Meet homecoming queen candidate Taylour Wilson

Meet homecoming queen candidate Taylour Wilson

Raj Satpathy

Senior Taylour Wilson. Photo by Asa Lory

What was your reaction after hearing you were one of the nominees?
I was really honored to be included in such a great group of girls. I was kind of surprised, to be honest. I know everyone probably says that, but I wasn’t expecting it.
Did you want to be homecoming queen and how did you get people to vote for you?
I didn’t really try to get people to vote for me, I didn’t campaign or anything. But I think that it would just be an honor to represent Rock Bridge like that and to be part of a great group of girls – a lot of whom I’m really good friends with.
What do you think of this year’s theme for homecoming?
I really think that this year’s theme is really different from anything we’ve done in the past. I’m on the Student Council, so I know a lot about it, and I think it’s going to be helpful for the community since throughout the whole week we’re going to be doing a lot of community service; we’re going to be volunteering at the food bank, making cards for veterans, and helping out in different classrooms in Rock Bridge Elementary. It’s really going to be helpful for the community and great to be able to give back.
How do you plan on involving the student body with the homecoming activities?
Another thing that they’re going to do different this year is that during the lunch activities, instead of just making it just about the candidates and their escorts, they’re going to try and get people involved with these volunteering activities. I know that, for sure, some people are going to walk past and just think that it’s stupid or not really be interested in it, which I get, but it’ll be something that everyone can get involved in. I’m not really sure what kind of activities will happen, but I’m sure that it’ll be fun for everyone and get more people involved than just the candidates.
Which school activities do you participate in?
I cheer for varsity football, leader of FCA, Young Republicans, NHS, Tri Theta, Student Council, and Bruins United.
Which homecoming activity do you look forward to the most? Dread the most?
I think that all the activities throughout the week will be fun, especially the activities after school that we’re going to get involved with, like going in and volunteering places, just being helpful – it’ll be good. I’m kind of worried about some of the activities that we’re going to have to do since I’ve heard some of the ideas being thrown around and they’re all pretty embarrassing. But whatever, whatever makes the people happy.
By Rajesh Satpathy