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April 20, 2014

PHS crowns royalty

PRYOR, OK — The Pryor High School prom theme may have been “Frozen,” but the story of king and queen was heartwarming.

Seniors William Scullawl and Bailey Kennedy were crowned king and queen by their classmates.

Students and staff say it's not hard to see what's special about Scullawl — his smile, his larger-than-life personality, and his friendliness.

“I was very surprised and very happy,” said Scullawl on how it felt to be named king. “I didn't know they were going to do that.”

Kennedy, who reigned as Miss Pryor 2013, said she was surprised as well.

“My favorite part of being named prom king was getting to dance with Bailey and take pictures with her,” said Scullawl. “My favorite part of the whole prom? Bailey.”

The feeling was mutual. Bailey said her favorite part was seeing her king crowned.

“You're loved, William. How does it feel to know everyone loves you?” said Kennedy.

“Pretty awesome,” Scullawl said.

Kennedy said she and Scullawl are both lucky to be having a great senior year.

He said it makes him feel pretty popular, that his friends would crown him king. These same friends, he said, rallied together to buy him a class ring, too.

“I can't remember the name of the song Bailey and I danced to. I was too excited to be dancing with her,” said Scullawal, who couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the song.

“It was really cool, definitely something I will never forget,” said Kennedy, who plans to attend Northeastern State University after graduation to pursue a degree in pre-med imaging and radiology.

“Prom has definitely been my favorite part of senior year. Graduation will be great, and I have Special Olympics coming up,” said Scullawl. “But prom with Bailey was the best.”

“You'll never forget it either, will you William?” said Kennedy.

“Never,” said Scullawl. “I've got my crown to remind me.”

 

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