Jaime Elizabeth Horne of Paris was crowned America's Homecoming Queen on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif. After being selected as Bourbon County High School's Homecoming Queen in October 2008, Jaime's high school counselor, Rhoda Moore, made her aware of this national competition. Jaime entered the state pageant and was crowned Kentucky's Homecoming Queen in April, which advanced her to the national competition.
In Anaheim, contestants from 47 states enjoyed a day at Disneyland, participated in a state gift exchange and attended a banquet honoring last year's queen. The contestants were judged in the areas of interview, a one-minute state speech, community service video, U.S. history quiz, essay, evening gown presentation and on-stage question for the top ten.
At Bourbon County High School, Horne maintained a 4.0 grade-point average, served as senior class secretary, was a varsity cheerleader, member of the varsity volleyball team, the National, Spanish, and Art Honor Societies, and Beta Club secretary. She was also Bourbon County's Jr. Miss.
She is a freshman at Georgetown College, where she is a member of the Tigers' cheerleading squad.
As America's Homecoming Queen, Horne will participate in various festivities including the pre-game and half-time activities for the Liberty Bowl this January in Memphis.