Minutes after Lynnsey McAllister was announced as Miss Viking on Friday night, two young girls approached her to have their picture taken with Victory Christian School’s homecoming queen.
Lynnsey later gave them one of her flowers.
Being selected Miss Viking was a nice surprise, said the senior.
“I really didn’t think I deserved it,” she said. Lynnsey was escorted during the homecoming court ceremony by her father, Michael. She said it meant everything to her to have him by her side.
Austin Morris, also a senior, was named Mr. Viking.
“I’m glad they like me enough to vote for me,” he said. Morris was escorted by his mother Angela.
“She’s been there a lot for me so it meant a lot to have her escorting me,” he said.
Lynnsey and Austin have been friends since they were very young. They both have attended Victory since they started school.
“Austin is like my brother,” said Lynnsey.
Over the week, the school celebrated its homecoming which was themed Rewind. Prior to the homecoming court ceremony, the boys’ basketball team played an energetic game against a team of alumni. Austin, who is a shooting guard on the school’s basketball team, participated in the game.
Experiencing her last homecoming as a student was memorable, said Lynnsey.
“It was awesome,” she said.