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Homecoming Candidates Q&A

Tyler Armer:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think I just know a lot of people through theater, especially seniors through theater. I mean, I am also a pretty accepting person, and I think a lot of people like me because of that.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: I love the dance itself, I am just such a dork for insane dumb dancing.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I guess it is my favorite thing to do, but I do this weird foot thing… I don’t really know how to describe it but it is fun.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Probably at some point!

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Emma Watson, for sure.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Freshmen year when I asked my friend Katherine: she received two letters like HO, then ME and so on and at the end of the day we had a rehearsal and at that point was just like, “hey, it’s me!”

Brock Arveson:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think it is mainly because I don’t really blend in with the mix of the Shawnee Mission East crowd–I kind of stick out.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: I have never been to homecoming, so I could not tell you. Although, yes I am going to go this year.

Q: Best dance move?

A: Probably just random movement.

Q: Will you be doing that dance move homecoming night?

A: I will most likely be doing random movement at the dance.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Stephen Hawkings, because he can’t dance.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Well, I was going to walk up to my girlfriend with my homecoming candidate crown on and surprise her, but somebody unfortunately ruined that and told her before I could.

Charlie Burkhead:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I am honored, but to be completely honest, it beats me. I have no idea.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Probably the after party– it is really relaxed and a great. As well as just the entire dance.

Q: Best dance move?

A: The whip

Q: Will you being doing that dance move on homecoming night?
A: Of course!

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Jennifer Lawrence because she is hot, relaxed, funny and I think she looks good in the Katniss costume.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: I dressed up as a bum, sat on a corner in Corinth Square and held a cardboard sign that read “reward for homecoming date” and she drove by.

Mike Bamford:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I would say that I am pretty active in the school–I am in a lot of clubs and activities: Stuco, sports. I talk to a lot of people and try to be as friendly as I can be.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Definitely the dinner, because I like eating, and I like food.

Q: Best dance move?

A: The pen drop. You bring one foot behind your knee, then you drop down to the ground and spin up like a spinner top.

Q: Will you be doing that dance move on homecoming night?

A: I plan on doing it at least once or twice.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: I would go with Oprah Winfrey. I mean she is Oprah Winfrey, why would you not want to go with her?

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: This year, I asked Lilly Flint. I got a bunch of firecrackers and exploding fireworks and put them in a circle around me. I had one of her friends blindfold her and take her outside and I lit them all off and when she took off the blindfold I was standing in the middle of a bunch of fireworks holding a sign that said “it would be the bomb to go to homecoming together.” It was cool because I was in all of the fireworks and everything and she walked over and said yes.

Kyle Baker:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: Well I think I was nominated because I am just generally pleasant.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part is the dance, I think that is fun.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I believe the sprinkler is the best dance move.I really enjoy getting down to the sprinkler.

Q: Will you be doing that dance move homecoming night?

A: You will definitely see me doing some sprinkling.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: I think I would have to say Betty White, I mean she is just a classy lady.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: The best way I ever asked to homecoming…I repelled off of their roof with a sign when they were coming home from school. It was fun!

Luke Ehly

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: Because I am involved in a lot of extracurricular activities and get along well with people.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Dancing with kids at the dance that you don’t normally hang out with. And also, the after party.

Q: Best dance move?

A: The dougie!

Q: Will you be doing that dance move homecoming night?

A: Yes probably.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: I thought hard about this one–not as a date, but Chief Keef Sosa just to have him at the after party. That would be funny.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Freshmen year, I decorated Chloe Stanford’s room with streamers and stuff–I thought it was really cool. We really overdid it.

Will Jaggers

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think I am a very recognizable person, and I have a lot of friends.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Probably the after party.

Q: Best dance move?

A: The whip.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Probably.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Ronda Rousey, because it’s amazing how she can be pretty after being pumched in the face so many times.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: I made a sign out of glow sticks sophomore year.

Charlie Jensen

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I am involved in a lot of different things at East with theater, SHARE, football and choir and everything. I think that a lot of it has to do with that I have a lot of different friends in a lot of different areas of the schools. I have different connections with people that some kids who aren’t involved in as many activities may not have.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: I really enjoy dinner, and just being excited with all of your friends and once you all get together it is always a lot of fun.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I’ve been told that I have a pretty nasty whip.

Q: Will you be doing that dance move homecoming night?

A: There is a good chance that will happen.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Probably, Candice Swanepoel. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel as well as the love of my life.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Last year I dressed up in the Lancer outfit and carried a sign into one of the Lancer Dancer dinners when I asked Emma.

Will Kost:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think I was nominated because…well I actually don’t know. I was surprised by it actually. I am involved in football and other activities, so that is how my name got out I guess.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Definitely eating dinner, because you get to sit around with your friends eating food, and I mean there is nothing better than eating food.

Q: Best dance move?

A: Definitely hitting the quan– I mean I am totally good at it.

Q: Will you be doing that move homecoming night?

A: I am not for sure, no… maybe not.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: I would definitely bring Blake Lively for sure.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Freshmen year. My nickname in middle school was Koaster Stroodle

Sarah Allegri:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I am perfect in every way shape and form.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Getting all dressed up and looking cute.

Q: Best dance move?

A: The Macarana

Q: Will you be doing that move homecoming night?

A: Yes I definitely will if I get an opportunity.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Shel Silverstein, because he is my favorite poet and just the best.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: I got asked today actually, and they wrote on a posterboard “on a scale from 17 to 38 how psyched would you be to go to homecoming with me?” and they played Trap Queen in the background.

Ana Calamino:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I was actually really surprised I was, but I was super excited. I think it’s because I am friends with a lot of diverse people. So that kind of gave me a wide range of people [to vote for me].

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: I like seeing everybody so dressed up–it’s different from the daily sweats and nike shorts you see at school. Just so happy to see everyone so dressed up and happy.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I will just have to go with the whip.

Q: Will you do that move on homecoming night?

A: Oh yes, definitely.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: James Franco, 100%. He is so nice looking

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: My sophomore year, Charlie Jensen asked me to homecoming. I was sitting in the lunchroom and Haney pulled me out and was like “hi, please come to the office with me”, and they told me I had been reported to the bullying website, and they told me of how serious of a matter it was. And they told me they would have to call my parents and expell me for a couple of days. I almost started crying I didn’t think I had been mean to anybody and I was freaking out. Then he told me to go wait in his office while he called my parents. So I went in his office and Charlie turned around in his chair and was like “homecoming!” and i said “oh i hate you!”. But it was very clever but almost gave me a heartattack.

Daphany Edwards:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I was nominated because I asked every single person that I knew to vote for me.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming would have to be the afterparty because you can take off your dress and your heals and just put on shorts and have fun in the backyard of somebody’s house.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I don’t have one–I guess it’s just like jumping and waving arms up and down. I personally don’t like dancing unless it’s uniform.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Yes I will be doing some random dancing.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: A lot of younger people will not know who this person is, but he is kind of famous in my eyes: Jay Anderson. I would definitely want to take him. He was mullet boy back in the day and just very attractive now.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: I was asked by my friend Warren. It was just a nonchalant question like “you know what would be funny? If we went to homecoming as if we were going to a funeral.” And I was like “oh my God, yes!” Then he asked me if I would go to homecoming with him and i said “please!”. It was perfect.

Brooke Erickson:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I would say that I try to make friends with as many people as I can and be nice to everyone and say hi to them in the hallway. Also a part of it is trying to get involved in as many clubs and things as I can and meeting people through that.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming would have to be getting ready and the pictures and everything. It’s fun to get ready with your friends and see everyone in their dresses and their makeup together. And everyone looks so pretty and it is just so fun to talk to everyone.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I would say the whip. I want to learn how to hit the quan, but I can’t say that yet because it is not my best.

Q: WIll you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Oh probably, you know. It will probably come out.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: I would probably take Zac Efron. I have always loved him, forever.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Junior year…well I dance super far out like 30 minutes away and so when I came out of dance Charlie White was standing there with a big sign and it said “Brooke, can I ask you a question?” And I just thought he was going to ask me to homecoming. And I walked up and he flipped it over and it said “Can I have a ride home?” And I was like “hey whatcha doing here? How’d you get all of the way out here?” He told me his mom had dropped him off and he needed a ride home and I mean I told him sure. So then the whole way home we didn’t really mention it, it was just kind of weird. Then when we got to his house he was just kind of like “okay thanks, see ya.” And then he walked up and opened his garage door and there was just like a huge banner and flowers and lights. It was just so funny and weird; we were driving home the whole  was and I kept thinking to myself “are you gonna ask me now? Or tell me to turn somewhere?”.

Jenna Householder

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think I was nominated for homecoming because I have some great supportive friends.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming is probably being picked up before the dance by your date because you’re all nervous and excited to see your date’s reaction.

Q: Best dance move?

A: My best dance move is the stanky leg.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: I will most definitely be doing it at the dance.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: If I could bring any celebrity it would be Michael Ealy because I’m obsessed with him.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: The best way I’ve ever been asked to dance was having my car filled with balloons, it was a struggle to drive home but it was so cute.

Chloe Kerwin:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I hope I was nominated because I’m an overall positive and nice person.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming is spending time with new and old friends and seeing what everyone is wearing.

Q: Best dance move?

A: Hands down the robot.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Definitely.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Bradley Cooper because he is so hot even with his perm in American Hustle.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: When Oscar surprised me with a vintage film camera and said “I couldn’t picture Homecoming without you.”

Cassie Roque:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I honestly think it is because I have so many great friends thought thought that I should be nominated to represent those people that usually aren’t represented. Just to show their support.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: Going to dinner before the dance, and eating with my friends.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I don’t really have a favorite dance move, so basically just standing in the corner.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Yes, I will be. I might throw out some moves though, who knows.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Bill Nye the Science Guy. I mean why not? He is a stud.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: This year my date wrote it on a cake and gave it to me at work. I thought it was the sweetest thing.

Chloe Stanford:

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: I think I was nominated because I have a lot of different friends from different parts of the school; like from Harbinger and swimming and SHARE and all that.

Q: Favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming is probably the after party just because it’s at the end of the night and everyone is together and having a good time.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I pretty much just run around and jump around and sing.

Q: Will you be doing that move on homecoming night?

A: Yes I will. That is what I will be doing.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A: Leonardo DiCaprio for sure.

Q: What is the best way you have ever asked somebody to homecoming?

A: Freshmen year I came home from my friend’s birthday party and I came into my room and the lights were off and when I turned them on my room was completely decorated and it was awesome. Luke Ehley asked me. There was balloons and streamers and I was just so excited.

Hannah Eldred:

 

Q: Why do you think you were nominated?

A: It was such an honor to be nominated, it made me so happy to know that my fellow classmates voted for me. I think that is it important to be involved in as much as you can be at East. I also try to be really nice to everyone around me because you never know what they are going through.

Q: What is your favorite part of the dance?

A: My favorite part of homecoming is going to the dance and seeing everyone.

Q: Best dance move?

A: I would have to say my best dance move is definitely the wop.

Q: If you could take any celeb to homecoming who would you take?

A:: Chace Crawford.

Q: What is the best way you have ever been asked to a dance?
A: Truly I can’t pick just one, because every time i’ve been asked has been a thouhtful surprise.

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