By: Delaney Chase
After much suspense during half time of the EHS football game against Northwestern on September 20, the Homecoming king and queen were finally announced. Homecoming at Eisenhower is a big event for the students, as the week is celebrated by spirit week festivities, a pep rally, and a Homecoming dance. Students enjoyed having a good time with friends and showing off their school spirit the week leading up to the big game and dance.
For many, being on Homecoming court is one of most memorable things about the high school experience. This year, the senior court had many great competitors, including, Patricia Bortz and Michael Abadie, Lilly Darling and Thomas Baran, Lindsay Finch and Josh Bortz, Rachel Frederick and Dakota Chase, Ashley Hall and Logan Jaquay, and Currie Hultman and Nick Jones. Underclassman court included, freshmen, Rayna Hultman and Austin Hannold, sophomores, Megan Strausser and Cole Chapman, and juniors, Ellie Strausser and Joseph Kingsley. After a week of voting and a great deal of suspense, Michael Abadie and Ashley Hall were announced Homecoming king and queen.
The Squire asked Ashley a few questions about what it is like to be Eisenhower royalty. Ashley was very happy and surprised to be announced as queen, “I didn’t expect to win. My mom was the happiest person there. She was so excited.” When asked why she wanted to be queen, Ashley responded, “I wanted to be a role model to little girls. It’s not about the crown because the crown hurt my head.”
The Squire wanted to know a little more about the Homecoming dance, from the perspective of our queen. She shared, “It was a lot more attention than I am used to, but it was a really fun experience.” Ashley told The Squire that being on court was a really good time. Some tips she has for underclassman who want to be queen, include, “If you believe you can do it, you can. Don’t take it too seriously, though, just go with the flow.”
Being on Homecoming court is a fun way to get involved in school, and this year was a new experience for all students, as voting took place online for the first time. 2019 Homecoming was a huge success, with a large number of attendees at both the football game and the dance. For more information on Homecoming week, check out The Squire articles written about spirit week, the football game, and the dance.