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J. Dollins

Lizzy Lara brings her flair for fashion to this year’s Homecoming Court.

Lizzy Lara is pouring all her creativity into Homecoming

Elizabeth Lara is a creative force. She has tons of energy, and is always looking for ways to spice things up, whether it be in her choice of fashion, her love for baking cupcakes, or running for Homecoming Queen.

Lizzy, as she is known to her friends, is an active senior at CHS near the top of her class. She shows her leadership skills as a member of Link Crew. But perhaps the role that is closest to her heart is the one she serves as ambassador for the CHAMPS (Culinary, Hospitality and Management Pathway for Students) Pathway at Colton High School.

Putting myself out there is really cool.”

“She goes to all of the meetings and promotes the pathway by highlighting all the good it does for students,” Brandall Buckles, CHAMPS adviser said.

“I’m very honored to be representing this at our school,” Lizzy said proudly about her ambassadorship.

Being nominated to run for Homecoming Queen has tapped into Lizzy’s creative drive, and brought back some fond memories.

Lizzy Lara, age 7, beams with pride after winning the Little Miss Colton pageant. (Courtesy Elizabeth Lara)

In 2011, when she was seven, Lizzy stood out on the football field at halftime of the Homecoming game and was crowned Little Miss Colton. So, when the FIDM Fashion Club nominated her to represent Colton as part of Homecoming Court, Lizzy realized how much it would mean to “do it all over again.”

So, she has poured herself into the campaign, creating posters and buttons and putting herself out on social media. She is really proud of the poster she created that emulated the cover of Tyler, the Creator’s most recent album, “Call Me If You Get Lost.”

“Putting myself out there is really cool,” she said.

While this is an exciting time in Lizzy’s life, she has not lost sight of her future. She has already been accepted to University of California, Riverside, and plans to attend there next Fall as a business major.

“After high school I want to pursue business management, so I can own my own bakery.”

In the meantime, Elizabeth works at LIDS in the Inland Center. When she’s not working, Elizabeth likes to bake cupcakes, skateboard, play the piano, paint, and play video games.

“It’s fun to pour all my creativity into it,” Lizzy said. While she meant this about baking cupcakes, she could have easily meant it about everything else she does as well.

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