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    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
    • Chapter 12
    • Chapter 13
    • Chapter 14
    • Chapter 15
    • Chapter 16
    • Chapter 17
    • Chapter 18
    • Chapter 19
    • Chapter 20

Congratulations to the 2019 homecoming court!

September 17, 2019

Sophia Boman

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Sophia Boman

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Sophia Boman: I’m a captain on the Varsity soccer team, I was a Link Crew Leader and I recently joined the Fencing club.

Z: If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?

SB: I would buy a new puppy—a laband I would go on a trip to Fiji, Atlantis, Iceland and the rest of the world.

Z: What’s your go-to dance move?

SB: You’ll just have to wait and see.

Z: What’s your life motto?

SB: Save a horse, ride a cowboy!

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

SB: It means a lot that people wanted me to be on it and it’s really fun to be able to embody the student body’s school spirit.

 

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Charlie Omodt

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Charlie Omodt

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Charlie Omodt: I  am involved in House Basketball, Baseball, being a superfan for the girls soccer team, student senate, and student council.

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

CO: It would probably be rice.

Z: What’s your favorite pick-up line?

CO: My favorite pick-up line is your eyes twinkle like the stars.

Z: Who’s your court crush?

CO: It’s a tough choice between Ian Alexander or my dance partner Lindsey McKhann.

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

CO: It is an honor and pleasure to be voted onto the homecoming court to represent the student body, it means a lot to me.

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Shay Vogt

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Shay Vogt

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Shay Vogt: I am on both the varsity cheerleading team and also the varsity game-day cheerleading team. I’m a captain of the varsity team. I’m also in Student Council and I’m secretary of Student Senate.

Z: What is your favorite ice cream flavor and where do you get it?

SV: Coffee Toffee Crunch from Ben and Jerry’s and I get that usually at Jerry’s.

Z: Who is your otp?

SV: I’m gonna have to say me and Will Swanda… Dated in seventh grade, so my one true love you know?

Z: If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life what would it be?

SV: I’d probably wear black because you can’t see sweat stains and it kind of goes with everything and it kind of goes with itself as well.

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

SV: Being on homecoming court it means a lot because it’s just like amazing someone would choose me to represent the school and that… people respect me and I have a lot of respect from people. Just knowing that I’m respected in the grade is really cool and getting on court it just means that like you’ve gained the respect of people and you’re someone that people enjoy being around.

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Monte Mahlum

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Monte Mahlum

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in? 

Monte Mahlum: Student Council, Student Senate, Mosaic, Twin Cities Youth rowing club, a couple church activities like church choir

Z: Do you prefer coffee, tea, or energy drinks?

MM: Coffee, I like the taste, especially if it’s iced. I’m a big fan of iced coffee.

Z: Who is your Court crush?

MM: That’s a tough question because they’re all very awesome ladies. I would say probably Ari Mashad

Z: If you could have any hairstyle, what hairstyle would you want to have?

MM: Neil Caffrey’s hair from White Collar. Along with his hairstyle he’s just super fashionable and his hair goes great with everything he wears.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

MM: It means that my grade thinks well enough of me to vote for me, which means a lot to me, it shows that people like and respect you.

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Claire Nelson

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Claire Nelson

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Claire Nelson: I am the treasurer of Student Council, I run a club called Hearing the Other Side, I was a peer tutor and a part of the JV lacrosse and hockey teams at our school, and I am also on the board of directors for Dream Adaptive Skating, which is a skating program where I teach kids who have disabilities how to play hockey.

Z: What grade would you want to go back to?

CN: Fifth grade was my peak – I loved fifth grade.

Z: What is the most overrated trend?

CN: I feel like—kind of being basic with VSCO girls—but I kind of feel like Hydroflasks are overrated because they don’t fit in the cupholder of my car.

Z: What is your favorite vine or meme?

CN: My favorite vine is “peanut butter baby.”

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

CN: It means a lot to me because it’s an honor and a great opportunity to spend time with new people. Also, it’s stressful because I’m bad at dancing.

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Benett Dykstra

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Benett Dykstra

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Bennett Dykstra: I am involved in Student Council, Hornet Connections, a bunch of rec sports like flag football, house basketball, and house soccer, also choir.

Z: Who is your favorite superhero?

BD: Iron man.

Z: What if your favorite pasta?

BD: Alfredo.

Z: If you could travel anywhere where would you like to go?

BD: Italy.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

BD: I think it’s a really big honor to have been elected by my peers and it’s a really fun way to represent the school.

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Elisabeth Meyer

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Elisabeth Meyer

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in? 

Elisabeth Meyer: Edina varsity competition cheer and varsity gameday 

Z: Who is your court crush? 

EM: Brady Evans!

Z: What disney character do you relate to? 

EM: Rapunzel!

Z: If you could go anywhere in the world and do whatever you want, where would you go and what would you do?

EM: I’d go to greece to enjoy the views.

Z: What does being on court mean to you? 

EM: I was honestly shocked to be woken up friday and told I was on court it was cray to think people thought of me as someone they would want on their homecoming court it means a lot to know I can represent my class and school.

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Will Swanda

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Will Swanda

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in? 

Will Swanda: I do varsity soccer, concert choir, and outside of school I’m in Younglife. 

Z: Does pineapple belong on pizza? 

WS: Absolutely not. There is no reason for pineapple to be on pizza. 

Z: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would you eat? 

WS: Lasagna

Z: What’s your spirit animal? 

WS: A Koala

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

WS: It feels good to know that I have respect from my peers and it’s also a cool example of leadership, as well as a cool opportunity.

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Emily McLeod

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Emily McLeod

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Emily McLeod: I’m involved in Concert and Chamber Choir, I’m on 212 Cabinet, and I’m a Peer Tutor at the Writing Center.

Z: What is your go-to karaoke song?

EM: “Black or White” by Michael Jackson because it’s got a lot of “heehees.”

Z: If you were to be arrested, what would you be arrested for?

EM: *Without hesitation* Arson!

Z: If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?

EM: I would buy a bunch of tree frogs and then a giant terrarium for them.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

EM: Being on court means a lot to me because it’s really cool to get to represent my class and it’s cool that my peers chose me.

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Blake Harris

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Blake Harris

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Blake Harris: I’m in chamber and concert choir, flag football, house basketball, and church activities

Z: What if your favorite food?

BH: My favorite food is pesto because it’s really good

Z: Who is your court crush?

BH: Claire Nelson because she is awesome!

Z: If you could pick any superpower, what superpower would you choose?

BH: I choose invisibility because I could do a lot of things without people knowing 

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

BH: It’s an honor to be voted on by my peers to represent my class.

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Sophie Vaillancourt

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Sophie Vaillancourt

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Sophie Vaillancourt: I’m the president of Student Council, and I’m also in multiple clubs, like Cookies and Coloring and French Club. I’m also a church leader at CPC and during the school year, I nanny.

Z: What is your favorite trend? 

SV: Socks and sandals. I love socks and sandals.

Z: What is your favorite vine or meme?

SV: I really like the one that goes “You almost made me drop my croissant!”

Z: If you could change one thing in the school, what would it be?

SV: Probably just how much gossip and rumors there are about everything and everyone, so just more kindness to be spread.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

SV: To me, it’s not really anything different than just a fun week and a way to show school spirit.

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Jojo Karos

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Jojo Karos

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Jojo Karos: At school, I’m in choir, and a lot comes from that. I’m in chamber choir and a lot of my friends are from choir. I’m also involved in some things at my church, some youth group leadership kind of stuff, and also I’m on the golf team.

Z: What is your favorite pickup line?

JK: I’m a big fan of the “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Because you’re an angel.” 

Z: What is your go-to dance move?

JK: The shoot is my go-to dance move.

Z: What movie describes you best?

JK: I’m a big fan of Horton Hears a Who, I guess that describes me because I’m curious.

Z: What does it mean for you to be on homecoming court?

JK: I am very happy that my classmates chose me. I think it’s a cool honor to be selected as someone that they like or respect.

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Amelie Black

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Amelie Black

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in at EHS? 

Amelie Black: I’m on student senate, mosaic, gsa, project earth, french club, 212, student ambassadors

Z: Favorite pickup line? 

AB: Um, I’ve never had to use one before. Maybe like, hey wanna go out with me? Can I redo that? Or are you from space cause you’re out of this world. But wanna go out with me is something that I’d probably say. 

Z: Favorite smell? 

AB: Clean sheets, when they come out of the laundry and they’re warm and smell good. I also love lavender. Actually, I really love like a bonfire. 

Z: Favorite & least favorite tv show?

AB: Favorite TV show is probably Law & order SVU or american horror story. Least favorite is pretty little liars.. I haven’t watched it but I just remember everyone was being really annoying about it.. 

Z: What does it mean for you to be on court? 

AB: I think it’s like a good opportunity to show leadership and lead by example and just show underclassmen how to have fun in the school.

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Miles Harmening

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Miles Harmening

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in? 

Miles Harmening: I play ultimate frisbee, I play the cello outside of school, and I play flag football through Edina. 

Z: Who is your court crush? 

MH: Lauren Busyn.

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

MH: Ok I thought about this already. I decided Moana because she has the best songs. 

Z: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life which song would you listen to? 

MH: If I had to choose right now, it would probably be Sugar by Brockhampton. 

Z: What does being on court mean to you? 

MH: I would say it’s an embodiment of Edina and what it means to be a strong student, not necessarily academically, but as a part of the community.

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Lauren Busyn

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Lauren Busyn

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Lauren Busyn: I’m involved in the choir, and I’m also involved in Edina Hornettes as well as Edina Dance Team.

Z: What has been your favorite trend of 2019 so far?

LB: My favorite trend is probably sweatpants because I feel like they’re coming back to be more common and I just like how comfy they are and I wear them every day.

Z: If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

LB: I’d probably buy a really big house and then travel somewhere cool. I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland, so I’d go there, and maybe get a house there.

Z: What is your favorite high school memory?

LB: My favorite high school memory was last year being in Current Jam. It was super fun because we multiple concerts and it was cool to get to know the upperclassmen as well.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

LB: It’s super cool to know that it’s from my classmates, my fellow classmates. I’m really excited to get close with some people that I haven’t always had time to hang out with and get to know so it will be really cool.

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Brady Evans

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Brady Evans

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Brady Evans: I am involved with different aspects of edina theatre and thespians. I’m also involved in the hip hop dance team and miscellaneous clubs like science club and other fun things like that.

Z: Why do you think you were elected to court?

BE: I would say my involvement in the school put my name out there, and just my outgoingness and willingness to work and talk with anyone.

Z: What song do you hope is played at the dance and why?

BE: I hope the song September is played because it actually falls on the 21st night of September, which is iconic.

Z: Are you more excited for this year’s homecoming than in previous years?

BE: I am more excited for this year’s homecoming than previous years because it’s the last homecoming I’ll have in Edina, so I gotta go out with a bang. 

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

BE: It’s really cool to be recognized by my peers as someone to represent the grade on the homecoming court this year and it’s truly an honor.

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Lindsey McKhann

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Lindsey McKhann

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in? 

Lindsey McKhann: Band, Model UN, Varsity Lacrosse, Mosaic, Tec.

Z: Who’s your court crush?

LK: Ian Alexander! Countryside pride.

Z: Favorite MUN country?

LK: Cote d’ivoire so I could unleash the power of the African Union.

Z: What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

LK: Basil, tomato and mozzarella sandwich on ciabatta with balsamic.

Z: What does being on court mean to you? 

LK: I’m honored to be chosen by my peers because I’ve never really seen myself in this light. I hope that I do a good job this week of bringing spirit and I don’t embarrass myself too much

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Ian Alexander

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Ian Alexander

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Ian Alexander: I have this club called Inventor Mentors that I’m super excited about. It teaches kids about electronics at Valley View Middle School every Thursday… I’m also in the Student Senate and a part of Hornet Mentors.

Z: Who is your court crush?

IA: Will Swanda probably 

Z: Is a hotdog a sandwich?

IA: No, a hotdog is not a sandwich because the bread is connected underneath, there’s a bridge there. I feel like there can be no bread on bread contact for it to be a sandwich. 

Z: What’s the best kind of rock and why?

IA: I’d say salt because salt organizes itself into a very unique crystal structure.

Z: What does it mean to you to be on homecoming court?

IA: It is an honor and a privilege to be on homecoming court. I’m very flattered that my peers want me on court. And I think they will be happy they chose me and Sophie once they see our dance moves.

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Ari Mashad

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Ari Mashad

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Ari Mashad: I’m a cabinet member of Mosaic, I’m in Student Council, and I’m also in band. Mosaic and Student council are really big in leadership, so I really like planning things and I like being involved in the school. It’s fun for me.

Z: If you were a homecoming spirit day, which would you be?

AM: I’d probably be denim day or pajama day, but most likely denim day because I love denim. I think denim goes with everything and it looks good.

Z: What is your favorite throwback song?

AM: Mr. Brightside

Z: What has been your favorite high school memory?

AM: I think last year’s homecoming week was probably my favorite. I don’t know why but I just had a really good time.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

AM: I was surprised when I made homecoming court, I’m not going to lie, but I’m really happy to be on it. I was really happy and surprised. I’m really happy for this next week and what’s to come, and I’m really happy to get along with the other court members.

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Case Winter

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Case Winter

Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Case Winter: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Nordic captain, Varsity Track, 212, Marching Band Quad Section Leader (drum line)

Z: If you could describe yourself as an ice cream flavor, which flavor would it be?

CW: Neapolitan, because I have a lot of different sides.

Z: What is your go-to fast food restaurant? 

CW: Chipotle and McDonalds, where I always get 10 chicken McNuggets with sweet and sour sauce. 

Z: What song hypes you up the most on a party bus?

CW: All of the Lights by Kanye West

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

CW: It’s pretty swag. It’s definitely an honor to be chosen by my peers, and I’m really thankful for this experience because I love the senior class of Edina.

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