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The personalities behind the Homecoming King and Queen

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Homecoming King and Queen Lexi Christie and Justin Bowers pose for a photo.

Homecoming King and Queen Lexi Christie and Justin Bowers pose for a photo.

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Homecoming King and Queen Lexi Christie and Justin Bowers pose for a photo.

Lisa O’Grady, Staff

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Justin Bowers and Lexi Christie were chosen to represent Grafton as Homecoming King and Queen because of their respective social contributions to the school. The two come from different activities, band and athletics, but the students thought they each possessed the qualities to earn their titles.

While some people would say that homecoming court is a popularity contest, others would say Lexi’s kind disposition helped her win.

“It is really hard not to like Lexi Christie because she is a kind person,” sophomore Clare Mackrella said.

It came as a surprise to Christie when she won, but she recognized that it was most likely because of her participation in band.

“I had hoped to be nominated at least once for Homecoming court throughout high school but I did not expect to win” Christie said.

Though Lexi did not campaign to get votes, she received a considerable amount of help from her friends and her band director, Mr. Kirsch, to get the word out.

Fellow drum major Katie McCaffrey said she believes Christie won because of her character.

“She is a fantastic person, and she has always stood up for others in anyway possible,” McCaffrey said.

During a typical football game, when Christie is on the field as a drum major, Justin Bowers is in the stands cheering on the team.

Bowers did not expect to win and like Lexi, did not ask people to vote for him.

Senior Ansley Ashby said she believes athletics helped him win the title.

“He knows a lot of the school through athletics” Ashby said.

Bowers is also very  active throughout the student body.

“I think Justin won because he is the most involved senior boy and is likeable, friendly, and humorous,” senior Jade Williams said.

According to the majority of students, Christe’s and Bowers’s personality won them their crowns. As Homecoming King and Queen, they brought diverse groups of students together, uniting the school.

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