From starting kicker to majorette at halftime, South Allegheny senior does it all

Audra Lewis crowned homecoming queen at halftime of Gladiators game Friday

Published  7:20 AM HST Sep 23, 2013
GLASSPORT, Pa. -

Who says you can't do it all in high school?

South Allegheny High School senior Audra Lewis is taking on anything she can, and it's landed her in the record books for the school district. 

The district has named its first homecoming queen who is a football player. Yes, Lewis plays football, and she's a starter. But that's not the beginning or the end of her story.

Lewis is the starting kicker for the Gladiators, a position she earned after being a backup for last year's team. She is a three-time all-conference soccer player. She's the president of student council. She is also a majorette in the high school band, and according to the district, she's a recipient of the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award.

"It just keeps getting better and better," said Lewis after she was crowned homecoming queen at Friday’s game.

Just how does she go from football player to a majorette at halftime?

There's a trick to her craft. She wears part of her majorette uniform under her football pads, but the rest of the uniform becomes a team effort. It took four majorette friends to put more bobby pins in her hair, help her tie her shoes, wipe off the sweat and apply makeup.

"I like the intensity of it, just changing from this uniform to this super quick and the pressure of it. I don't know, I just love it," said Lewis.

By halftime of the football game, she had already played a full soccer game, was crowned homecoming queen and put the only points on the score board for South Allegheny.

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