It's a fall tradition rooted in an oxymoron: democratically elected royalty.
But more often than not, the very students who are voted by their peers to be homecoming king and queen nominees are more surprised by the honor than the bestowing electorate.
"It's really odd," said 16-year-old senior Savannah Roberson. "I never thought I'd be homecoming queen (nominee). I've never been one of those dressy chicks. I always wear jeans and a T-shirt."
Although tonight's homecoming game, which kicks off at 7 p.m.against Damonte Ranch, typically revolves around football, cheerleading and dancing, Roberson said the event actually unites the entire …