Thomas is first-ever Fathoms o'Fun king

Aaron Thomas as crowned 2013 Fathoms O
Aaron Thomas as crowned 2013 Fathoms O'Fun King by outgoing 2012 Queen Tamika Miller during the March 2 pageant at Christian Life Center.
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In 45 years of the Fathoms o’Fun pageants, queens have reigned supreme on the Royal Courts.

But Aaron Thomas ended the long reign of teen queens and became the first-ever ‘king’ of Fathoms o’Fun.

Thomas, a 17-year-old Peninsula High School junior, who resides in South Kitsap, will reign over the 2013 Royal Court. He was crowned during the Fathoms o’Fun Scholarship Pageant March 2 at the Christian Life Center, in Port Orchard.

The lone teen male contestant has serious competition against five girl contestants.

Thomas said during the presentation of pageant awards, he thought there was a chance to become a prince on the Royal Court.

“I was kind of ‘iffy’ on the king thing, because I knew there were a few people who out did me,” Thomas said.

But when the announcement was made, the crowd of about 200 people applauded loudly for the first-ever king of the 2013 Royal Court

“It is so amazing. It took a lot of hard work,” said Thomas after the pageant. “I tried so hard in everything I did. I didn’t win everything, but it goes to show you don’t have to win everything to succeed in what you want to do.”

Thomas said this was his first competition.

“I’m not a dancer, I just wanted to get out there and try something new,” he said. “I’m all for being the person to do the new thing and get as far as I can, and strive for the best.”

Sharron King, FOF Board chair, said she looking forward to having a king.

“Aaron definitely had his unveiling on pageant night,” King said. “He’ll make a great king and will represent Port Orchard very well.”

For more on the pageant, see the March 8 edition of the Port Orchard Independent.


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