Ashley Barbier crowned Ascension Catholic Homecoming Queen 2010

Allison B. Hudson
Ashley Barbier crowned Homecoming Queen 2010 for Ascension Catholic High School

Ashley Barbier was crowned Homecoming Queen 2010 for Ascension Catholic High School on Friday night’s game at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.

When the announcer called her name, Barbier said, “I could hardly believe they were announcing my name, I waited until they said my first middle and last name before I reacted. I was so shocked and surprised.”

As queen, Barbier said that this means more to her than any other title she has ever won, because first to be voted on the court by the entire high school was such an honor.  Then, to be voted as queen by my peers (senior boys) means so much to her. 

“I do not take this lightly and feel very blessed to hold this title.”

Barbier loves music, as she is also the drum major for the Ascension Catholic Band. She enjoys playing the guitar, the flute, and the piano. She enjoys playing tennis, where she is on the tennis team at school. She also loves caring for animals. Barbier has an artistic side, as she loves to make collages and hang them on her wall.

She lives by the motto: “To put Jesus first in my life. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.”

Barbier said she had planned to direct the band after half-time homecoming ceremonies.

“After I was announced homecoming queen I had to run down the football field holding my crown, mace, and whistle to direct the marching band.  This was our first performance on the field in two years and I wanted to be there with the band.  As you know, there is limited amount of time so I really had to hurry. I think a lot of the spectators got a kick out of me running down the field in high heels.  I hope someone has it on video- I would like to see it,” she says with a slight giggle.

Barbier would like to thank her family, friends and everyone who supported her to prepare for homecoming week, especially her mom Donna, who is always by her side.  She would like to extend special appreciation to the Ascension Catholic Administration and faculty, parents and all who helped to make Homecoming so special for her and for all of the members of the homecoming court.  

“This was an experience of a lifetime.”