Homecoming: Meet The Queen Candidates

Learn About Top 11 Homecoming Court

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Secaida, Lilly Utz, MaryPaige Miller, Christiany Miller, Chloe Stachowski, Ella Bartkoski, Vincenza Occhipinto, Sofia Cascone, Sydney Peck, Suzie Silvio, Eva Boone

 

 

Ella Bartkoski

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

Leadership, National Honor Society, Student Council, HowToLife, Adaptive PE

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom. She has been my biggest supporter through out my whole life. She is the person I inspire to be when I grow up. She is the most kind, selfless person I’ve ever met.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

BE CONFIDENT!!! You are going to do so many incredible things through out the next few years. Don’t stress over the little bad things because there’s so many greater things to come. I am so incredibly proud of you and everything you have accomplished.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Winning state for cheer my freshman year

What are your plans for after high school?

Go to college (hopefully Arkansas)

 

 Eva Boone

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

I have been involved in Staley varsity cheer for four years and captain for one year and NHS for one year.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration is my brother Trenton; he is fighting for his life every day with cancer. Even when there are rough days and he wants to stop he just keeps pushing through no matter what.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

Don’t be so shy, and continue making new friends no matter how scared you might be.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Traveling all summer with my best friends Kaci, Jordan and Emily.

What are your plans for after high school?

I want to attend Auburn or Clemson University to hopefully major in business and marketing.

 

Sofia Cascone

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

I am a four year member and two year captain of the Staley Emeralds Dance Team. I am involved in Leadership. I’m Student Council Secretary, Diversity Council, and I dance at Priscilla and Dana’s School of Dance.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration is definitely my mom. She is the most selfless person I know and my biggest supporter. She’s shown me what grit is and how to never give up, how to always respect others, the importance of relationships and how to be the best version of myself I can be.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

A few things I’d tell my freshman self is to always be confident in who I am and what I bring to the table. Positivity is contagious. Kindness matters always. Be yourself. Don’t sweat the petty stuff. Always take the high road.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

So far, the best thing I’ve checked off my bucket list would have to be zip lining 1,400 feet over a canyon in Colorado.

What are your plans for after high school?

My plans after high school include pursuing an undergraduate degree from a four year university and dancing for their dance team.

 

Christiany Miller

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

tennis , track , beta club , diversity club , leadership , stucco

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My grandma because she’s always taught me to be genuine and true to myself no matter what, and I just love her so much.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

Be more outgoing and be involved within the school because being involved makes high school way more fun.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Road tripping to different states and seeing cool places with my family

What are your plans for after high school?

To go to college and study social work, psychology and or criminal law. It is undecided where I am going to school

 

 

MaryPaige Miller

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

Cheer, basketball, Leadership, student council, NHS, BETA, Freshman mentor program and Younglife

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My older brother because he has a lot of advice and knowledge to give. He is overall a very good kid and hard working; I admire him.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

To take in every moment because high school goes by so fast.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Won state

What are your plans for after high school?

Go to college and study predentistry in order to become a dental hygienist

 

Vincenza Occhipinto

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

I’m involved in choir, and I’m also an AVID peer mentor. Outside of school I spend a lot of my time babysitting and tutoring.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I honestly can’t pick one because all of the women in my life inspire me. My mother, grandmother and sisters play a big role on me, and each of them teach me so many different life lessons so I can be the best version of myself.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

One thing I would tell my freshman self is get involved, get out, make new friends and don’t take any of the time you get in these short four years at school for granted.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

The best thing I think I have checked off my bucket list would be riding the world’s tallest skycoaster (ripcord) on a family trip to Florida.

What are your plans for after high school?

My plans after high school are to attend Northwest Missouri State and study prenursing.

 

 

Sydney Peck

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

I am involved in soccer, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Band, HOSA, Beta club, NHS, and I referee soccer on weekends.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents are my biggest inspiration in my life as they have helped to shape me to the person who I have become today, and I cannot thank them enough for that.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

I would tell my freshman self to get more involved and take more chances. High school is the time to try new things and discover what you are passionate about.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

The best thing I have checked off my bucket list is that I have traveled outside of the country.

What are your plans for after high school?

I plan to attend college and study to obtain a career in the medical field.

 

 

Suzie Silvio

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

Tennis, volleyball, track and field, play piano, play guitar, NHS, Beta club, HOSA club, student council, leadership and Stuco Vice President

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration is my mom, and I know that is probably a basic answer. But my mom truly is my hero. She has the sweetest heart anyone could ever have; she always puts herself before everyone else and is so wise about every situation I may get myself into. My mom always gives me the best advice, and she really inspires me every day to be the best I can be!

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

One thing I would tell my freshmen self is to not be so worried about what others think of you. Stay true to yourself always and remember what really matters in life.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

The best thing I have checked off my bucket list is probably going on a cruise with my family, and getting to swim with dolphins.

What are your plans for after high school?

My plans for after high school is to attend college, which I am undecided where right now, and then in college hopefully study music and try to expand my love for that.

 

Chloe Stachowski

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

I’m involved in Choir at school, and I play Club Volleyball outside of school. I’m also in the NCAPS Medicine and Healthcare strand.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom. I had a rough childhood growing up with my brother. No matter what roadblock there has been, my mom has been there every step of the way. She worked three jobs just to support us. Anytime I have an issue she tells me if and when I’m in the wrong. Even if it hurts my feelings. She supports me in everything I’m a part of. She’s so incredibly beautiful inside and out. I can only hope to be half the woman that she is.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

Stop wasting your time and energy on people who don’t care for you the way you care about them.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Going to school for acting and modeling and getting a brand deal with Kellogg’s Cereal.

What are your plans for after high school?

I plan to go to William Jewell for their three year accelerated nursing program and eventually go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.

 

Alex Secaida 

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or outside of school?

Tennis, theatre, student council, NHS, BETA, Legacy Yearbook 

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

When I think of who inspires me, the first person that pops into my head is my mom. She is always working so hard not only at her job, but at home raising my brother, sister and I, and doesn’t give up even with so much work on her shoulders. I hope to be as successful in life as she is.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

It sounds cheesy, but to really not care how other people think of you because it will not matter in the future. Just be you and not let the words and actions of others tear you down so much.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

The best thing I’ve checked off my bucket list is going to NYC.

What are your plans for after high school?

I plan to either go to KU or University of Arkansas to hopefully work on my career somewhere in the medical field.

 

Lilly Utz

What sports and/or activities are involved with at Staley or outside of school?

Soccer, Leadership, Stuco

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom, she always makes sure that others feel loved and important.

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?

To make the most of everything because you don’t realize how fast it goes by until you are a senior.

What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?

Lettering my freshman year

What are your plans for after high school?

Play soccer in college, become an elementary school teacher