Butler County Times Gazette
  • EHS announces winter homecoming candidates

  • There are 10 candidates vying for homecoming king and queen at El Dorado High School.
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  • The following candidates are up for homecoming king and queen, which will be announced Friday evening.
    They are:
    Nicole Smith
    She is the daughter of Christine Fisher. She is involved in KAY, Drama Club, band, choir, winter guard, art and drama. She has received two honorable mentions in scholastic and two rankings in regionals in a woman’s ensemble.
    Bailey Benest
    She is the daughter of Brian and Carrie Benest. She has been involved in volleyball, softball, Drama Club and Encore.
    Meghan Rhodes
    She is the daughter of Forrest Rhodes and Amy Houpt. She has been involved in band, Encore, drumline, softball, Drama Club and choir. She has qualified for State in vocal music and received a I rating her junior year.
    Alivia Dutcher
    She is the daughter of Brad and Anna Dutcher. She has been in KAY, Science Olympiad, Scholars Bowl, StuCo, NHS, World Cultures Club, softball, Circle of Friends, debate and forensics. She is a Shocker Honors Scholar, Kansas Honors Scholar, earned a letter in softball and was a national qualifier in debate.
    Andrea Valadez
    She is the daughter of Manny and Diana Valadez. She has been in basketball, cross country, track, softball, band and drumline. She has lettered in basketball, cross country, band, track and softball.
    George Vides
    He is the son of LuAnne and Manuel Vides. He has been involved in orchestra, Circle of Friends and Winter Park Music Festival. She was Student of the Month in December.
    Aaron Riffel
    He is the son of Brad and Dede Riffel. He has been involved in baseball, basketball and Jr. Ambassadors. He has lettered in baseball and basketball, earned 1st Team All AVCTL outfield and pitcher and honorable mention AVCTL basketball.
    Donavan Whitfield
    He is the son of Karla and Larry Whitfield. He has been involved in StuCo, cross country, wrestling, track, swimming and orchestra. He has lettered in cross country, swimming, track and orchestra.
    Samuel Haines
    He is the son of Vince and Melody Haines. He has been involved in basketball, cross country and track. He has lettered in basketball, cross country and track. He has earned state and league honors in cross country and track.
    Kyle Call
    He is the son of Matt and Pam Call. He has been involved in wrestling, football, baseball, KAY and StuCo. He has lettered in wrestling and football.
    This year’s winter homecoming candidates share the things they would like to be remembered for and lessons they have learned.
    Page 2 of 2 - They include:
    Nicole wants to be remembered for not being afraid to be different and always trying to make people smile. The greatest lesson she has learned is not to worry about what people think of you.
    Bailey wants to be remembered for her unique personality. The greatest lesson she has learned is to stick to who you are and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
    Meghan wants to be remembered for her sense of humor and bubbly personality. The greatest lesson she has learned is don’t let anyone hold you back from pursuing your dreams.
    Alivia wants to be remembered for her positive outlook on life and her sense of humor. The greatest lesson she has learned is don’t take life so seriously; it doesn’t have to be complicated.
    Andrea wants to be remembered for her sense of humor and always having a smile on her face. The greatest lesson she has learned is to always wear winter clothing in the lunch room.
    George wants to be remembered for his delightful sense of humor and charm, as well as his persevering work ethic. The greatest lesson he has learned is some things don’t come easily and to never give up.
    Aaron wants to be remembered for the positive things he has done. The greatest lesson he has learned is to ask questions; answers mean progress.
    Donavan wants to be remembered for how hard he works and how he tried to do his best in everything. The greatest lesson he learned was a little bit of effort can go a long way.
    Kyle wants to be remembered for serving his country. The greatest lesson he has learned is to make friends with everyone.

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