I stood there with my Uncle Glenn. When the announcer announced last years queen, everybody knew that it was time for a new queen to be crowned. I looked at my uncle and said, Natalie Boyer. Just as I said that the announcer called my name, Rebekah Ritchey.
My friends were screaming so loud. It could be heard ten miles away. My squad cheered. My friend Amy dropped her clarinet and started yelling, and my mom and sister were crying and taking pictures. I couldnt believe they called my name, a lot of people were shocked, but other people were just, Wow, Rebekah, I remember her when she was so young. Cameras flashing, yells of joy, videos taping, and people talking, these were all happening at once.
I was so excited that I was crying. When Sarah Pittman crowned me the squad did a line of mounts, and they were the best ones that they have ever done. After, what seemed like a brief minute, the pre game was done and out came our team! The crowd was on their feet, dancing to the band, and clapping their hands. Game time! I quickly ran to my mom, hugged her and left to change, of course after a million more pictures. I made it down with three minutes left in the first quarter, and we were actually winning six to zero. Needless to say, after the game, the final score was thirty-six to six.
We may have lost, but I had a great time.