Friday, October 30, 2020
Array

CHS Homecoming Queen Quinn Waitley (Photos)

- Advertisement -

David Waitley (Quinn’s father) proudly walked with Quinn during the homecoming ceremony.

Last week, Quinn Waitley was crowned Homecoming Queen at CHS. However, being crowned and sharing the moment with her father and loved ones wasn’t the only highlight of the process. On the day of nominations people continued to tell Quinn they voted for her, and she would respond, “Cool, for what?” It wasn’t until her 6th period when she saw the crowns in the ASB classroom that she realized that the votes were for homecoming court. The nomination was a total surprise and when she told her parents at home they were all thrilled.

- Advertisement -

As the Homecoming Parade rolled around, her father, David Waitley, scrambled to find the right car for Quinn so she could ride safely. Quinn has a form of cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair as her main mode of transportation, so finding the perfect car was crucial. Luckily the one car offered worked, providing headrests for her to hold onto during the parade. She was nervous and scared, but ended up having a great time in the parade borrowing one of her older sisters’ gowns. In a family with six sisters—Kaila, McKenna, Demi, Sydney, Bailey, and Maddy—and being second oldest out of a set of quadruplets, there are plenty of clothes to share for special occasions. David mentioned school dances always add an extra level of chaos and are big productions in their house.

- Advertisement -

To prepare for the Crowning Ceremony, David received a lot of help and support from the CHS staff and was able to scout out the easiest route for Quinn. Quinn prepared with the help of her sisters for hair and make up. David mentioned that although Quinn is an extremely independent person, she decided that he should carry her half the way for the ceremony. When her name was announced as Homecoming Queen she was totally surprised. “I was spazzing like crazy. I was laughing, just completely in shock.” She knew her name was announced but it wasn’t until her friends were tackling her that it all sunk in.

Her sister, Bailey, surprised her by inviting 15 of Quinn’s friends from her different sports teams—rugby and basketball—to the ceremony. After all the photos Quinn went home with family and friends to hang out. They celebrated until midnight when Quinn was starting to doze off in her crown and gown. The next night at the dance, despite the rain, Quinn and her sisters Sydney, Bailey, and Maddy all had a great time. The only drawback about all the homecoming events for Quinn was that she wished the princesses got to perform in the pep rally like the princes.

Greer Goebels

Online Editor, Intern

eCoronado.com

If you have something related to Coronado that needs to be covered, please contact us.

Support Coronado JournalismYour support will enable us to continue publishing informative and inspirational stories about the issues and people of the Coronado community.
Become a Monthly Supporter


Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.

Advertisement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Nick Kato for CUSD School Board 2020: Video Interviews

Submitted by Nick KatoHello Coronado! I’ve collected the various video interviews I’ve done with notable and well-respected members of the community. I’ve been so...

Inside the Registrar of Voters Office

Submitted by Brad GerbelLast week, I spent the afternoon at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters (“ROV”) office in Kearny Mesa as an...

Figures Don’t Lie

Submitted by J. Fitzgerald KemmettWe would all think the world is coming to an end with the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths dominating...

In support of Nick Kato for Coronado School Board

Submitted by Sherry Hughes RichterI'm writing in support of Nick Kato for Coronado School Board. As a product of Coronado schools and a member of a...

NEW STORIES

Public Invited to ‘Virtual’ Avenue of Heroes Banner Ceremony Nov. 7

The City of Coronado invites the community to attend a very special Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on...

Some Coronado Residents Wake to ‘Racism Lives Here’ Yard Signs

This morning, some Coronado residents found unwanted signs on their lawns with the text “Racism Lives Here” followed by "Make America Great Again!" The...

Emerald Keepers’ Halloween Treat – Look for Painted Rocks This Weekend

With Halloween looking a little different this year, Emerald Keepers wanted to share a little treat with the community. Emerald Keepers is a local non-profit...

Chef Charleen Sandoval is up for the Challenge of a Fine Dining Restaurant During a Pandemic

Starting a new job is never easy, but starting a new job during the pandemic, in an industry that has been hit particularly hard,...

City Council Discusses New LPR Parking Protocol, Special Event Permits, Trees & More

This week’s city council meeting started off with two well-deserved ceremonial presentations and an impressive student presentation by the Coronado Middle School Robotics Team....