December 16, 2009 > Fremont Homecoming Queen to participate in Liberty Bowl
Fremont Homecoming Queen to participate in Liberty Bowl
By Alissa Gwynn
Photos By Courtesy of Denise Fahey
Kayla Rossell, John F. Kennedy High School's 2009 Homecoming Queen, is a multi-faceted student who was recently chosen to participate in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl football game and bowl week events in Memphis, Tennessee. Due to her outstanding accomplishments as a cheerleader, varsity basketball captain, peer counselor, and high-achieving student, Rossell was one of 400 Homecoming Queens selected out of 60,000 to participate in the pre-game and halftime extravaganza.
Chosen through America's Homecoming Queen National Pageant Registry, Rossell and her family were ecstatic when they found out about the opportunity to participate in Liberty Bowl festivities. Denise Fahey, Rossell's mother, says, "I was definitely honored to know that she was chosen to be a representative of Kennedy High School and California."
On New Year's Day, a day prior to taking part in the January 2 game, Rossell and the other Homecoming Queens will be given a tour of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and help patients make queen sashes that the children can wear. Rossell, who is planning to attend California State University East Bay next fall for the pre-nursing program, is especially excited about this portion of her trip. She says, "I'm most looking forward to visiting the kids at St. Jude's because I really want to become a nurse and I love helping out people in any way, shape, or form."
Rossell's family and friends are proud of her accomplishments and for being chosen to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring Kayla to help defray the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, and Bowl package ticket would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made by Tuesday, December 29, to Kayla Rossell, in care of the Fremont Chase Bank, located at 38980 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, 94536.