Jaceia Colbert's little white gown shimmered as she was crowned Muskogee High School's 2018 basketball homecoming queen.
The ceremony was held Friday afternoon in the MHS gym, which was packed with students, teachers, family and friends.
Colbert's smile shimmered as well, as she savored her special moment.
"I feel really good," said Colbert, a forward on the MHS women's basketball team. "I feel like it was a great turnout. It was just a happy day."
Colbert's escort, Rougher forward Clarence Parks, also got caught up in the moment. He guided the queen to her chair before crowning her with a tiara. Past queens usually were crowned before being seated.
Parks said escorting during the coronation "is a good high school experience."
After the coronation, the queen and her court were serenaded by MHS graduate Braylon Dedmon, who played a medley on his saxophone.
The ceremony was a restful highlight in what Colbert called "a long day."
She said her day started about 7 that morning. It included one or two hours doing her long, black hair.
"The make-up took an hour," she said.
Colbert said it took about four or five days to shop for her gown.
"I went to Tahlequah, a lot of different places," she said. "I got it right here from Crowning Moments in Muskogee, Oklahoma."
Colbert wasn't the only one wearing special "queen" clothing.
Her mother, father, stepmother, grandmother, sisters, cousins and other family members wore T-shirts with Colbert's image. Kyra Collins' shirt said "cousin of queen." Grandmother Deborah Collins' shirt said "Ganny of queen." Dad Jeremy Collins' shirt said "Team Queen."
Jeremy Collins said about 200 shirts were made.
Colbert is senior vice president of the MHS Student Council and a member of the science club and African American Heritage Club. She also is on the track team. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and become an orthodontist.