By Diana Elias
When I heard they called my name as a queen, I was so shocked. I didn’t believe I was going to been chosen because I have never been selected at my other schools where I came from. It was so delightful to me, because this means I have lots of friends at Lincoln High School who are helpful to me.
My peers and family were proud of me and shared my happiness. I was going to homecoming even though I did not expect to be chosen as LHS queen because it’s one of the most fun things in high school. It was the best moment in my life as addition to being a LHS Senior and graduating soon. The theme about a Tropical Paradise was great. All students danced appropriately and the music was impressive so everybody had good time. There were good songs were playing.
I really loved the homecoming dance, it was amazing. I became friends with more students during the dance. My favorite part was “Cha Cha Slide” when all students danced together with the music and at the same time. Even I thought dancing was awkward last year, but this time, I tried to dance as much as I could.
I did love walking in with the king and the attendants and being crowned in front of all the people. I am feeling so proud of myself by being the first Iraqi queen student at Lincoln High School, the first student who was the English Language Learner, and the first one in my family. Mr. Noble (keyboarding teacher) called me “Queen Diana” all the next week. My other ELL teacher, Mrs. Kreimer, gave me a huge hug, which was amazing. All my teachers, family, and friends were proud of me. This is going be a good memory from LHS. I feel like a success.