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StuCo plans to include winter royalty court despite the change
With computers in hand, a group of StuCo representatives plan for the upcoming Winter Homecoming, lead by Student Body Vice President Preston Fischer. (By Olivia Peters)

In an effort to increase student attendance, StuCo is replacing the traditional Winter Homecoming dance with a trivia night. The trivia night will take place Friday, Feb. 2 at the end of an MV Productions themed spirit week. The traditional Homecoming Court will still be nominated despite this change.

Even with the recent snow days, StuCo Sponsor Faith Bilyeu remains confident in the StuCo members’ ability to plan and execute the event.

“StuCo looked at alternatives, gave the student body a survey, collaborated with admin, and in the end decided to have a MV Productions themed Spirit week,” Bilyeu said via email. “We are starting with nominating our Winter Royalty and ending with a Trivia Night after the basketball game.”

After dividing into small groups, StuCo representatives Logan Koester and Kenzie Johnson lead by Student Body Secretary Elly VanRheen discuss the details of WOCO with StuCo sponsor Tina Keith. (By Olivia Peters)

Student Body Secretary Elly VanRheen, who is leading the planning group in charge of managing community involvement for the event, anticipates more student involvement than in the past. 

“I think we’re really trying to make this something that people enjoy attending,” VanRheen said. “In previous years, WOCO was a very low attended event and there wasn’t a lot of involvement throughout the week. On top of that, the people who were a part of the court were not as excited about it as we would want them to be.”

Student Body Vice President Preston Fischer, who leads a planning group devoted to the execution of the trivia night, believes that even with the change students will be able to enjoy themselves at the event.

Enthusiastically discussing ideas, Student Body Treasurer Kate Pfeister discusses with a group of StuCo representatives in their early morning meeting. (By Olivia Peters)

“I’m definitely excited to see how the students react to it. I think we’ve got really good prizes for them to have and I think it will be a lot of fun,” Fischer said. 

VanRheen hopes that students embrace the change of the trivia night.

“I’m excited because it’s going to be something different,” VanRheen said. “I want people to make it their own and have their own spin on it so that they have fun, because we can provide this event but people are only going to have fun if they let themselves.”

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Quin Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Quin Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She will be exploring the roles of writer and designer for the newspaper this year. Outside of school, Quin crochets, reads, writes creatively and is involved in art. Quin is a member of several clubs at the school, including National Art Honor Society, Youth for Refugees, Women’s Empowerment, Scholars Bowl, Creative Writing Club and Model UN.
Olivia Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is senior Olivia Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She is exploring all roles this year: writing, designing and taking photos. Outside of journalism, she is president of Mill Valley’s SNHS, captain of the Color Guard, vice-president of Youth for Refugees and secretary of the Women’s Empowerment Club. She is also involved in NEHS, Model UN and Scholar’s Bowl. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys reading, working as a gymnastics coach, and playing dungeons and dragons.

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