Meet homecoming queen candidate Leia Tarbox

Meet homecoming queen candidate Leia Tarbox

Atreyo Ghosh

Senior Leia Tarbox. Photo by Asa Lory
What was your reaction after hearing you were one of the nominees?
I was really excited and honored that my classmates voted [for] me.
Did you want to be homecoming queen and how did you get people to vote for you?
Being nominated is a big honor and it was very fun. Did I want to be? I mean yeah, who doesn’t want to be on court. And get people to vote for me, I didn’t, like, campaign or anything, it was just surprising.
What do you think of this year’s theme for homecoming?
Well I’m on student council, so I’m in support of it. I like the fact that we’re doing more volunteer work and benefiting the community rather than just making it all like a popularity contest.
How do you plan on involving the student body with the homecoming activities?
This year we’re having a lot of volunteer work during the school day and after school that I think should help the student body get involved more.
What school activities do you participate in?
I’m a captain of the Rock Bridge Bruin Girls, a leader of Rock Bridge FCA and then a representative for student council … Young Republicans. I can’t think of anything else right now.
Which homecoming activity do you look forward to the most?
The dance-off’s always really fun, so maybe that.
And which do you dread the most?
Probably the dance-off also, [at] the same time. I don’t have good dance moves, but it’s so fun.
By Atreyo Ghosh
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