Candidates selected for Homecoming court

By Courtney Minter

Josh Duden, news editor

As the bell went off on the morning of Friday, Sept. 23, the announcements rang over the intercom announcing the candidates for Homecoming king and queen. The new nomination system where only seniors voted on the candidates was implemented for the first time ever this year. Even though the senior class voted on the nominations, the entire school will be voting on the winners.

Members of MVTV woke the candidates up earlier that morning in order to give them the news before it was announced. Senior and queen candidate Rachel Mills said being woken up at 5 a.m. was not great, but overall the news was worth it.

“[Waking up] was bad because I couldn’t go back to sleep,” Mills said. “But, I wasn’t tired because it was for a good reason.”

Senior Margo Bradley says she is thrilled over being selected.

“I was ecstatic,” Bradley said. “It made me happy, and [the nomination] means the world to me.”

There was a tie among the king candidates, so instead of the traditional five, there is six in both the king and queen categories. Among the nominations for king is senior Devin Rudicel.

“I was really excited,” Rudicel said. “Homecoming is a big deal and I am glad to be a part of it.”

The winners of the titles will be announced during the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 7 at halftime. You can also see the candidates during the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 5 starting at 6:30 p.m.

 The following is a list of the king and queen candidates:

 King candidates:

 Anthony Bator

Connor Bickle

Zach Callahan

Rodney Hodges

Marcus Grant

Devin Rudicel

 Queen Candidates:

 Jill Applegate

Margo Bradley

Ashli Ezzell

Paige Hillebert

Rachel Mills

Brittany Zarda

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