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  • Homecoming Court
    • Ryan Hunt
    • Matt Cavanagh
    • Louie DuPont
    • Meredith Buenz
    • Will Leach
    • Anna Lonnquist
    • CeCe Little
    • Alex Zykova
    • Evelyn Adams
    • Luke Jessen
    • Grace Daly
    • Mia Scalia
    • Clara Bils
    • Shea Crowley
    • Jack Strouts
    • Thomas Tuchenhagen
    • Kevin Delaney
    • Peter Rock
    • Sam Aslesen
    • Kiki Miller

Congratulations to the 2018 homecoming court!

September 18, 2018

Ryan Hunt

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Ryan Hunt: I’m a soccer manager for the Edina girl’s team, and I play floor hockey and soccer.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

RH: Firstly, I think it’s really awesome that I’m in it, secondly, it’s just cool.

Z: What do you think is the best place to hide from a bear?

RH: In Ohio.

Z: What is your least favorite fruit and why?

RH: Squash, because I’ve never tasted it before.

Z: If you had to live with only a tent anywhere in the world, where would it be?

RH: I would live in Eden Prairie.

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Matt Cavanagh

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

MC: I play football, I run track, I sing at church in the church choir, and I counsel at camp.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

MC: It’s exciting to be able to represent the student body and it’s a fun time to meet some good people at this school

Z: If you could take anybody on court to an actual courtroom, who would you take and why?

MC: Jack Strouts because his dad is the best lawyer I know.

Z: Which spirit day represents you the most?

MC: Jersey day for sure, because I have a lot of jerseys

Z: If you could get in a fight with any student at the school dance who would it be?

MC: Quinn Carroll, because I’d beat him up.

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Louie DuPont

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Louie DuPont: Lacrosse, student section leader, and an avid member of Grill Club.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

LD: It’s a cool thing to be voted by the people and I get to show off my cool dance moves at the coronation so that’s a bonus.

Z: Who’s your court crush?

LD: Kevin Delaney.

Z: What’s your favorite pizza topping?

LD: Can’t go wrong with pepperoni.

Z: Starbucks or Caribou?

LD: Starbucks.

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Meredith Buenz

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Meredith Buenz: Student Council, Model UN, Concert Band Trumpet Player, and Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Shoppe Employee.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

MB: It’s an honor for my class to pick me to represent them and I feel so respected by them. It’s just really fun because we get to hype everyone up all week.

Z: What is your best high school memory so far?

MB: The marching band trip to Branson, Missouri in my junior year was really fun. We went to this place and everyone else was riding a mechanical bull and it was just really funny.

Z: If you had one day to live, where would you go, what would you do, and who would you do it with?

MB: I would go to London and just walk around all day exploring, eat some good food, some seafood (not fish and chips). I would be with my closest friends and my family and we would just have a really good time. I would wake up really early and stay up really late because it’s my last night alive, ya know?

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Will Leach

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Will Leach: I am the Varsity girls soccer manager, and this year I’ll be doing DECA.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

WL: It’s kinda funny. I don’t know.

Z: Who is your court crush?

WL: Louie DuPont. He’s a cutie.

Z: What’s your favorite emoji?

WL: The satisfied emoji.

Z: What was your most embarrassing moment?

WL: This past weekend I was talking in front of 400 people and I made the mistake of not writing a script.

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Anna Lonnquist

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Anna Lonnquist: I’m involved in tennis so I’ve done that throughout high school, I’m a writer for the yearbook and I’m one of the writing editors this year, I’m a tutor at the Writing Center here at school, and last spring I tried ultimate which was fun, but I don’t know if I’ll do it again. I’m also a leader at my church.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

AL: For me, I would say being on court is a positive thing that shows our school coming together and being unified for a fun week of activities and then finished off with the dance.

Z: What is your favorite snack?

AL: I would say for junk food snacks, probably Doritos.

Z: Best childhood memory?

AL: My first cousins live in London and every summer they’d visit us here in Minnesota and we would go to my grandparents’ house up North on the Lake which was really fun.

Z: Favorite throwback song?

AL: Wannabe [by the Spice Girls].

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CeCe Little

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

CeCe Little: Model UN, tennis, lacrosse, 212 Cabinet, Whigrean Photography Editor, and Grill Club.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

CL: It’s really exciting that I get to be with such a fun group of people from our school that are super well respected.

Z: Which Disney character do you embody?

CL: Rapunzel.

Z: Pancakes or Waffles?

CL: Waffles.

Z: What’s your go-to dance move?

CL: The Milly rock.

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Alex Zykova

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Alex Zykova: I am in EHS thespians and drama club.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

AZ: I am surprised that people would want to see me on homecoming court. I really didn’t think I had that many friends.

Z: Who is your court crush?

AZ: Clara Bils. If you know Clara then you know that she is one of the coolest people ever.

Z: What is your most used emoji?

AZ: This is embarrassing but the one with the tongue out and the eyes are like triangles because I never take myself seriously

Z: What is your dream job?

AZ: Either bring on Broadway or being a criminal profiler.

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Evelyn Adams

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Evelyn Adams: I run varsity track and field, I play varsity hockey, I take piano lessons from a piano studio and I compete at a competitive level. I’m in concert choir, I’m in a band and we perform sometimes like at the homecoming bonfire—shoutout to everybody that came, it was really fun!

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

EA: It’s a really big honor to know that I’m seen in a good light by a lot of people, and I just like to be able to represent the student body well and I think that it’s really fun. But yeah, I’m most of all just happy that I have people that respect me and I have mutual respect for them.

Z: If you could get an actor to play you in a movie, who would it be?

EA: Probably Ryan Gosling, he’s, first of all, so cute, and he learned jazz for La La Land in a few months which is really hard to do. So he’s really talented, he’s really attractive, so yeah, I just really love Ryan Gosling.

Z: What color describes your high school years?

EA: I think it’s kind of obvious but kelly green because that’s a) my favorite color b) the color of the Edina Hornets, and also I just really enjoy Edina’s school spirit and the respect that we have school-wide. So yeah, I think green is a good color to describe the good times I’ve had in high school.

Z: If you could eliminate one word from the world, what would it be?

EA:  Maybe “boredom” because then you can never be bored, and there’s always something to do and there’s always something else to do with your life and do for other people.

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Luke Jessen

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Luke Jessen: I run cross country and track.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

LJ: It’s exciting, you know. It’s a great group of people and I’m excited to be a part of it.

Z: What’s your favorite throwback song from your childhood?

LJ: Oh, man. Oh, man. Jeez. That’s a loaded question right there…The Drake and Josh theme song. Definitely the Drake and Josh theme song.

Z: What are you most looking forward to at homecoming?

LJ: I’m excited for the game. I think it’ll be fun to be out there cheering people on and getting rowdy with Edina!

Z: If you were a Disney character, who would you be?

LJ: That’s another loaded question right there. How about that crab guy in the Little Mermaid? Sebastian? Yeah, probably him.

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Grace Daly

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Grace Daly: I’m one of the head editors of the yearbook, I’m a part of student council, I play house volleyball and soccer, and I pick up random things here and there—I created Zumba club which is not an official Edina High School club but it’s still pretty fun for me.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

GD: To me, it’s really exciting because I’ve looked up to so many people that have been on court in the past and it’s just really exciting that I got voted by my classmates and it means a lot to me.

Z: What’s your favorite song to jam out to while driving?

GD: There’s a different variety of songs I’d say. It depends if I want to go old school—old school as in like 2012. I feel like an all-time go-to is “Good Feeling” by Flo-Rida.

Z: What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?

GD: I’ve had some really good ones but I really liked being a tourist a few years ago because I had a lot of accessories like a map, and binoculars and all of this stuff. But also some of my elementary school ones got me going. I was a hippie and I had a long blonde wig with beads in it and peace sign everything.

Z: Starbucks or Caribou?

GD: Starbucks.

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Mia Scalia

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Mia Scalia: I’m in Soccer, Mock Trial, Model UN, Link Crew, and Band.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

MS: To me, being on court means representing the fun week. The whole school is excited about it so you’re rallying everyone!

Z: Who’s your court soulmate?

MS: William Leach, because any man with posture like that is destined for me.

Z: What’s your dream vacation?

MS: I would go to a ton of different places in Europe, stay in hostels, and backpack around the country. I haven’t been to Paris yet, which sounds cliché, but I would go to Paris first and hit all the major countries, maybe find some hidden gems.

Z: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

MS: I work at Caribou, and there’s a screen that says the name of the person you’re supposed to call when the order’s ready, but when there’s no name, it says memo. I’ve called out ‘mee-mo’ like 50 times and then all my coworkers make fun of me for it.

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Clara Bils

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Clara Bils: This is my second year being an Ultimate Frisbee captain. I am the president of Veggie Club, I am in concert band, I am a Link Crew leader, I work at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and that’s about it. Oh yeah, and I take classes at the [University of Minnesota] through PSEO.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

CB: It makes me happy because I’ve definitely learned how to come out of my shell and be myself throughout high school and I think it’s an affirmation that I’m doing something right, so it feels pretty good.

Z: What is your favorite spirit day and why?

CB: I think disco is my new favorite spirit day because people are always going to get disco and ‘80s confused but it’s a good conglomeration of what people want to wear and it’s sparkly.

Z: Who is your court crush?

CB: Court crush?! Uh…definitely Alex Zykova.

Z: What is your favorite pick up line?

CB: How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. It’s not really a pick up line, maybe more of an introduction line.

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Shea Crowley

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Shea Crowley: I’m in competition cheer, JV Ultimate, Student Council, Link Crew, concert and chamber choir, and I’m pretty involved with CPC.   

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

SC: It’s really exciting that my peers view me as someone who can represent the school and it’s just exciting that I get to participate in all the activities full-out this week.

Z: Dogs or cats?

SC: Dogs.

Z: Favorite throwback jam from when you were younger?

SC: Rockstar by Hannah Montana.

Z: If you could fill a pool with anything, what would you fill it with?

SC: I don’t want to do a basic answer like chocolate pudding or jello, you know? That’s just what comes to mind….Oh! Sour gummy worms.

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Jack Strouts

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Jack Strouts: I’m involved in Soccer, that’s pretty much it: Edina Varsity Soccer.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

JS: It’s a great experience, it’s fun, it’s something different, and it’s an honor.

Z: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

JS: Ooh, uh, Mint Chocolate Chip.

Z: What’s your favorite pick-up line?

JS: My favorite pick-up line…um, ‘did it hurt?’ And then she says, ‘what?’ And then I say…’when you fell from heaven?’

Z: What’s your dream job?

JS: My dream job is to be the owner of a professional sports team.

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Thomas Tuchenhagen

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Thomas Tuchenhagen: I am involved in ultimate frisbee, swimming, and Model UN.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

TT: Being on homecoming court is really cool because it’s a big tradition in Edina and it will be super fun.

Z: If you could permanently destroy a food forever, what would it be?

TT: Greek yogurt, because it smells horrible.

Z: What is your favorite snack?

TT: Cliff Bars.

Z: Who is your court crush?

TT: Will Leach.

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Kevin Delaney

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Kevin Delaney: I’m managing the girls’ soccer team right now, I play hockey and tennis in the spring, I do Link crew and business club as well, and concert choir too.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

KD: I think it’s really an honor to be selected by my peers, to have this opportunity to dance in front of the whole school and just be what embodies Edina.

Z: If you could only eat one food for a week which would it be?

KD: I gotta say burritos.

Z: Where is one place you would like to travel in the world?

KD: I say the Swiss Alps.

Z: What’s your favorite superhero?

KD: I gotta go with Batman.

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Peter Rock

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Peter Rock: Jewish Culture Club.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

PR: I’m excited to leave it all on the floor at coronation.

Z: Who would win in a fight: taco or hotdog?

PR: If the taco is hard shell, the taco wins. Soft shell taco, I take the hot dog.

Z: Who’s your court crush?

PR: My court crush is Luke Jessen. He can really dance.

Z: Does pineapple belong on pizza?

PR: Yeah, definitely.

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Sam Aslesen

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Sam Aslesen: I’m involved in Model UN, band, and student council.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

SA: To me, it means throwing it back to Doc Loc when he talked about upholding a legacy and making sure to pass on that legacy.

Z: Which Disney character do you embody?

SA: I don’t know, I like Piglet. Is he even Disney? I think technically yeah, so we’ll go with it.

Z: If you had one day left to live, where would you go and with who?

SA: I would probably go to New Zealand and I’d probably go with my brother.

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Kiki Miller

Zephyrus: Which activities are you involved in?

Kiki Miller: I’m in gymnastics, synchronized swimming, band, and I’m a link crew leader. I’m also on student senate and am a church leader for a group of eighth-grade girls on Wednesday nights.

Z: What does being on homecoming court mean to you?

KM: It means showing school pride and school spirit, and having a bunch of fun out there. Really it’s about bringing the school together with a couple different events.

Z: Who is your court crush?

KM: Will Leach, because if you just look at him he’s really hot. That’s all I can say.

Z: What is your spirit animal?

KM: A disco ball.

Z: Who would you want to play you in a movie?

KM: Gru from Despicable Me. Or someone who can do a Gru accent, but looks like me.

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1 Comment

One Response to “Congratulations to the 2018 homecoming court!”

  1. Colleen McMahon on September 19th, 2018 6:31 pm

    The variety of inquiries for the homecoming court
    Competitors is clever and entertaining.
    Enjoyed reading them

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