Brother, sister crowned FHS prom king, queen

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FRANKLIN—Tradition has it the prom king and queen always share a dance.

Franklin High School prom queen Conya Postell dances with the king, Codee Postell on Saturday. Codee is Conya's brother. - Frank Davis | Tidewater News

During Franklin High School’s prom on Saturday night, queen Conya Postell shared that dance with her older brother, Codee.

“I was ecstatic,” junior class adviser Colleen Monn said about Franklin seniors choosing the Postells for king and queen. “It was a little bizarre, but it was very well deserved.”

The teachers chose five girls and five boys from the senior class for the court before their classmates cast their votes.

Conya Postell was surprised to hear her name announced.

“I was excited and shocked,” the 17-year-old said. “I didn’t think I was going to win.”

When her brother was crowned, she thought it was weird.

“I didn’t think brother and sister would win,” Conya Postell said.

When her brother was crowned, she told him she didn’t want to dance with him.

“I told her dance with me anyway,” Codee Postell said.

They danced to the slow song “Motivation.”

Freda Postell wasn’t surprised about her kids, who are 17 months apart in age, being nominated to the court. And she almost expected her daughter to be chosen queen because she’s outgoing and popular, but it never crossed her mind that both would be crowned, especially her son.

“He’s quiet,” Freda Postell said.

Senior Jalen Boone voted for the Postell siblings.

“I wanted to see both of them win,” Boone said. “They’re very good friends of mine. When I heard Conya was queen, I wanted Codee to win.”