The Duncan Banner

May 1, 2014

Mouser crowned spring homecoming queen

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Just three days before prom, the spring homecoming court at Duncan High School was revealed and senior Aubrey Mouser was crowned queen on Wednesday.

Mouser was one of five seniors selected to the court to be in the running for queen. The recognition was announced during a pep rally Wednesday afternoon. Admittedly, Mouser was nervous about joining the court, afraid she was going to trip in front of the student population. She kept to her feet, steadied by her escort Sam Allen.

“I’m so honored,” Mouser said about the recognition. “It’s such an awesome experience.”

Each of the senior girls chosen for the spring homecoming court were selected to represent a different spring sport. Mouser represented tennis.

Mouser and Allen have known each other since middle school, connecting over their love for tennis.

Both are among the six seniors (including Jesse Hare, Connor Kelly, Sam Moffatt and Patrick Sullivan) nominated for this year’s Crossman Award, the school’s top honor. The Crossman winner will be announced at the end of the school’s awards assembly at 12:15 p.m. May 15. Mouser is the only female student nominated.

In addition to Mouser winning spring homecoming queen, which takes the place of prom queen, the queen candidates included Chelsea Harwell escorted by Christian Dructor, Brianna Holland escorted by Mike Taylor, Kaylee Jennings escorted by John Campbell, and Autumn Parker escorted by Justin McCall.

After being crowned, Mouser was greeted by friends and supporters that included her sister Shelby Mouser and last year’s spring homecoming queen Brittany Toone. Toone was nominated for the Crossman Award in 2013.

Allen said he was happy Mouser was crowned queen and that he was able to be part of the festivities.

“She asked me out of the blue like a month ago,” Allen said..