Homecoming Court Spotlight

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Wesleyan’s 2016 Homecoming Court was comprised of a male and female representative from grades nine through eleven, and 5 girls and 5 boys from the senior class.

Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at the football game on Friday (Oct. 21). Scroll down to find out who won.

J’ernai Argilagos (9th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It feels awesome! I’m really excited for my first homecoming as a high schooler, let alone being on the court!
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to the homecoming float.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I would choose Nickelodeon TV shows as a theme.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I would say that I identify most with Olaf from Frozen, because I love giving out hugs, I care about my friends and I am always really energetic.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would choose Ms. Sims and Coach Paroli. I would choose them because they are both really nice and funny! They are also really fun to have as teachers!
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would probably party with Leonardo Da Vinci, because he was an amazing artist and I would love to learn from him. Plus he seems like a pretty cool dude!

Wyatt Copeland (9th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I am pretty pumped, but I don’t want to miss Coach Pridgen’s half-time speech. Besides missing that it’ll be fun.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I am looking forward to walking out on the field with my mom. She’s done a lot for me so she deserves to be recognized way more than I do.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? My favorite theme we have this year is Disney Day, but I wish we had Twin Day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Probably Ron Burgundy. I feel as if one day I will be a lot like him. He is very outgoing and he loves his dog Baxter as I love my dog Baxter.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would say Mr. Cooper. He is a great guy and seems to have his life together. He enjoys many things like his tongs. This would add well to a homecoming profile.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would want to hang out with George Washington because he changed our country and he’s pretty cool.

Ansley Cotter (10th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It feels weird, but I’m honored that people voted for me!
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to walking across the field with my dad and representing my grade.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Pajama Day! I think that should definitely be taken into consideration for next year.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I want to be like Rapunzel (my favorite princess) because she follows her dreams and has a positive outlook on life.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would nominate Ms. Johnson (technically a Faculty Fellow) because she’s awesome.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Either Walt Disney or Audrey Hepburn. They would have really fun personalities!

Stephen Dunlap (10th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? Good.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? Riding on the homecoming float.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I would just choose a casual day where we could just wear whatever we want.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I most identify with Forrest Gump because he seems like a nice guy.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Kadzis because he is one of my favorite teachers and swim coach.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? George Washington, because everyone seemed to like him.

Ben Connor (11th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It’s a great honor, and I’m happy that my peers think so highly of me. Unless I’m the joke candidate…then it’d be awkward.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? Probably walking onto the field with my mom. She’ll be proud of me so that’s always a plus.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I’d like to see a movement towards supporting Supervillain Theme Day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Maximus Decimus Meridius from Gladiator. I can think of nothing better than being a sword-wielding, vengeful gladiator.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Zimmerman as Homecoming Emperor. No explanation needed.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Genghis Khan. I mean we’re all related to him right?

Amaya Register (11th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I’m pretty excited. It’s a cool experience.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to walking through the field on Friday night during halftime of the football game.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Pajama Day because pajamas are comfortable and cool.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Lilo from Lilo & Stitch.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mrs. G. Grogan because she is so pretty and super nice!
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Probably Jesus because he seems like a good person to party with.

Karley Welch (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It feels great. I’m excited to do some of the activities that go along with it.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I am looking forward to the pageant. That’s always really funny. I remember being in the crowd freshman year and thinking all the games and answers to the questions were really funny.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Favorite TV show day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Lizzie McGuire. I used to pretend I was her when I was little. I feel like she pretty accurately portrays my lifestyle and I can relate to all the thoughts she has going on in her head that are said by her cartoon character.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Lisson for sure. He’s like everyone in the school’s best friend. He would be the best Hoco King out there (Christian Stark coming in as a close second).
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Jesus. He and I could have some good party conversation. He would know how to throw the best party.

Lolly Zimmerman (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I feel really loved and kinda cool, but I’m also super honored to be on court because I never imagined being picked for something like this.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? Definitely the pageant, every year it’s hilarious and looks so fun.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I’m going to be honest, you can’t go wrong with the classic twin day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Dory, from Finding Nemo, because I like meeting new people and I actually have short term memory loss.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Lisson because he is the nicest person to everyone, he genuinely cares about people, and everyone loves him.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I’d be down to party with Galileo because clearly he knows what’s up.

Kelsey Strott (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I’m so excited with the slight fear that I will trip walking down the field.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? Apparently student government has some “interesting” games planned for us. I can’t wait to participate in them!
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I saw “Denim Day” at another school, and I think that one would be super fun.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) from Rock of Ages because it would be a dream to 1) sing 80’s music in a movie and 2) to get to look like Julianne Hough.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mrs. Zavitz because who doesn’t love Zav? In all honesty, though, she is so deserving.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Thomas Edison because I know the party would be “lit.” (Sorry for the bad joke)

Grace Chapman (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I’m honored to get to represent my class in this way and a little nervous to be in front of so many people at the pageant and during the game!
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m really looking forward to the pageant—it’s always one of my favorite parts of homecoming week.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Movie Character Day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Belle from Beauty and the Beast because she’s independent, sarcastic, and just a little nerdy.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Ms. Trotter because I think it’d be hard to find a student at Wesleyan who doesn’t absolutely love her!
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Jay Gatsby because he threw some awesome parties—I know he isn’t real, but let’s just pretend.

Nick Eversbusch (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court?
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? The pageant. I’ve always enjoyed watching it and it’s usually pretty funny so it should be fun.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Pajama Day.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Truman from The Truman Show because I can sometimes be oblivious.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Lisson because he is annoyingly good at everything he does.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would party with Eve because I could tell her not to eat the apple. Then we would all be able to live in Eden and it would be sick.

Eric Panther (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It feels amazing and it makes me feel very special that my grade would choose me to be on the homecoming court because there were so many other guys that are incredible and just as deserving as I am. I hope to represent the class well during the week and going forward.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to playing all the games, and probably being forced to humiliate myself in front of the whole high school. I’m a very extroverted person who doesn’t get embarrassed very easily, so this should not be an issue for me. In fact, I’m very excited for the opportunity to hopefully make people laugh a little.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I have always wanted a Disney day, and there is! So up until this point that is what it would have been. I’m not going to do that though because that’s boring… if I could have any additional theme day, it would probably have to be everything Harry Potter. By this I mean you could be a dope broom with your hair going everywhere as the hay of the broom, or you could take it on the character route and be any character in Harry Potter.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I most identify with Captain Jack Sparrow because he clever, funny, and likes the water. Jack Sparrow is someone that at first glance looks like a character that everyone laughs with all the time because he’s hilarious, but if you look at some of his movie quotes, they’re actually smart and clever, which I can relate to.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would nominate Mr. Lisson to be the Homecoming King because he’s just an all-around good guy. He’s a freak athlete, an incredible example of how to live as a Christian, and someone who can reach out to any type of person. He’s a great example of what it looks like to be a leader to the school.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I’m stretching the boundaries a little bit with this question because I’m going to go fictional with this guy. I would like to party with Gatsby because if we’re being honest, who doesn’t want to go to a Gatsby party. Also, if you party with Gatsby, you party with everyone because everyone goes to his parties.

Sid Brendel (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It’s an honor to be recognized on the homecoming court.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to the games that we get to play on stage and having my mom as an escort to recognize her for all her hard work.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Dad Day, everybody dresses up like a dad.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Probably Rob Kimball in Hot Rod because he lives life to the fullest, and I hope to do that too.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Homecoming King would be Dawson Zimmerman because he is a bro. Homecoming Queen would go to Mrs. Stainback because she is the best/nicest teacher I have ever had.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? Gandhi, he seems like a pretty chill dude.

Patrick Ramsey (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? I am grateful. It is something I have hoped to get from seeing the homecoming court in past years.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I am most looking forward to embarrassing myself at the pageant.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? Twin Day. I guess I’m just biased.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars. He is very wise and well respected in the Jedi world, and he is the man.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? Mr. Paroli. I mean what else has to be said?
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would play a round of golf with George W. Bush.

Josh Cotter (12th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It’s really cool not only because it’s the last homecoming I will be a part of at Wesleyan, but also that my sister is on Homecoming court, too.
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I am most looking forward to walking across the field during halftime with my mom. I think it will be a cool moment which I will never forget.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I think that Pajama Day would be a good addition to theme days. Who doesn’t want to come to school in their pajamas? I think if I could sit through classes in pajama pants it would be more bearable.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I most identify with Hawkeye from Avengers because he’s a quiet guy who just does his job and tries to keep all the Avengers on the same page.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would definitely nominate Mr. Smith to be Homecoming King because he does so much for the school and in my life from being an XC coach to co-leading the senior boys Bible study every week.
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would party with Teddy Roosevelt because I feel like he would do just about anything if I asked him to.

 

Homecoming King: Eric Panther

Homecoming Queen: Lolly Zimmerman

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