• Escort Jonah Truett smiles as newly crowned Murphy High School Homecoming Queen Ellie Martin walks off the field Friday night. Photo by BEN KATZ
    Escort Jonah Truett smiles as newly crowned Murphy High School Homecoming Queen Ellie Martin walks off the field Friday night. Photo by BEN KATZ
  • Homecoming 2018 Mascots Jett Picon and Taylor Helton were part of Friday's festivities. Photo by BEN KATZ
    Homecoming 2018 Mascots Jett Picon and Taylor Helton were part of Friday's festivities. Photo by BEN KATZ

HOMECOMING 2018: Martin takes the crown

   Ellie Martin was thrilled to have the crown placed on her head at Murphy's homecoming Friday night.

   “I’m honored, honestly. It’s a good feeling,” Martin said. “This was a lot of fun. I would’ve been just as happy if one of them won.” Martin is a member of both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Guild Association, plus she is the student body president, vice president of the local chapter of the National Honors Society, plus a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the Beta Club. Martin also plays on the girls golf and basketball teams.