2018-09-13 / News

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Homecoming queen candidates, court announced


The candidates for Homecoming queen are (front row, from left) Madison Floria, Olivia Hughes, Sarah Hurd and Sydney Scott (Abby Bielby is not pictured); class princesses are (middle row, from left) McKenzie Alden, Andrianna Cope, Ashley Fitzpatrick, (back row) Natalie Willyerd, Kendal Newhart, Emma Cobanovich, Alexis Wisniewski, Nadia Clark and Makenzie Bauserman. Photo by Lania Rocha The candidates for Homecoming queen are (front row, from left) Madison Floria, Olivia Hughes, Sarah Hurd and Sydney Scott (Abby Bielby is not pictured); class princesses are (middle row, from left) McKenzie Alden, Andrianna Cope, Ashley Fitzpatrick, (back row) Natalie Willyerd, Kendal Newhart, Emma Cobanovich, Alexis Wisniewski, Nadia Clark and Makenzie Bauserman. Photo by Lania Rocha SWARTZ CREEK – Halftime at Friday’s Homecoming game will be a high-energy cavalcade of music and pageantry, with a highlight being the crowning of the 2018 Homecoming queen.

The five seniors who are up for the honor are Abby Bielby, Madison Floria, Olivia Hughes, Sarah Hurd and Sydney Scott.

The 2018 class princess court includes juniors Mckenzie Alden, Andrianna Cope and Ashley Fitzpatrick; sophomores Emma Cobanovich, Natalie Willyerd and Kendal Newhart; and freshmen Makenzie Bauserman, Nadia Clark and Alexis Wisniewski.

Here’s a brief introduction to this year’s queen candidates:

Abby Bielby, 17, is the daughter of Michele and Bart Bielby. She is a member of the Swartz Creek High School golf team. Her plans are to attend the Motion Picture Institute in Troy to become a film director. Her goal is to make movies that bring joy to her audiences. Abby expresses sheer gladness that “people enjoy me as much as I enjoy them. Growing up with everyone has been great, and I cannot wait to see what the future brings for all of us!”

Madison Floria, 16, is the daughter of Kelly and Mark Floria. She is a member of National Honors Society, Peers Who Care and Key Club. She also is athletically involved in varsity volleyball and is a four-year team member of the ARSENAL travel volleyball team. Her plans are to attend a university with an emphasis on business and continue to play volleyball at a collegiate level. Maddie says she is “honored and proud to be representing my class and my school.” She reminisces on the last three years and says her high school years “have been some of the best times of my life, I can’t begin to thank everyone enough.”

Olivia Hughes, 17, is the daughter of (mom) Lori Hughes and Michael Yanez, and (dad) Chris Hughes. She is a member of National Honors Society and Peers Who Care. She also is an athlete, participating in varsity poms and varsity softball. Her plans are to attend a university with interest in engineering and acting. Olivia says she feels honored to be “representing the class of 2019 and my school.” Her advice to others is to “always be kind and stay true to yourself and embrace others for who they are.”

Sarah Hurd, 17, is the daughter of Marla and Greg Hurd. She is the Swartz Creek High School National Honors Society vice president and a member of Peers Who Care. An athlete, she plays on the varsity tennis team. After graduation, Sarah plans to study youth ministry at Olivet Nazarene University. She shares that she is “overjoyed to be chosen by all of my peers and to stand next to some of my best friends! I am more than proud to be a Dragon!”

Sydney Scott, 18, is the daughter of Tonya and Ron Scott. She is an athlete on the varsity softball team and the swim and dive team. She also is secretary of the Swartz Creek High School National Honors Society and president of the Key Club. Her plans are to attend a university for eight years to pursue a career as a pediatrician. She then plans to have a family with multiple dogs and a goat. Sydney expresses “great feelings” about being nominated for Homecoming court. She says she is “honored and humbled, and it is a privilege to be on the court and represent my class.”

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