A handful of people at New Haven High School, especially the candidates, are preparing for this year’s 2018 Homecoming on February 16. The dance will be held right after the varsity basketball game, which starts at 6 P.M.
The candidates are made up of 3 boys and 3 girls from both of the junior and senior classes. The junior class boy candidates are Christian Paterson, Russell Pinnell, and Trenten Kormeier. The junior class girls are Diana Ribera, Kamryn Poe, and Makenzie Munsinger. The senior class boy candidates are Nathan Ford, Devin Buchheit, and Cody Stanley. The senior class girls are Lacie Grater, Hannah White, and Sarah McKernan.
Christian Paterson, a junior class candidate, was asked if he was surprised when he found out he was nominated. His response: “A little bit, but everyone said they nominated me to be a candidate after the voting was done.”
Kamryn Poe, another junior class candidate, was asked if she was nervous to walk down for the coronation. She simply said, “I am very nervous. I only hope Trent can keep me from walking too fast or falling down.”
Some people may think that the title of Homecoming King or Queen is meaningless, but not to Cody Stanley, a senior class candidate.
“I’m not [going to] say they are meaningless. I personally don’t like losing anything that’s a competition,” he stated.
Diana Ribera, another junior class candidate, was also asked if she was nervous to walk down for the coronation. She gave us the response, “Yes! I mean, I'm a cheerleader and I cheer for the girls and boys for the game, but I don't know why I'm getting so nervous to walk down the court. I'm also nervous because I'm short, and even if I wore heels, my partner is still slightly taller. I told him that if I fall and he doesn't try to catch me, then we are both going down.”
Even though Homecoming seems to be a long ways away, there’s only a short amount of time left. Good luck to all candidates!