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Homecoming Court Winners of the Decade

Haley Fowler, Staff

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The freshman, sophomore, and junior homecoming court was filled with a variety of different, diverse students. The winners ranged from athletes to band members.

The homecoming court winners for the junior class were Gracie Sears and Quinton Cappolla.

“She’s a cheerleader and she plays lacrosse, so she knows a lot of people,” junior Madisen Fell said about Sears.

Among the student body, people agreed that popularity plays a role in getting nominated. Students also said the people who campaigned had a better chance of winning.

“Quinton was very persistent; his determination won a lot of people over,” junior Nathan Hass said.

Quinton campaigned throughout the school in order to secure his win.

“Quinton came around to all the lunch tables and asked everyone to vote for him and Gracie, which definitely could have influenced votes,” junior Sydney Ehrlich said.  

Cappolla said his friends played a large part in his win, which he compared to a feeling “like I had just won the Super Bowl,” Cappolla said.

The sophomore class winners, Kennedy Hoge and Mark Petko both agreed they had a memorable experience as members of the homecoming court. During their pep rally performance, the music cut off before they could finish what they had planned.

“I was more mad than embarrassed…every time I listen to Gucci Gang, my heart drops,” Hoge said.

Freshmen Emma Hodges and Jacob Hass said their win surprised them.

“I was very surprised to win, but it was really cool to be chosen by my classmates,” Hodges said.

When students commented on what they felt mattered when they were voting on members of the court, several said the amount of campaigning nominees did made a difference when people voted.

“I saw people posting stuff on Instagram promoting the candidates,” sophomore Daniel Reed said.

Sophomore homecoming court nominee Serena Olson said although she thinks part of what matters is popularity, other things also make a difference when choosing the court members.

“It also has something to do with their ‘success,’ like if they are in band or sports, and extracurriculars like that.”

Hoge agreed with Olson’s assessment.

“I think I may have won because I know a lot of people, especially through volleyball,” Hoge said.

Qualities like likability also matter to students when voting.

 “I don’t know her that much, but I voted for Emma because I know she’s very kind,” Kenzie Meyer said.

Some students said that the amount of campaigning also made a difference when people voted.

“I saw people posting stuff on Instagram promoting the candidates,” sophomore Daniel Reed said.

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