Roach named Homecoming Queen at Holy Trinity
By Jeff Navin
Allison Roach had a night to remember at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy as she was crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Tigers' football game against Seven Rivers Christian of Lecanto.
Roach, who was crowned by 2016 Homecoming Queen Talia Douglas, plays softball for the Tigers and has attended the school for six years. She hopes to attend the University of Florida next year with the goal of becoming a dentist in the future.
Friday's ceremony highlighted a Homecoming where Holy Trinity celebrated its 60th year of existence. The theme of the diamond anniversary is: "Celebrating 60 years: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.'' The festivities began at 5 p.m., two hours before the start of the football game where Holy Trinity fell to Seven Rivers Christian 49-7. A street festival was held in front of Holy Trinity's Scott Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.
Douglas is attending Radford University on a softball scholarship. She is majoring in sports medicine and hopes to earn a doctorate in physical therapy.
The other candidates for Homecoming Queen were Victoria Araj, Anne Kelly, Adriana Melendez and Julie Spicer.
Araj hopes to attend Samford University with her sister Alycia next year. Her goal is to study medicine.
Kelly, a lacrosse player who is in her second year at Holy Trinity, also wants to study medicine in college.
Melendez, who has studied at Holy Trinity since kindergarten, competes in track and field for the Tigers. She would like to attend the University of Florida and study physical therapy. Spicer, who loves participating in drama, wants to study the business management of arts and entertainment in the future.
Kelly Ford of Melbourne loaned the school vintage automobiles for Homecoming.
Ryan Bain-Darby was named the Freshman Class Sweetheart, Alice Nordin was the Sophomore Class Dutchess and Lara Boos was named the Junior Class Princess.
The 2017 Mr. Tiger was Charlie George.