When Adriane Zachary was voted homecoming queen in October, she had no idea it would lead to bigger competitions at the state and possibly national levels.
The Moffat County High School senior completed an application for the 26th annual America's Homecoming Queen contest. This weekend, she will compete for the state title in Denver.
"I've never competed in anything like this before," Zachary said. "It's going to be all new for me."
Adriane is the daughter of Dianna and Brent Goucher, of Craig.
The event is Saturday and Sunday at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel. The winner receives a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete with queens from other states to become America's Homecoming Queen in July in California.
The Colorado Homecoming Queen selection is not a beauty pageant, but an ambassadorship, organizers said. Contestants will interview before a panel of judges and rehearse for a runway walk down in an evening gown.
The awards ceremony and crowning of Colorado's Home--coming Queen will take place on Sunday evening during the banquet dinner.
America's Homecoming Queen, a nonprofit organization promoting education, travel and community service sponsors the event each year.