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Homecoming Queen, Olivia Egloff

Kami Boutotte, Author

On the big day, senior and soon-to-be Homecoming Queen Olivia Egloff said she threw her hair up into a ponytail and walked onto the football field with both pride and humility alongside her fellow court nominees. After the shock of her name being announced at the game, Egloff said she immediately wanted the other nominees to know they were equally as deserving of the title.

Egloff said she wants everyone to know that she took the title as humbly as possible. To her, the fact that her volleyball teammates thought she deserved to be nominated was already a huge honor. Egloff said she hopes that no one looks at her differently as a result of winning the title, and that she doesn’t want to credit herself too much for it.

“Something that I thought about is how everyone has a vote,” Egloff said. “If you see someone in the hallway and you smile at them, they remember that.”

Egloff is involved in many activities in the school; she holds membership on the Superintendent’s Leadership Council, the varsity volleyball team, National Honor Society, National Charity League, and works at Bride and Bloom Wedding and Floral Events. To foster leadership qualities, Egloff joined Next Generation Leadership Organization, where she has the opportunity meet business leaders from our community.

“It’s not me who made me who I am,” Egloff said. “It’s my experiences.”

Egloff said she feels that it’s important for homecoming queens to be kind to those around her and to not fake her personality to secure the nomination.

“You have to be humble about it,” Egloff said. “The title is like a pat on the back.”

One thing Egloff said she wants her peers to know is that she took the title as humbly as she could. She said that “it’s really an honor” to have won homecoming queen and that “it’s such a nice thing” for her.

“I was honestly flattered from the beginning,” Egloff said. “I didn’t think I would be on the court in the first place,” Egloff said.

After the announcement, Egloff said a little girl approached her and asked to take a picture with her. Texts flooded in on Egloff’s mother’s phone with congratulations and Egloff herself received messages from her grandparents letting her know they were proud of her.

“It’s a validation that you’re doing something right,” Egloff said.