"I really didn't expect to win," said Taylor. "I just wanted to make it to the top three and I was excited when I did."
As Heritage is still a new school and has yet to graduate a senior class, the school adopted Housewarming as its big football game until it has alumni to return for a Homecoming game.
Also crowned at the Sept. 21 rally were sophomores Josh Schielie and Brittany Manhollan, who earned the honor of Duke and Duchess, and freshmen Colton Robinson and Megan Ward, who were named Lord and Lady.
Megan in her first year at the school said she just wanted to immerse herself in the school's traditions. "I wanted to run for Royal Court because it's something new and we didn't have anything like Housewarming in middle school."
The rally began with a procession of the Royal Court finalists, sports teams and clubs parading around the campus in golf cart floats before entering the gymnasium.
Once in the gym, the Leadership class rallied the group with spirit games pitting upperclassmen against lowerclassmen.
The Class of 2008 male cheerleaders, out for an encore performance from last year's Housewarming, had the audience gasping as it performed stunts, then got the crowd roaring as it lunged into an exaggerated but entertaining tango.
The rally ended with the crowd singing the newly adopted school song, "Our Heritage."