Photo by Rusty Hubbard
From the left, Cheyenne Willis, Cassondra Kellems and Kelsie Sisk are homecoming maids at Cedar Ridge High School in Newark. Kellems has battled cancer and heart issues, and now has kidney problems. A few weeks ago, elections for homecoming maids were held. The day before the elections, a group of seniors asked Kellems if she could be a homecoming maid. They then took up a campaign to make sure she was elected — not to make her feel uncomfortable or be put on display, but to honor her.