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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

October 10, 2012

The making of a queen
Crowns – the glittery kind you wear on your head – aren’t a normal part of typical American attire, except for one Friday night each autumn on high school football fields across the country. Homecoming. It’s a tradition that often involves a king and a queen, but most definitely a queen.

Homecoming wouldn’t be homecoming without her.

Many of us possess high school memories of the anticipation and excitement associated with homecoming. Some are fond memories – of wearing an elegant dress and a crown. Others remember watching others wear crowns.

In high school I was a girl surrounded by other girls wearing crowns.

One of my very best friends was homecoming queen. I was thrilled for her. Truly. You know the cliché about being as beautiful on the inside as the outside? She was.

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