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Hodges to compete for Tennessee title
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This weekend Warren County High School Homecoming Queen Kendra Rae Hodges will be competing for Tennessee’s 31st Annual Homecoming Queen selection at the Radisson Hotel in Nashville.
Hodges, 17, is a 2011 WCHS graduate, and will be attending Tennessee Technological University in the fall. She will be majoring in mathematics, and minoring in secondary education, aspiring to become a middle school principal.
“I feel very honored to be participating in this event, since only 10 percent of the schools applying are selected to compete,” said Hodges. “I expect to make new friendships, have a good time and represent Warren County to the best of my ability.” 
She is a busy young lady, being active in school and community activities. While in high school, she was a cheerleader, Interact president, Girls State alternate, student advisory board member student council member and completed a youth leadership class.
Hodges is involved in her community as well, volunteering annually at the Share a Christmas Dinner. She worked with the river clean-up endeavor, mentored students in algebra and worked with youngsters preparing for cheerleading try-outs. She also volunteers at the Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet.
Competition starts Saturday with a private interview with the judges. The contestant then  attends luncheons and breakfast before going off to rehearsals on Sunday. She will compete in evening wear on Sunday afternoon before the final court is chosen.
If selected as Tennessee’s Homecoming Queen, she will receive a cash scholarship, plus an all expense paid trip to the national finals in California , where she will compete with other girls from across the nation for America’s Homecoming Queen.
Hodges will also be competing for Tennessee’s favorite homecoming queen, and fans can vote for her at www.americashomecomingqueen.com through today. Her proud parents are Kenny and Amie Hodges.
Homecoming Queen Inc. is a non-profit organization promoting education, educational travel and community service in all 50 states.