Patriot Scores
  • Sep 15 / FootballVeterans Memorial High School - 50, Canyon Lake - 42
  • Sep 8 / FootballVeterans Memorial High School - 46, MacArthur - 24
  • Sep 2 / FootballVeterans Memorial High School - 17, Taft - 49
  • Aug 24 / FootballVeterans Memorial High School - 42, Harlandale - 19
The Student News Site of Veterans Memorial High School

The Patriots Voice

The Patriots Voice

The Patriots Voice

Chasing the crown

Seniors crown the royalty of the evening and dance the night away.
Mackenzie Lewis
Drew Collier, senior, cheers for Izabel DeLeon, senior, when she was announced as the 2022 prom queen.
Drew Collier, senior, receives a crown and bouquet when he won the 2022 VMHS prom king. (Mackenzie Lewis)
Izabel DeLeon was crowned as the 2022 prom queen by VMHS principal, Dr. Sue Arredondo at the 2022 Bohemian Bliss prom at Bella on the Vine in Converse on April 23. (Mackenzie Lewis)
Drew Collier and Izabel DeLeon, seniors, won 2022 VMHS prom king and queen on April 23. (SJ Constantino)

     Drew Collier and Izabel DeLeon were named this year’s prom king and queen at the Veterans Memorial High School 2022 prom held at Bella on the Vine on April 23. Collier and DeLeon campaigned the week leading up to the announcement of their win, with the twist being that both winners ran with different candidates.

     “It was a very humbling feeling to have and to think of all those who voted for me,” DeLeon says. “I never thought I would be someone who can win a title. To be given one was one of the most special things that could happen to me! It’s a relief to know that I had my high school experience doing extracurriculars and leaving my mark in places.”

Story continues below advertisement

      Past the lights, past the music, past the glam and the shimmer, there is always more ahead. “After high school, I’ll be running a clothing company I co-founded with Oscar Carrera called DCSA,” Collier said about his future plans. “It’ll be a vintage-style brand, which we hope to grow into a full-fledged icon in the streetwear scene. While working on that, I’ll be doing Alamo Promise, then transferring to UT where I plan to further my singing career and major in computer science with a minor in cyber security.”

     Traditionally, prom represents a special night for seniors. The class of 2023 hosted this year’s event as a send-off celebration for the class of 2022. “I think this year was the most successful year out of the past couple of proms,” says Laura Guerra, junior class sponsor. Guerra said it was a lovely evening, but “of course, there is always room for improvement.”  Plans are already in the works for next year and the sky’s the limit.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Ivie Davila, Staff Photographer

Comments (0)

All The Patriots Voice Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *