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Franklin crowned Warren County Homecoming Queen, Johnson receives King crown

There were no hard feelings between the representatives for Warren County High School homecoming queen at the end of the ceremony last Friday night.

"I feel really happy because my friend won," said Franchon Watley, who was second runner up.

The three senior girls are close friends, and said they had been campaigning together all week. In fact, campaigning with her friends was the highlight of all the homecoming activities for Jaquita Lane, who was first runner-up.

"After the game, we are going to Augusta to go out to eat together," she said.

La'Porsha Franklin was crowned homecoming queen. Homecoming King was Reginald Johnson, with Marquez Williams as first runner-up and Tommy Seals as second runner-up.

The daughter of Janice Franklin, La'Porsha is a member of Future Farmers of America, Education Talent Search Program and is the secretary of the senior class. La'Porsha plans to attend the University of Georgia and major in human resource management. Her favorite subjects are English and literature, and she enjoys writing poetry and baby-sitting.

"She is a positive role model to all of us. She is dedicated to her studies and she's an honor student," said Eddesia Bray, a classmate. "La'Porsha is the best to hang around because she's always in a good mood and she keeps a smile on her face."

La'Porsha said she earned her votes by giving a lot of kisses, the Hershey kind, with a card attached that said, "vote for a kiss." Homecoming coordinator Tashera Partlow said the classes participated in a contest during the week in which they decorated their classroom doors.

The Miss Warren County High School coronation was held Thursday night at the high school when Sharane Johnson was crowned Miss WCHS and Anquennette Beaujesour was first runner-up.

Last year's queen, Somone Hordens, said she "felt very comfortable" being queen, and she is busy this year preparing to go into the Navy.

"It was neat, because a lot of students looked up to me," she said. "I always tried to be a good leader."

Other members of the 2007-08 Warren County royal court include Crystal Gillom as Miss Junior and Kentrell Latimore as Mr. Junior, Candice Warthen as Miss Sophomore and Montavious Erwin as Mr. Sophomore and Chynna Lee as Miss Freshman and Frank Ivey as Mr. Freshman.

Web posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007

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