It was homecoming time for CCHS basketball, and with the threat of bad weather, it almost didn’t happen. It was royalty time, a time for the princess from each class to grace the court with their presence. It was also time to crown the new CCHS basketball homecoming queen for 2016. This year’s queen had all the beauty, poise and grace of a queen that will not be forgotten by time or memory. Hailey Ramsey, daughter of Allen Ramsey and Vickie Ramsey, was crowned as the 2016 CCHS queen. Webster says the definition of a queen is a woman that rules by inheritance, or rules unpleasant and superior to others, and is the most powerful chess piece which can move any direction taking out whom she pleases. Well, if you know this year’s queen, you would know that Webster would have to redefine the word queen to say a woman that is equally beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, one who cares more for the people around her than she cares for herself, one who defines the word humble by default. Her life is not just about being strong but also in the way she uses that strength in the service of others. Her greatest strength lies in her ability to lift up the hearts around her by the strength of her own. She is what a true queen is all about; she will go far in this world and enhance the lives of those who will walk in the same circle she does. Hailey is well deserving of the title of CCHS Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by the dashing Jon Ratliff along with crown bearer Autumn Rapp and her escort Brayden O’Dell. Her court consisted of Freshman Princess Shayla Hanshaw, escorted by Levi Hosey; Sophomore Princess Brooklyn McKinney, escorted by Austin Ligeralde; Junior Princess Sarah Boggs escorted by Blake Belcher and Senior Princess Karlie Salisbury escorted by Bryan Burkhamer. Class representatives were Freshman Sharina Ratliff, Sophomore Morgan Neal, Junior Ian Smith and Senior Austin Hamrick. Carrying the United States flag was Cassie Sampson. Shelly Drennnen carried the West Virginia Flag and Austin Hamrick carried the CCHS flag. Congratulation to Queen Hailey, her court, class representatives and flag bearers.