Grace Misera is crowned 2016 Homecoming queen

Crowning punctuates a night of fun and excitement


Ali Wagner

The 2016 Homecoming court poses with Myers second grader Madison Shura.

Sidney Patterson, Staff Writer

Last Friday Bellwood-Antis celebrated Homecoming 2016, and it was nothing short of a fantastic evening.

“Homecoming 2016 was a beautiful evening for all events including the parade, the game, and the Homecoming Court presentation,” said Mrs. Carol Bartlett, whose Leo Club was responsible for organizing and running the event.

Grace Misera was crowned 2016 queen at halftime of B-A’s game against Moshannon Valley.

“It’s special because when they said my name my friends yelled and my family was screaming,” said Grace. “It was great.”

The night kicked off with the annual Homecoming parade, where the band, cheerleaders, youth football teams and cheerleading squads, and homecoming court took a ride through downtown Bellwood for the community to see.

Everybody has an equal chance, but it was a surprise.

— Grace Misera

After the parade concluded the football game commenced, with the B-A chorus singing the National Anthem before kick-off.

When the Blue Devils left the field, the Homecoming court arrived. The girls were each announced individually along with their escorts, then the attention was drawn to the fifty-yard line for the moment everyone had all been waiting for.

Saige McElwain was honored as the runner-up before Grace was crowned our 2016 Bellwood-Antis Homecoming Queen. The delicate tiara is always an unexpected honor. To say the least, Grace was surprised.

“Everybody has an equal chance, but it was a surprise, and a delight,” Grace said.

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Many would have thought that the festivities would have ended here, but this year, the Homecoming committee added a very special crowning for a very special girl. Madison Shura, a second grader at Myers who is battling brain cancer, along with her little sister Libby, were crowned the Homecoming Princesses of 2016.

There was not a dry eye in the stadium.