Homecoming queen says she’s still in shock

Whitlock says she felt loved, excited and really happy


Ethan Marasco

Senior Mae Whitlock was crowned Homecoming queen at the game on Oct. 9.

Kahmara Munn, Reporter

It’s been more than 72 hours since the Homecoming queen crown was placed on her head, and senior Mae Whitlock said she is still in shock.

Whitlock said that she wasn’t thinking that she had any chance to win and she was surprised once she saw that she made the court. She said, “I didn’t even know that I was going to be on it. I saw my good friend on there and thought that was so fun.” She said about her reaction to hearing her name called during the halftime ceremonies, “I felt really loved, and really excited and happy inside.”

Besides the Oct. 9 crowning during the football game against Brebeuf Jesuit, Whitlock shared some of her favorite memories. “Homecoming days in the past, when assemblies were dedicated to that, and when everyone was playing games in the courtyard, those were probably some of my favorite days,” she said.

Whitlock, like everyone else, continues to adjust to the changes created by Covid-19. She said she enjoyed flex and the courtyard during her for first three years on the Hill, but she’s disappointed now the Covid and construction have taken those things away.

She played lacrosse freshman and sophomore years. Whitlock added, “I was going to play tennis (last year) but then Covid.” She said she hopes to play this year. Other than sports, Whitlock also participates in the Medical Club.

Whitlock ended with some advice to her fellow students. She said, “Slow down and just appreciate the time that you have with everyone right now, because before you know it, it will be over.”

Whitlock plans on attending Indiana University to study nursing.