Meet the cast: Homecoming court bios

The homecoming queen's crown and sash. Photo by Jacob Iwaniuk.
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Filippo Defrenza

Filippo is a freshman on the football team, and his favorite teacher is Mr. Moravek because he’s very funny and always likes talking about football and wrestling. His idea of a perfect date is chilling with a beautiful girl while watching Netflix and eating RoccoVino’s pizza with chocolate milk. If he could describe himself as a Starbucks drink, he would be a vanilla frappuccino with a caramel swirl. His favorite movie is “Finding Nemo”and his favorite food is RoccoVino’s Meat Lovers’ pizza. If he could have dinner with any famous person (dead or alive), it would be Paul Walker. A fun fact about Filippo is that he was born in Italy.

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Betsy Riley

Betsy is a freshman on the golf team, and her favorite teacher is Mr. Borczak because he makes learning fun. Her idea of a perfect date is watching a movie and eating popcorn at home. Her favorite movie is “She’s the Man” and her favorite food is popcorn. If she could have dinner with any person, it would be Will Ferrell. When she grows up, she wants to be a nurse. If she had three wishes she would meet Jimmy Butler, be able to look back on her best life experiences and travel to Ireland. A fun fact about Betsy is that she can do the worm.

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Cole Kilty

Cole is a sophomore on the football, basketball and baseball teams, and his favorite teacher is Mr. Hildabrand. His idea of a perfect date is to order pizza and watch Netflix. When he grows up, he wants to be an astronaut. His favorite movie is “The Blind Side,” and his favorite food is bacon cheese fries with fried chicken. If he had three wishes he’d wish to go into the NFL, be completely carefree and have more wishes. A fun fact about Cole is that his head is shaped like an almond.

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Kylie Melbourn

Kylie is a sophomore on the varsity cheerleading team and is a part of Peer Mediation. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Modelski because she made English fun and is always smiling. Her idea of a perfect date is going on an adventure anywhere. If she could describe herself as a Starbucks drink it would be a pumpkin spice latte because they remind her of fall. Her favorite movie is “A Cinderella Story,” and her favorite food is pickles. If she had three wishes she would wish for her dog to go to school with her, the ability to sing, and to meet Taylor Swift. A fun fact about Kylie is that she loves to wear earrings.

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Kevin Sindewald

Kevin is a junior on the soccer and baseball team, and is part of the finance club, BPA and the autos club. His favorite teacher is Mr. Kurfess because he’s always in the best mood and tells the best jokes. His idea of a perfect date is going downtown and then to dinner with his girlfriend, Cassidy. When he grows up, he wants to be a CFO of a major company. If he could have dinner with any famous person, it would be Bill Gates so he would hopefully pick up the bill. His favorite movie is “Kicking and Screaming,” and his favorite food is burritos.

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Cassidy Murphy

Cassidy is a junior on the soccer team and is a part of PALS and musical. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Modelski because she is understanding and caring, and Mr. Kurfess because he’s always happy and can make anyone’s day. Her idea of a perfect date is going downtown and walking around the city with her boyfriend, Kevin. If she could describe herself as a Starbucks drink, it would be a caramel frappuccino because she likes to make people’s day better just like they do. When she grows up, she wants to be a neonatal nurse. If she could have dinner with any famous person, it would be Taylor Swift so she could ask her who every single one of her songs is about. Her favorite movie is “The Last Song,” and her favorite food is her mom’s homemade mac and cheese. If she had three wishes she’d wish to work in a hospital in Chicago, become a soccer mom and make it through junior year. A fun fact about Cassidy is that her eyes change color depending on the color shirt she wears.

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Lawrence Torres

Lawrence is a senior on the gymnastics team, and is a part of NHS, Tinikling club (T-Crew), Cougarettes and marching band. His favorite teachers are Mr. Reyes and Mr. Kernats. His idea of a perfect date is a night out on the town, walking around and eating at a nice restaurant. When he grows up he wants to be a pharmacist. If he could have dinner with any famous person, it would be Kevin Hart. His favorite movie is “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and his favorite food is french fries. A fun fact about Lawrence is that he’s really into superheroes.

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Kylie Cosentino

Kylie is a senior on the varsity cheerleading team and is a part of NHS. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Kernats because he always makes her look forward to class, and Mrs. Spizzirri because she loves getting to intern for her. If she could describe herself as a Starbucks drink it would be a vanilla bean frappuccino. Her idea of a perfect date is to do anything with her boyfriend, Henry Pelesh. If she could have dinner with any famous person it would be with Julianne Hough because she is perfection. Her favorite movie is “Grease,” and her favorite food ice cream. If she had three wishes, she’d wish for a good and happy life for her friends and family, for her dogs to live as long as her, and to have an endless supply of ice cream. A fun fact about Kylie is that she has gotten first, second and third in state for cheerleading in the past three years.

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Kyle Bradley

Kyle is a senior on the football and basketball teams, and his favorite teacher is Mr. Donatucci. His idea of a perfect date is eating at P.F. Chang’s and seeing a movie with his girlfriend, Leah. When he grows up he wants to be a designer or an actor. If he could describe himself as a Starbucks drink, it would be a caramel ribbon crunch. His favorite movie is “The Avengers,” and his favorite food is pizza. If he could have dinner with any famous person, it would be Russell Wilson because he is his favorite quarterback. A fun fact about Kyle is that he loves to swim.

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Justine Ewald

Justine is a senior on the cheerleading team and is a part of band, Peer Mediation, NHS and Senior Class Council. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Kurfess because he genuinely cares about his students and their success. Her idea of a perfect date is watching “Friday Night Lights” while eating cherry cobbler. If she could describe herself as a Starbucks drink, it would be an espresso macchiato because she’s an energetic person who likes to share that energy with others. If she could have dinner with any famous person it would be Taylor Swift because she’s talented, humble and inspired her to learn guitar and start writing songs. Her favorite movie is “The Guardian,” and her favorite food is hamburger soup made by her wonderful grandma. If she had three wishes she would wish for there to be more time in a day, that summer would be longer and to have good health and live a long life. A fun fact about Justine is that she can waterski and wakeboard.

Ashley Jun

Ashley is the editor-in-chief and a senior. This is her third year on the Crier staff; she was the News editor junior year and an Et Cetera co-editor sophomore year. Her other school activities include tennis, badminton, BPA and NHS. She also works as a swim instructor at Water Works. In her spare time, she likes to read crime novels, bake desserts and watch Netflix.

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