Her Royal Highness: 2019 Minority Homecoming Queens

Queen, as defined, is one who is the ruler of an independent state. Put that in perspective of a high school queen and she can be seen as the ruler of her school with the influence to change it for the bad or good so why not inject some good. As Houston Style Magazine spotlights some of this year’s African American and Hispanic Houston ISD high school homecoming queens we go behind the crown to learn how they have used their platform to reign supreme as her royal highness.

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Miss Austin Nerli Degante

Nerli Degante

Miss Austin

"Beauty is knowing your worth and being yourself. Being smart and not caring what other people think about you. Always being a good human being and always being humble and helping others.”

Degante is a graduating senior at Stephen F Austin High School. Her activities at school include being the soccer captain and participating on the softball team and with The Woods Project. She also participated in the school’s blood drive. She has received honors for perfect attendance and student of the month. In 2020, Degante plans to attend Houston Baptist University to major in education and become a teacher. Her favorite subject in school is science and reading. She enjoys science because she is able to explore another world. Through reading, she is able to express how she feels and learn how to properly speak and write. Her most memorable contribution as a queen was the opportunity she was given to be a good example to other students by honoring the school and connecting with her peers to show school spirit. She loves her school and shows school pride by representing the school through soccer and always keeping updated with school events, programs, and clubs.

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Miss Chavez Jewels Hernandez

Jewel Hernandez

Miss Chavez

“Beauty is not really in the looks, but personality.”

Hernandez is a graduating senior at Chavez High School. Her activities at school include varsity soccer, softball, and FFA. Hernandez plans to attend college to study animal science. Science is her favorite subject in school, which is good since her future career goal is to become a veterinarian. Her hobbies are running, working out, and showing cattle. She shows her school pride by encouraging underclassmen to be engaged with school activities.

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Miss North Forest Diamon Thomas

Diamon Thomas Miss North Forest

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. All women are beautiful.”

Thomas is a graduating senior at North Forest High School. She is involved with numerous organizations including being an officer in the Health Occupations Student Organization, Majorette, and National Honor Society. The Senior Class Vice President has also received her white coat to commemorate her studies at the Barbara Jordan School for Careers. Her favorite subject is the principles of health science, which goes great with her future goal of becoming a pediatric nurse. After graduation, she plans to attend Prairie View A&M University to major in nursing. Her hobbies are dancing, reading, and helping in the community. Thomas promotes school spirit by participating in school activities as serving in leadership positions to give input and ideas to promote school spirit and pride in her school. Her most memorable moment as queen was running for school elections.