Massapequa's 2012 Homecoming Queen is used to the spotlight, but on Saturday she had it to herself.
Massapequa High School senior Shannon Cooney, is the daughter of singer Andy Cooney, the popular Irish tenor, who has performed around the world as well as numerous times in the Massapequa area.
"It's an amazing experience to have for my senior year," said Shannon, who learned of the selection Thursday, prior to Friday's official announcement at the school's pep rally.
"I screamed and then I told all my family," she said. Her father, who's been known to call his daughter to the stage at shows, "was very happy for me," she said.
Joining Shannon as the Homecoming King was fellow senior Adam Licht, who said he was looking forward to the crowning ceremony at halftime of Saturday's homecoming game.
In addition to the two seniors, they were joined by a court, featuring a homecoming king and queen from each grade.
Juniors: Booke Scoca and Mike Brush
Sophomores: Nicole Pjillips and Dan Sweeney
Massapequa Ames Freshmen: Julia Hall and Frank Rizzo