Cedartown High School spent last week celebrating Bulldog pride and topped it all off by crowning a new homecoming queen on Friday night.
Senior Areli Cervantes took the top honors on Friday night ahead of first runner up Bren Lewis and second runner up Kiersten Pace.
The daughter of Olga and Froylan Cervantes, Areli is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Public Safety skills team in SkillsUSA.
She said her main goal in life is two-fold: work in forensics and in cosmetology.
“It interests me how one can solve a msytery with science and facts, and I would one day like to solve many cases and help families of loved ones find peace,” she said. “I always wanted to study cosmetology because I’ve always had a love for makeup, hair and nails. It amazes me how much confidence one can have with simple beauty.”
Cervantes ultimate goal is to graduate from Georgia State University, and with her degree in forensics “move to a large city like New York and be successful in my life.”
She said she wanted to work forensics by day, and cosmetology in the off hours.
“Later on in life, hopefully I’ll settle down and get married.”
In the meantime, she’ll be representing the homecoming court of 2015 as the queen. And what was her favorite moment of the week?
“For sure the homecoming pep rally!” she said.
Cervantes represents a court of 19 students from freshmen to senior level.
The court this year included Gabbie Ramos, Kaily Matthews and Callie McDonald from the senior class; juniors Victoria Frazier, Paygon McElwee, Skylar Rogers and Ava Tillmann.
Sophomores incldued Hannah Marchbanks, Yovanka Pineda, Katrina Harris and Chloe Lee. The Freshman court was made up of Ariana Escutia, Evie Blackmon, Emily Matthews, Kendall Lee and Kennedy Barnett.