|FCHS senior is first county queen to win state crown|
Davanna Dean Law, of Wirtz, has been crowned Virginia’s Homecoming Queen 2013. She will represent Virginia in the national pageant for the America’s Homecoming Queen title. Law is the reigning Franklin County High School Homecoming Queen.
Friday, March 22, 2013
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Davanna Dean Law, Franklin County High School's 2012 Homecoming Queen, has now been crowned Virginia's Homecoming Queen 2013.
Law, a senior at FCHS, was selected as a finalist to compete in the 33rd annual Virginia Homecoming Queen competition with 20 other queens from schools throughout the state.
She is the first Virginia Homecoming Queen from Franklin County since the pageant's debut in 1981.
"Being the first Virginia Homecoming Queen from Franklin County is such a blessing," said Law. "It was a great addition to my senior year."
The state pageant took place March 16 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke.
Selected as a state finalist based on her academics and community service, Law competed in the categories of interview and gown.
After being selected as a top 10 finalist and answering an on-stage question, Law took the title and the crown.
"Although I am thrilled to represent the state of Virginia at nationals, my greatest honor is being able to call myself Franklin County's homecoming queen," she said.
As Virginia Homecoming Queen 2013, Law will receive a cash scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete with queens from other states for the title of America's Homecoming Queen, as well as for additional scholarships.
The national pageant will be held July 20-24 in Memphis, Tenn.
Law will also be competing for the Virginia's Favorite Homecoming Queen title and is accepting votes from the public at www.americashomecomingqueen.com.
"I am so grateful to have such an incredible opportunity, as well as never-ending support from my loved ones," said Law.
"We are very thrilled for this opportunity for Davanna," said her parents, Kenny and Tammy Law of Wirtz. "As always, she gives anything she attempts 100 percent, and we are very proud of her many accomplishments."
America's Homecoming Queen Inc. is a non-profit organization, promoting education, educational travel and community service in all 50 states.