The royalty court poses together before the Monday pep assembly.
The royalty court poses together before the Monday pep assembly.
Addison Smith

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Royalty Candidates

FRESHMAN+COURT
FRESHMAN COURT
Carlie Ernst, Freshman
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What are you involved in?

“I am a cheerleader and I’m on StuCo.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Clearwater Beach Florida, I like the beach.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Ms. Russman.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A Clownfish”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The carnival”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chipotle”

What’s your favorite color?

“Pink”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Teleportation so I’m never late.”

Jefferson Johns, Freshman
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What are you involved in? 

“I play football.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Cancun, because it’s really tropical and warm.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Either Mr. Enright or Coach Wiemers because they both have helped me out with a lot.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A seahorse because they’re cool.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Probably the spirit day, Waikiki.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Jack Stack because they have really good food.”

What’s your favorite color?

“Blue”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Either super strength or teleportation, I could get to places really fast or move everything.”

Adriana Aguilar, Freshman
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What are you involved in? 

“Cross country and boxing.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Clearwater Beach, Florida. I like the beach.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Ms. Russman.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A Whale.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The carnival”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chipotle”

What’s your favorite color?

“Pink”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Teleportation so I’m never late.”

Eli Ables, Freshman
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What are you involved in? 

“Right now I’m just doing football.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“I like Colorado because I like to snowboard, and the mountains.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach Wiemers for sure because he’s a great guy.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A seahorse because they look cool.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The homecoming game.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Canes Chicken because their sausage is amazing.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“I’d like to fly because who wouldn’t like to fly?”

Kinsley Bump, Freshman
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What are you involved in? 

“I really wanna get involved in the OWLS club.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“I really like Florida because I like beaches and it’s really relaxing.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Mr. Jones, he’s always so happy and he has a really positive impact on all the kids.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Sharks, because they’re cool.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my friends at games and the events.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Doc Greens.”

What’s your favorite color?

“Purple.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“The power to fly because I could go anywhere.”

Quaid Lent, Freshman
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What are you involved in? 

“Football and FCA.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Mexico because I went with a bunch of friends and stuff and it was really fun.””

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach Mack or Coach Wiemers.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Probably a shark because you could ride it and they’re pretty big.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Buff Puff because that sounds really cool.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“McDonalds, it’s fast and it’s good and cheap.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Super speed because I could get around anywhere I need to be really fast.”

SOPHOMORE+COURT
SOPHOMORE COURT
Ashlyn Warren, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“I am involved in theater, choir and stuco”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“New York”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach V”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“An Angelfish”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Probably the carnival.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Olive Garden”

What’s your favorite color?

“Light Purple”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“To read people’s minds so I could always know what’s going on”

Garang Bol, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“Basketball.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Florida because of the weather.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach Ball because he taught me a lot of stuff about basketball.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A shark because it looks scary.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Buff Puff.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Buffalo Wild Wings.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“To fly so I don’t have to drive anywhere.”

Nora Brown, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“I do soccer, choir, theatre and Feminist Leaders Club.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Hawaii.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Dr V. because he tells stories and life lessons.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Sea turtles and pufferfish.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Football game and carnival.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Panera.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Teleportation so I would never have to be late.”

Cade Zimmerman, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“Football, Basketball, Track and FCA.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Seaside, Florida.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“My parents because they are both teachers.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Dolphins because they are really intelligent.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The homecoming football game because it’s always really exciting.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Surfing Deer in Seaside, Florida.”

What’s your favorite color?

“Green.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Super-strength because football would be a lot easier.”

Chandi Eskie, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“I’m involved in cheer, track and field.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“The beach because it’s just always been my favorite place to go as a kid, my favorite beach I’ve been to so far was Orange Beach in Alabama.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Either Dr. V or Ms. Singharaj because I feel like they both care about their students and know how to teach people well.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A dolphin.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“All of them, homecoming is always super eventful and my favorite time of year.”

What’s your favorite color?

“Pink and Orange.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Mind reading because you can learn a lot about people.”

Luke Zimmerman, Sophomore
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What are you involved in? 

“Football, Basketball and Baseball.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Colorado because I love the mountains and I love white water rafting.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Singharaj, she’s a great person and gives a lot of positivity.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A dolphin because they are super intelligent and fun.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Buff Puff.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Hibachi since they cook in front of you and the food is super good.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Super-speed because you could get wherever you want super fast.”

JUNIOR+COURT
JUNIOR COURT
Michael Grant, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“Soccer, Link Crew and Junior Committee.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Colorado.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Mr. Enright, he helped me get through freshmen year and grow as a person.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A shark.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chick-fil-A or Chipotle.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Flight, I could fly anywhere I wanted.”

Jameson Mangold, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“Choir, Theatre, Stuco, Link Crew and Junior Committee.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Hawaii, I think it would be so pretty.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach V. she teaches me not only lessons about school but life lessons.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A dolphin.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game, it’s a really fun environment.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Panera.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Flying so I could travel to places faster and go anywhere I want.”

Sherron Woodberry, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“Basketball, OWLS, StuCo, Junior Committee and Black Student Union.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Tangalooma Beach in Australia.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Dr. V, he’s a great guy.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Shark, people say they will attack you but sometimes they don’t.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game, it’s really fun being in the student section.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chick-fil-A.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Teleportation, it would make everything so much easier.”

Emma Yu, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“Tennis and Soccer, and I’m vice president of the Asian Student Union.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“California because of the beaches, and the weather is perfect.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Dr. V, he prepares you or college.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Jellyfish.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game, it’s cool being there with my friends and having fun outside of school.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chick-fil-A.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Flight.”

Jacob Zwart, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“Unified Bowling.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Florida.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Ms. Macy Carbajo.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Megaladon.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game and pep assembly.”

Ella Andrade, Junior
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What are you involved in? 

“OWLS, IPS and competitive cheer.”

Where is your favorite ocean movie?

“Aquamarine.”

What is your favorite seafood?

“Shrimp or sushi.”

SENIOR+COURT
SENIOR COURT
Karly Kimerer, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“NHS, Ms. Fret’s AI, Calculus BC.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Olathe Downtown Library because I see lots of bugs there and it’s calm.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Hank Green.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Japanese Spider Crab because they are very big and creepy and nobody knows how they got there.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“Spirit Days because I like to plan in advance and wear all my wigs.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Saki Lounge because they have amazing green tea.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“To talk to animals so I could start an army.”

Gabe Leathers, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“Science Olympiad, Scholars Bowl, NHS, Calc BC and Senior Committee.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“The Bahamas, I love the beach.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Mrs. Myers, I’ve learned so much in her class.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“The Goblin Shark because they are really weird and ugly.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game because I feel like everyone goes and it’s fun to see my friends outside of school.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Chipotle.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Super speed because I hate driving.”

Gabby Clinkinbeard, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“Cheer, Gymnastics, Diving, NHS, Science Olympiad, OWTV and Senior Committee.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“A Sea Turtle.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game.”

Ty Huber, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“Senior Committee, NHS and Ms. Frets AI.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Florida.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Mr. Luke because he’s a great guy and it’s always fun being in his class.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Hammerhead Shark.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The carnival and bonfire.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Mi Ranchito.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Super Speed because I could do so much more stuff in the day.”

Kolby Brown, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“Cross Country and Track, Choir, Theatre, Student Council and NHS..”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“I love kayaking and float trips.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“Coach V, she’s super nice and teaches me a lot about music.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“I think sharks are really cool and get a bad rep and they have really cool teeth.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The carnival, it’s so much fun.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“I really like Hibachi places.”

What’s your favorite color?

“Green, I think everything should be green, it’s the color of life and grass and trees.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“The ability to stop time.”

Sam Ables, Senior
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What are you involved in? 

“Football and woodworking.”

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

“Alaska because I love the outdoors.”

Who is your most influential teacher?

“McDonald, he showed me construction and now that’s what I’m gonna do when I’m older.”

If you had to pick a favorite ocean creature, what would it be?

“Blue Marlin.”

What is your favorite activity during homecoming week?

“The football game, the audience there is crazy.”

What’s your favorite restaurant?

“Raw Sushi.”

If you had one superpower what would it be and why?

“Invincibility.”

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Addison Smith is a senior and Online Editor for the Owl Post. This is her third year on staff, previously serving as a staff member. Addison is involved in Rho Kappa, Link Crew and Quill & Scroll. Outside of school, Addison enjoys hanging out with friends, making art and watching TV shows, her favorites including, “The Rookie” and “Community.” Addison is looking forward to advancing the print paper, furthering her photography and writing stories about the community. What Addison loves most about journalism is the ability to spread information to the public and the fascinating world journalism provides through writing and photography. 

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    Elizabeth TatchellOct 27, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Quaid is so hot

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