A high school in Ohio throws the titles Homecoming King and Queen in favor of gender-neutral & # 39; homecoming royalty & # 39 ;, allowing two students with the most votes to take home a title.
During a soccer match on Friday, October 4, Milford High School in Milford, Ohio, awarded Abbey Stropes and Trinity Miller – two female seniors – & # 39; homecoming royalty & # 39; for a cheerful audience.
The Milford Exempted Village School District shares a photo of the girls in their sashes on the soccer field, and explained the change on Facebook, explained that it reflected the will of the student body and ensures that & # 39; all students opportunity included. & # 39;
Something is changing! Milford High School in Milford, Ohio, awarded two female seniors & # 39; homecoming royalty & # 39; on a Friday, October 4 soccer match
New tradition: the school announced on Facebook that every two students with the most votes & # 39; homecoming royalty & # 39; would be called
In the past, the school has followed the tradition that many in the US do, crowning a female homecoming queen and a male homecoming king.
But the world is changing and several high schools have made headlines in recent years by crowning double kings, double queens and trans-students as princes.
Milford High School decided to completely abolish the gender titles and to open up the honor to two students who receive the most support.
& # 39; This year because the & # 39; king and queen are two female students, they will be referred to as & # 39; Homecoming Royalty & # 39 ;, was the announcement page.
"This terminology change was made to reflect the voice of Milford & # 39; s student group and to ensure that all students have the opportunity to feel involved."
Popularity competition: two girls won the most votes, so the school decided the titles & # 39; queen & # 39; and & # 39; king & # 39; abolish
The two girls – as well as the rest of the homecoming court, which consisted of students in other classes – were elected through a student vote.
As Abbey and Trinity have won the most votes, the school has decided not to use nominated royalty titles in the future.
Looks royal! Abbey Stropes and Trinity Miller were the winners this year
& # 39; Students choosing Homecoming Court is a long tradition that has always been completely determined by student voices, and this year is no different &, said Nancy House, the district superintendent.
& # 39; The selection of our Homecoming Royalty is an opportunity for our students to make their voices heard. I fully support the voice and choice that our students are showing when selecting this year's Homecoming Royalty, ”added Josh Kauffman, Milford High School Principal.
The story has received much attention since the winners were shared on Facebook, and many people have left comments.
Many of the comments are supportive and applaud the school for time adjustment.
& # 39; Another moment I am very proud to have chosen Milford Schools for my family! Well done !! & # 39; wrote a mother.
What they want: the change reflects the will of the students and ensures that & # 39; all students have the opportunity to feel included & # 39;
& # 39; As a former Homecoming Queen in 2007 and Milford Graduate, I think this is a great step in the right direction & # 39 ;, added an alum.
However, there are some who disagree with the move – and they said it so strongly that the school responded.
& # 39; We value all opinions, opinions that correspond to the decisions made and opinions that do not match the decisions made & # 39 ;, according to the comments. & # 39; We stand behind the voice of the students in making this choice.
& # 39; This post is about the students at Milford. We remind those who respond to show respect to our students and also to each other.
& # 39; We do not tolerate contemptuous or threatening comments, comments that promote, promote, or maintain discrimination, that do not take sufficient account of the privacy of others, inflammatory debates, repetitive comments, and / or blasphemous comments. & # 39;
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