Senior Homecoming court nominees offer advice on food, dress, and more

Homecoming is here, and spirit week is in full swing! Hear from some of the senior Homecoming court nominees about this year’s Homecoming and the advice that they have for younger Conant students.

Allison Pariso | Conant Crier

Allison Pariso

Where would you recommend people eat before the dance?

I would recommend Steak and Shake because you can get a shake and a quick meal for a decent price before or after the dance. I usually go after the dance and get a shake which is a great ending to the evening.

How do you feel about being nominated for homecoming court?

I feel very excited and honored about being nominated. I didn’t expect to make it on the court this year and was very surprised when I was notified that I was a finalist. I’m am honored to have been chosen for this role by a teacher and the student body. I’m excited to be a part of this experience and participate in the coronation assembly and the half time of the Homecoming football game.

Does this Homecoming mean anything special to you? Especially since it is your last one?

I have been a part of Student Council for four years and have always played a part in planning the dance, locker and hallway decorations. I will miss being a part of this experience and attending this dance, as it is my last one. However, I’m excited to spend time at the dance with my boyfriend and friends and think that this will be my favorite Homecoming.

Dylan Toth | Conant Crier

Dylan Toth

Where is the best place to buy outfits from?

When I buy dress shirts and pants, Kohl’s is usually my best bet! Compared to stores like JC Penny and high-end stores in the mall, Kohl’s has a wide array of colors and styles for a lower price. And sometimes you can score a 30% off coupon.

What are you looking forward to the most this homecoming?

I’m really excited for the football game! With this being my last Homecoming game, it’s bittersweet. Being in the stands with all my closest friends is such a blast, and I’m really going to miss the Friday night lights when I graduate.

Do you have any Homecoming traditions that you would like to pass onto the younger generations of Conant students?

Have a post-dance bonfire at either yours or a friend’s house. This is a great way to burn the energy that you have left over from the dance. And you’ll actually be able to hear each other when you talk, unlike the loud gymnasium!

Thomas Biernat

Thomas Biernat

Where would you recommend people eat before the dance?

Los Burritos Tapatios. Get the Steak burrito suizo with everything in it. This is the best food place in our area.

Does this Homecoming mean anything special to you? Especially since it is your last one?

This Homecoming is going to be a special one for me. It’s always my favorite time of the year, and I’m going to miss it.

Do you have any homecoming traditions that you would like to pass onto the younger generations of Conant students?

Don’t stress. Enjoy Homecoming. The years go fast.

Zachary Gold

Zachary Gold

Where is the best place to take Homecoming photos?

I enjoy going to either the Prairie Arts Center or the Library. I know many people don’t like to since there are so many people there, but I think it’s more fun that way, especially since you can take photos with people who aren’t going with your group.

What are you thoughts on the new “ticket” bracelets?

The light up bracelets will look cool at the dance, but too bad there isn’t one that matches my shirt…

Does this Homecoming mean anything special to you? Especially since it is your last one?

It’s weird to think this is my last Homecoming dance. Since it’s the fall, I haven’t quite started thinking about how this year is my last everything. I plan to enjoy every minute of the dance and every activity that I participate in this school year.

Masako Ito

Masako Ito

Where is the best place to buy outfits from?

Urban Outfitters because their clothes are simple but still really cute.

What are you looking forward to the most this homecoming?

Looking at everyone’s outfits and dancing with my friends.

Do you have any Homecoming traditions that you would like to pass onto the younger generations of Conant students?

Always participate in clubs and do Homecoming decorations. Lastly, dance all night and just have fun!

 

Cate Fitzgerald

Cate Fitzgerald

What are you looking forward to the most this Homecoming?

I’m looking forward to doing the sprinkler and shopping cart one more time before I graduate.

Where is the best place to take Homecoming photos? In school or do you have your own special place?

The best place to take pictures is at the Schaumburg Library or at the Prairie Arts Center. Taco Bell and IKEA are also popular places.

Do you have any Homecoming traditions that you would like to pass onto the younger generations of Conant students?

I think that everyone should just make going to Homecoming a tradition and personalize however they want! Challenging people to dance-offs is also a good one.

Valeria Moreno-Gamboa

Valeria Moreno-Gamboa

Where would you recommend people eat before the dance?

It all depends in what type of food you are looking for, but if it’s fast food, a good burger place that I love is Meatheads. Their Cajun fries are amazing as well. If you are looking for some sort of healthy food, I would pick Zupas because it has a great variety of sandwiches, salads and soups.

How do you feel about being nominated for Homecoming court?

It feels great to know that I’ve left a good impression about who I am and who I am aiming to be. I feel like I’ve tried to reach as many people as possible and all that work has been seen by someone.

What are you looking forward to the most this Homecoming?
Being a senior reminds you of the importance of enjoying every single moment. Homecoming is an activity that you are going to look back on and remember the great time you had. Mostly, I’m looking forward to making the best memories possible.

Keyan Mayginnes

Keyan Mayginnes
What is the best place to buy outfits from?

H&M because it’s cheap and has trendy clothing.

What are you looking forward to the most this Homecoming?

The friends I’ll see.

What are you thoughts on the new “ticket” bracelets?

I think the bracelets are a really cool incentive for getting people to purchase them because there is limited amount.

 

Amy Rodriguez

Amy Rodriguez

Where would you recommend people eat before the dance?

I would recommend going to YUME, because I personally love sushi, and it’s usually not too busy so it doesn’t have to take a long time before school dances!

What is the best place to buy outfits from?

I am a huge fan of shopping for clothes at Target–it’s super convenient for me because I live so close, and the clothes are usually really cute and comfortable.

How do you feel about being nominated for Homecoming court?

I am really excited about being nominated for Homecoming court. I think it’s a really cool feeling to not only be nominated by teachers, but also by my peers, and it makes me proud of what I’ve accomplished in high school.

Cole Albach
What are you looking forward to the most this Homecoming?

I’m looking forward to having a great time from the beginning of the week to the end of the week, but I’m most excited for the football game as we will be playing against our rivals.

Where is the best place to take homecoming photos?

In my opinion, the best place to take Homecoming photos is at the Schaumburg Library near Oberweis.

What are you thoughts on the new “tickets” bracelets?

I think that they are a nice, new twist to the dance that will provide a keepsake for students.

Michelle Zhang

Michelle is a junior at Conant Highschool, and this is her second year on the Crier staff. This year she is going to be the editor of the new Lifestyle section. During the school year she is on the golf team and the math team. Outside of school she loves to bake, read, and spend time with her family.

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