Royalty and a sport

Erica Wheeler, Plainsmen Post Staff

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Isaiah Palmer and Gabriella Dos Santos after the crowning.

Walking tacos and kings and queens!

The Sports King and Queen coronation took place on April 10. Isaiah Palmer was crowned and the queen was Gabriella Dos Santos. Santos, who is an international student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and plays for the Frank Phillips College volleyball team, said she has dreamed of coming to the United States to play sports since she was 14.

“In 2015, I got an offer from FPC’s coach and my parents and I thought it was a unique opportunity,” she said.

Santos said it’s been a pleasure to play at FPC the past two years – including winning conference, regionals, and being selected to the First- Team all-conference. But sports hasn’t been the only bright spot about her time in college.

“I think the All Sports Queen came to crown these two great years I had in Borger,” Santos said. “It feels great to leave my country, follow my dreams, get my goals accomplished, and also be elected as a sports queen from the students and athletes on campus.”

Palmer said he’s been here for three years.

“I should have won,” he said.

Government professor Lydia Howell, who dressed as a walking taco, said she’s looking forward to seeing who is crowned next year.

The event, which is in its third year, took place on the front steps to the CLC building.



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Royalty and a sport