By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The final named called out during halftime of the Dyer County vs. Millington football game Thursday night was Ann Howard.
The senior student/athlete was crowned the 2020 Millington Central High School Homecoming Queen by Millington Municipal School District Superintendent Bo Griffin.
“It feels great,” she said. “I am kind of surprised. There are a bunch of beautiful girls out there and I love them all. They deserve the crown too. And they’re all smart and very athletic. Some of them have the best grades and they’re the sweetest people I know. It’s really shocking but it’s heartfelt I was voted Homecoming Queen.”
Howard was escorted by her father Billy and became the official queen of the court featuring Allyson Marona, Alexis Jordan, Naomi Bosworth, Angelica Alaniz, Vanessa Turner, Bella Lambert, Abbie Gallo, Kalia Duckworth, Lauren Mayze and Kaira Lopez.
Howard currently has a 4.1 weighted grade point average and is a key member of the Lady Trojan Softball team. She also stars on a traveling softball squad.
Howard plans to pursue softball and pharmaceutical career in college. She is a member of the National Honor Society, MCHS Yearbook and FCCLA. She is named after her grandmother and is the great-granddaughter of Millington pioneer the late W.S. Babe Howard.
“I’m really glad I could and I am hoping to do more than just Homecoming Queen,” she concluded. “I want really good grades, top 20, possibly Hall of Fame. I’m just trying to leave a good enough legacy to help others and encourage them to do good in school. I’m glad to carry the family name proudly.”