Stephenville High School senior Rebecca Tuggle has been chosen as the 2017 Homecoming Queen and was honored during halftime of Friday’s football game against Lubbock Monterey.

Rebecca Tuggle is the head captain of the SHS Stingerettes. She

participates in UIL Journalism events and is a youth leader at First Baptist Church of Stephenville. 

Rebecca is a member of National Honor Society and is ranked in the top ten percent of her class. She has qualified for state competition in UIL editorial writing for the last two years, placing 5th at last year’s state competition.

After graduation Rebecca plans on going to Tarleton State University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. She is the daughter of Justin and Shelly Tuggle.

The other nominees were Ciarra Akins, Maddie Grimes, Kristen Pettit and Payton Wall.

Ciarra Akins is a very active member of the Yellow Jacket Marching Band and the Indoor Drumline. She is the drum captain of the Yellow Jacket percussion section and the bass drum section leader. Ciarra is also a member of the percussion state ensemble who has received the highest ranking at competition every year. 

After graduation Ciarra plans to attend Midwestern State University, where she has already been accepted and will be majoring in business management. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Amanda Akins.

Maddi Grimes is a four year member of Student Council, where she served as class officer for 3 years. She is a member and officer of the National Honor Society and a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. 

She's been active in Freshman, JV and Varsity Cheerleading and is a 4-year member of FFA. She was a regional qualifier and academic all-district in Varsity golf in 2016 and 2017. 

Maddi was voted Freshman class favorite, sophomore class favorite runner up, and Junior class favorite. She currently serves as the Stephenville Lions Club Queen. 

Maddi has been accepted to Texas Tech University where she plans to pursue a degree as a nurse anesthetist and would like to continue her volunteer work with special needs children. She is the daughter of Dale and Traci Grimes.

Kristen Pettit has been involved in several sports throughout her high school career including volleyball, basketball, track, softball and cheer. She is also an active member in Student Council. Kristen has received several awards including the United Cheer Association “Pin it Forward” leadership award, academic all-district in all sports and was recognized as the Optimist Club student of the month in May of 2017. 

After graduation Kristen plans to attend Oklahoma State University. She is the daughter of Cliff and Vickie Pettit.

Payton Wall is a member of the Varsity Basketball and Track teams, as well as a representative for Student Council. She is also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Stephenville. 

Payton is ranked 3rd in the class of 2018 and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She has also received first team all-district Basketball recognition for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. 

After graduation Payton plans on running track in college while pursuing a degree in the medical profession. She is the daughter of Shane and Krista Wall.