October 3, 2008 · Updated 2:03 AM
I am writing to clear up some confusion as to the events that
happened at the Cedarcrest Homecoming ceremony on Oct. 8, 1999.
Unfortunately, due to the poor quality of the public address
system, when the homecoming queen's name was announced, it came out
sounding exactly like "Erin," when in
actuality the announcer said "Adrienne."
Erin Townsend was crowned homecoming queen, pictures and videos were
taken, and she was led to believe that she was the queen for the remainder of
the football game.
To our dismay, as we were walking out of the game, we were
informed of the terrible mix-up. Unfortunately, Erin had left the game before us
and we had to break the news to her ourselves upon returning home.
Because the situation was not rectified during the game, the entire school body
and everyone attending the football game went home thinking that Erin was
the queen, instead of Adrienne.
In the days to come, Erin had to go through the uncomfortable task
of explaining this avoidable misunderstanding to all her family and
peers, even though she was more than honored to be nominated and chosen as
a senior princess.
My reason for writing this is three-fold. First, I would like to
give Adrienne Blair the recognition she so justly deserves as being chosen
the Homecoming Queen (also, congratulations to the King, Ryan Frey!).
Secondly, we would like to express our gratitude to all of Erin's friends,
teachers and staff (both past and present) who have been so kind and
On a final note, this situation would never have occurred if
our school had an adequate facility with an adequate public address system.
It is my wish that when the athletic fields are placed on the ballot again, you
will think about this ordeal and vote yes for athletic facilities for
Cedarcrest High School.
Our children deserve it.