A couple of weeks have passed since the students of Helias voted for who they believed should be the 2013 Helias Homecoming Queen. The votes were tallied, and in case you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, Baylee Francka was crowned as queen.
The majority of Helias students know who Baylee is, but do they really know her? The Crusader Raid was blessed with the opportunity to sit down with Baylee to find out more about her.
When asked the question whether or not she thouht she would ever be Homecoming Queen she humbly replied with, “Not at all! I don’t consider myself to be in the same league as Kimie Dudenhoffer or Angie Lorang. It’s still surreal that the students have chosen me as Queen. I feel so honored!”
Baylee said that her role models include her mom and grandmas because they do so much for everyone and never think of themselves. “They have God at the center of their lives and I think that shows in everything they do.”
Baylee’s favorite quote is one by Mother Theresa, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Her favorite movie is Elf, her favorite musical artist is The Backstreet Boys, or really anything she can dance to. When asked what her favorite food was, Baylee said it was an Oreo Blizzard with chocolate ice cream, then proceeded to lick her lips.
Baylee is the secretary of the National Honor Society, and the President of SADD. She is a three sport athlete, playing basketball, soccer, and running cross-country. She is also a member of the Sports Medicine Club and Club International. Baylee is an ‘A’ Honor Roll student and volunteers at thw Capital Region hospital and the library as a reading buddy.
After graduating Helias, Baylee plans on attending either the University of Missouri or Notre Dame to study to become a psychiatrist for kids. But no matter where she goes, Baylee said that she will never forget all that Helias has taught her and all the friends that she has made.
The Crusader Raid, Vol. 6, Num. 1
The ‘Home’ coming for the Holidays Issue