During this afternoon’s all-school assembly, the 2022 GPS May Queen and Court were voted on by the student body after being nominated by the senior class on Monday. On May Day, Shalizeh Rizvi will wear the flower crown as May Queen, with Louisa Bohner as her Maid of Honor. Completing the court are Crown Bearer Julia Combs, Scepter Bearer Mary Kate Johnson, Train Bearers Jenna Brown and Frances Crowe, and Lady of the Court Olivia Burns.
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 brief bios about our 2022 May Court:
Shalizeh Rizvi | May Queen
Shalizeh is Director of Events & Organization of Amnesty International. She’s also Vice-President of BIPOC and a member of the Intersection Council. Shalizeh attended St. Nicholas School.
Louisa Bohner | Maid of Honor
Louisa is a four-year member of the track and field team and placed second in shot put and sixth in discus in state last year. She is also co-captain of the varsity soccer team and President of GyPsieS. Louisa attended St. Nicholas School.
Julia Combs | Crown Bearer
Julia is Co-President of Mock Trial and a member of the state championship team last year. She’s a member of Terpsichord and Amnesty International. Julia attended St. Nicholas School.
Mary Kate Johnson | Scepter Bearer
Mary Kate is president of Student Council and captain of the varsity tennis team. She is editor-in-chief of Spectrum. Mary Kate attended Lookout Mountain Elementary School.
Jenna Brown | Right Train Bearer
Jenna is a member of the Senior Class Leadership Council, a senior leader in Christian Forum, and a member of the Intersection Council. Jenna attended Heritage High School before transferring to GPS her sophomore year.
Frances Crowe | Left Train Bearer
Frances is president of the Honor Council and a member of Terpsichord and a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Normal Park Elementary School.
Olivia Burns | Lady of the Court
Olivia is Chairwoman of the Senior Class Leadership Council. She is Co-Captain of the coed varsity cheerleading team and a member of the lacrosse team. Olivia attended Brainerd Baptist School.
Congratulations to the 2022 May Queen and Court. Students, you should be proud of your choices! Photos from the announcement are available here
on our SmugMug account for you to download for free or order prints for a small fee.
To view a video about our school’s unique May Day tradition, click here