2015 Homecoming Court Crowned

Posted on October 16, 2015 by


Homecoming for the 2015-2016 school year has come and gone, which means that not only was the Homecoming court named, but so were the King and Queen!

The guys on the court were Josh Campbell, Jake Feick, Nick Hope, Mohammad Jalloh, and Sam Lerch. The girls on the court were Olivia Allison, Brianna Bowman, Hannah Brunette, Carly Decimbrino, Sophia Hadeed, and Bree Witman.

“I was at home sleeping, but I thought it was pretty cool that I was chosen,” senior Mohammad Jallohsaid.

“I was excited but mostly shocked that people in the school knew who I was and voted for me to be on court,” Carly Decimbrino said.

Three out of the five guys on court are on the football team, and two of the girls are on the cheerleading squad. Two guys play on the soccer team, and everyone else is involved with school activities with high hopes for their plans after high school.

“I was surprised that I was on court,” senior Sampson Lerch said.

“I was anxious hearing my boys screaming my name while they were announcing me.  It was hilarious,” senior Jake Feick said.

Due to a tie this year, there were six girls and five guys. The people who run homecoming every year chose not to add a sixth guy.

“It was unfortunate, but Heffner and Nagle couldn’t do anything to change it, so they did what they could. Also, Heffner and Nagle are the bomb,” senior Bri Bowman said.

“I feel like they should have added another guy to even out the court with the girls,” Feick said.

“Well, when I found out–I didn’t hear the announcements–but I heard from people who were in Sanocki’s class with me that I was on court. From that moment on, I was just very surprised and felt so lucky and grateful,” senior Olivia Allison.

“I didn’t even know I was in it until people were asking me about it,” senior Josh Campbell said.

The week of homecoming, each member of the court had the chance to make his or her own poster. This is to show off who they are outside of school and essentially to advertise themselves to win Homecoming King or Queen.

“Making the poster was fun, and I was happy to share who I was with the school. It was fun to make the poster and realize how many people I am thankful for in my life that I was able to put on it,” Allison said.

“I thought it was great that we each got to make our own posters that showed who we were and that the school got to see a glimpse of who we are outside of school and to see who was actually on court this year for the people who didn’t really know us,” Decimbrino said.

There were some changes to be made about the way the Homecoming court would be riding in the parade. The homecoming boys were to ride in one truck full of hay bales, while the girls were to ride in the other. Unfortunately, the day of the parade, it was raining, so the traditional Homecoming parade was cancelled.

“I was mad that it was cancelled, but it was raining, so there wasn’t much we could do about it.  I wish we would’ve been in the convertibles, not trucks,” Bowman said.

“I’m just mad there wasn’t a parade this year. I wanted it to be like last year, where the court got to sit on top of the cars and drive around in the parade. I would prefer the convertibles,” Campbell said.

“I was a little disappointed that the parade was canceled this year because that’s usually one of my favorite parts about homecoming week. I was also a little taken aback that they were going to make us go in trucks without our escorts this year,” Decimbrino said.

Walking onto the track with Josh Campbell was Bri Bowman; Jake Feick escorted Carly Decimbrino; Olivia Allison was escorted by Mohammad Jalloh; Sophia Hadeed stepped into the line with Sam Lerch by her side; and Nick Hope had the honor of escorting two ladies this year, Hannah Brunette and Bree Witman.

“We both weren’t about to walk with two people, so we decided to just be together,” Campbell said.

“It all happened so fast,” senior Hannah Brunette said.

“It was awkward, like how we had to walk in an arch with three instead of just walking straight,” senior Bree Witman said.

“It’s certainly not the traditional way, to escort two girls, but I didn’t mind,” senior Nick Hope said.

Although it was a cold and disappointing football game, the wait for half time was well worth it. The names and their escorts were called one by one, stating their school activities and their future plans. The loudest screams came after Jake Feick’s name was announced.

“I was hyped about it,” Feick said.

The air was filled with anticipation and excitement of watching the court walk on the track and waiting for the King and Queen to be announced.

“I was just excited to be out there and walking up there with Bri,” Campbell said.

“Standing on the track, I felt really lucky to have all of my friends and family there supporting me,” Allison said.

“I was really cold, so all I was mainly thinking about was putting on more layers, but I wasn’t really nervous,” senior Sophia Hadeed said.

“It was really cold, and I was nervous standing up there because I don’t like being the center of attention, but I was happy to be up there in general, and it was a good experience,” Bowman said.

“I was just thankful to be a part of the experience,” Lerch said.

Shortly thereafter, the names were announced over the speakers: “Your 2015 Homecoming King and Queen are Nicholas Hope and Hannah Brunette!”

“Some of my friends were telling me that I had a good chance of winning, but other than that, I didn’t think I would’ve won. I know a lot of people, though, because of all the different groups I’m in, like track and soccer,” Hope said.

“I was really surprised that I won! It was an exciting experience, even with a little rain,” Brunette said.

When the crowd clapped, flashes went off, and the Homecoming Court congratulated the two winners.

“I was just trying to enjoy my senior Homecoming as best I could.  I wasn’t really focusing on who would win, but when I heard Nick and Hannah’s names called, I was really happy for them,” Hadeed said.

“I’m just extremely grateful for being voted Homecoming Queen,” Brunette said.

As the Homecoming pandemonium starts to settle down and everyone returns to normal after the annual festivities, students will await next year’s crowning, hopefully done by this year’s winners!

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