During this morning’s assembly, the 2021 GPS May Queen and Court was voted on by the student body after being nominated by the senior class on Monday. Addie Youmans will wear the flower crown as May Queen, with Erin Marshall as her Maid of Honor. Completing the court are Crown Bearer Astha Sinha, Scepter Bearer Lily DuPlooy, and Train Bearers Emma Dexter and Shreena Patel.
The seniors vote for the May Court by selecting classmates who best represent their class, our school, and the ideals and values we hold dear while considering the following criteria:
- The May Queen and Court should be representatives of the senior class in the highest sense.
- They should be gracious, friendly, and loyal to friends and to GPS.
- They should be actively and enthusiastically involved in the life of GPS, eager to give of their time and their talents.
- They should stand for the highest ideals in character and integrity.
- They should be respected and admired by fellow schoolmates and faculty alike.
When voting for the May Queen and Maid of Honor, the entire student body is asked to consider the same criteria. Read more about our 2021 May Court:
Addie Youmans | May Queen
Addie is co-captain of the rowing team and recently signed a national letter of intent to row for Indiana University. She is a member of Beta Club, Environmental Club, and Junior State of America and is a senior representative for Student Council. Addie attended Normal Park Museum Magnet School.
Erin Marshall | Maid of Honor
Erin played varsity soccer and runs track. She is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Health Club, and National Honor Society and is president of Student Council. Erin attended Fort Payne Middle School.
Astha Sinha | Crown Bearer
Astha is chairwoman of Class Leadership Council and president of the Entrepreneurship Club. She is a member of Terpsichord, Beta Club, Model UN, and National Honor Society. Astha attended St. Nicholas School.
Lily DuPlooy | Scepter Bearer
Lily is a National Merit Semifinalist and a member of the honors orchestra and SWENext. She is the GPS representative to the UTC Chemistry Intern Program. Lily attended Big Ridge Elementary School.
Emma Dexter | Train Bearer
Emma is a member of Beta Club, Terpsichord, and National Honor Society; president of the Honor Council, and a senior leader of Junior State of America. She also received the Fletcher Bright Fellowship for the Arts and organized Modern Womxn, an all-female art show. Emma attended Thrasher Elementary School.
Shreena Patel | Train Bearer
Shreena is president of Partnerships in the Community and a member of Beta Club, Environmental Club, Health Club, and National Honor Society. She is also a GPS Admission Ambassador. Shreena attended the Montessori School.Before the voting, we showed a video about May Day with our student body and faculty that tells the story of our school’s unique tradition. You may watch it here.
Congratulations to the 2021 May Queen and Court. Students, you have chosen well!