Editor’s Note: The July 20 Classic Photo, “Queen of The Sweethearts” featured a young woman dressed in a dress, cape and tiara, sitting atop a flowered throne, holding a bouquet. The explanation for this photo came in the form of a letter that we at The Nashville News received in the mail, and have reprinted here:
I am sure the “Queen of the Sweethearts” is the late Monica Konkel O’Rear.
I looked it up in my high school yearbook. She was crowned “Sweetheart Queen” in 1974-1975 at NCHS. She passed away from cancer a few years ago.