Homecoming Queen and King crowned

Homecoming King and Queen Da'Quan Milburn and Mayumy Rivera (Photo: Patterson H.S. Yearbook staff)

Patterson crowned its 2011 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime at the Homecoming game on Friday, November 14.  As their names were announced over the loud-speaker, the candidates for king and queen, in pairs, walked across the track surrounding the football field like it was a Parisian runway. The winners had been elected by the student body earlier that week, organized by the Student Government Association, but their identities were a secret known only by the vote-counters and the announcer.

In front of a cheering crowd of fans, senior Da’Quan Milburn was crowned Homecoming King and given a ceremonial crown, scepter and sash to wear. Milburn describes himself as “intelligent” and “handsome”, and claims to be the best teenage barber in Baltimore. He plans to enroll at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore next year, where he will major in pre-law. Milburn credits his parents and the rest of his family for his success.

Next, senior Mayumy Rivera was crowned Homecoming Queen and likewise received a crown, sash and other symbols of royalty. Upon hearing her name announced as the winner, she hugged some of the other candidates in excitement. Rivera was born in the Central American nation of El Salvador whose family moved to Baltimore in the hopes of creating a better life for themselves. She is currently on the girls soccer team and plans to become an engineer and a businesswomen.

The crowd applauded the new Queen and King and the rest of the Homecoming Court. The new Patterson royalty would also make an appearance the following night at the Homecoming Dance.

The other candidates for Homecoming Queen were Breyana Jordan, Hawa Sall, Shandria Robertson and Chantrice Scott, while Anthony Dandridge, Derrel Turpin and Jesus Perez had competed for the title of Homecoming King.

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