The Royal Family

It’s highly unlikely five members of one family would be crowned high school royalty, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the Crow family of Glenwood.

Laurie (Maiers) Crow and her four children - Olivia, Montana, Scout and Ruby - have all been crowned as either homecoming or prom royalty at Glenwood Community High School.

Laurie was selected as GCHS homecoming queen in 1975, a distinction she still appreciates today.

“It’s truly an honor,” Laurie said. “We are always surprised when we win because all of the candidates deserve to win, too.”

Nearly three decades later, in 2004, Laurie’s daughter Olivia was chosen to be GCHS prom queen. Then, in 2013, daughter Montana was named the school’s homecoming queen. A year later, Montana was given the honor of crowning her younger brother Scout, who was voted 2014 homecoming king. Ruby, a senior at GCHS, is reigning homecoming queen after being selected last fall.

Over the years, Laurie and her children have all been heavily involved in school and in their community. Through school, they all played multiple sports, held executive positions in organizations like student council Reach/SADD and were involved in band and choir. They’ve also volunteered their time at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic church - teaching religious classes and helping out with other activities.

Laurie said she is proud that her children have always been welcoming to others. She noted they would always invite new friends into their groups at school and never turn someone away.

“I try to instill that with my kids, I want them to treat everyone like they’re somebody,” Laurie said.

Their heavy involvement in school and the community may have helped them each get crowned, but it certainly wasn’t the reason they get involved. They get involved to help others and make their community a better place to live.

Laurie and her children don’t have any secrets to become crowned. They just live by what they know – how to treat others with respect and dignity.

“No matter how educated, rich, poor or cool you are, it is how you treat people that ultimately tells all,” Laurie said. “Integrity is everything.”

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