This homecoming season, one Missouri high school student has an extra special reason to rejoice.
Zachary Willmore, a student at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, became the first male student to be elected Homecoming Queen during the school’s homecoming game this week.
A video of the moment Willmore won the championship was released to Twitter and YouTube, displaying tremendous applause and collective delight from everybody in the area. Wilmore expressed that it was truly like a dream. It was just something incredibly precious to him.
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The youngster, who is also a varsity cheerleader for Rock Bridge, was also spotted on TikTok at the homecoming celebration, sporting a stunning gold gown and homecoming sash on the field before the packed bleachers.
Willmore is heard saying to a group of female classmates in the video that they are having a good time. It was terrifying in front of all these individuals.
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Willmore explained he conducted an extremely short Instagram poll in which he inquired if he should run for Homecoming King or Queen. He went on saying they decided the queen would look better on the sash. He was like, they are totally right. So he went with the queen.
Willmore has over one million TikTok followers and used his newfound power to help change his school’s dress code after several of his outfits left him feeling “targeted.”
Willmore explained that teachers were given the authority to decide what was proper. He did feel that they may target students at times, and he did feel targeted in several circumstances.
Michelle Baumstark, a representative for Columbia Public Schools expressed that Zachary Willmore is an excellent student. He’s involved in school, participates in activities like cheerleading, and isn’t hesitant to get clarification and highlight issues he sees around him.
Willmore “has questioned the dress code during his tenure at Rock Bridge and is working with the school to build a more up-to-date clothing code,” according to Baumstark.