Royalty Runs In The Family

Like his brother before him, Collin Prather wins Homecoming King


Clay Vesser, Tom Tom Staff

Since the medieval ages, kings and queens pass down their crowns to the oldest of the family. Royalty always runs in the family. Kings give their crown to the eldest son, and queens to their daughters. Yet, can the queen pass her crown to a son, or a brother to another brother?

During the homecoming assembly on Friday, Sept. 19, it appeared so. Senior Collin Prather won Homecoming King, just like his older brother. Brett Prather won homecoming king four years ago, and Collin’s mom won Prom Queen years before. So yes, it seems that the queen can pass her crown to a son, and a brother to another brother.

“My brother [Brett] and I are, and really always were, involved in sports, but that’s really where the similarities end. I’m a bit more social; he’s definitely more academically successful. I’m more into baseball; he’s more into football. He’s short; I’m less short than him and I never let him forget it. The common denominator between the two of us, however, and really for my whole family, is that we are followers of Jesus. Now I am by no means saying that our faith caused us to win, because that’s not at all true. In fact, I think it was simply luck. But it is certainly our faith that motivates us to be who we are,” said Prather.

Prather even has pictures of Homecoming Queen Hayley Krizanovic and him together at his birthday party when he was younger. It seems that royalty hang out with each other, too.

Hayley Krizanovic and Collin Prather