Same-Sex Sweethearts Named Cutest Couple in High School Yearbook
Graduating seniors Destinee Gates and girlfriend Becca Fernandez have been happily dating since freshman year, but even they were surprised to learn they had been named Cutest Couple in the Calaveras High School yearbook!
The couple has been openly dating since freshman year without any major problems, but worried about a backlash when they were named cutest couple in the yearbook two weeks ago.
“We’ve been pretty well accepted,” said Fernandez, 19. “I love this school,” Gates added.
Principal Ric Stitt said he understands why outsiders might be surprised by the senior vote, but said he’s found the community to be very tolerant.
“Calaveras County and a lot of our rural counties often get stereotyped as being unaccepting,” Stitt said. “And I think that’s a false perception.”
Both (cuuuute) young ladies will be attending Columbia College in Sonora in the fall.
You go, girls.