ROCKMART HOME­COM­ING:

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2016 Home­com­ing Queen Dal­las O’Con­nor joins this year’s Rockmart High School queen Me­gan Sims at mid­field with RHS Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Barry Wil­liams at half­time last Fri­day night.

The fes­tiv­i­ties are over, and a 2017 Home­com­ing Queen has been crowned at Rockmart High School.

Rockmart High se­nior Me­gan Sims was crowned this year’s queen af­ter be­ing es­corted onto the field by her par­ents.

Sims, a mem­ber of the var­sity cheer squad, kept up her du­ties dur­ing Rockmart’s game against Dade County on the side­lines in her home­com­ing at­tire be­fore half­time fes­tiv­i­ties for the evening were over.

“I hon­esty have no words for this I’m just speech­less at this mo­ment.” Sims said as she wiped away tears fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony at half­time. “Af­ter we found out the re­sults, my brother faced timed me from col­lege be­cause he couldn’t make it and I got so emo­tional.”

Sims takes over as Home­com­ing Queen in 2017 from the 2016 queen, Dal­las O’Con­nor, who was on hand to crown Sims dur­ing half­time.

Rockmart’s home­com­ing this year marked the first home game for the foot­ball team as well af­ter spend­ing four games in a row on the road, in­clud­ing two weeks in a row at Cedar­town High School. Stu­dents cel­e­brated all last week with theme days, and the an­nual pa­rade down Mar­ble Street in down­town Rockmart.

This year’s court in­cluded se­niors Cas­sidy Alea Duke, Al­li­son Lind­sey Dunn, Ros­alee Kathryne Haney, RaeAnna Jewel Hulsey, Me­gan Michelle Sims and Con­ner Lind­say Tant. The ju­nior court in­cludes Jen­nifer Ann Craw­ford and Mol­lie Re­becca Lit­tle, sopho­mores Kin­sey Grace Jones and Mary Eliz­a­beth Lal­trello, and fresh­men Aubrey Ashea Hug­gins and Gra­cie Tayler Tant.

This year’s boys on the court were se­niors Ni­cholas Lo­gan Gable, Mi- chael Den­nis Gay, Ethan Gre­gory Gober, Kolton Tucker Holder and Steven Ri­ley Miller. Un­der­class­men rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­clude Ju­niors, Zo­ryan La­mar Hen­dricks and Jesse Ray Taff, sopho­mores Christo­pher James Cul­ver and Tyler Chase Row­land and fresh­men Me­hiji Man­drall Floyd and Stock­ton Richard Nor­rod.

SJ Correspondent Tyler Wil­liams con­tributed to this re­port.

Tyler Wil­liams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

The 2017 Rockmart High School Home­com­ing Court.

Tyler Wil­liams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

Me­gan Sims poses with her par­ents at mid­field last Fri­day night af­ter her crown­ing as this year’s home­com­ing queen.

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