Q&A: Meet Courtwarming King Candidates

Courtwarming Assembly Jan. 28

Mason Ott, Josh Mormino, Chris DeFeo, Easton Allwood, Asa Bridges, Daniel McGurn, Diego Vidales, Kai White, Alex Gonzalez, Drew Mangold, Emmanuel Byrd (Hannah Moore)

 

Easton Allwood

Easton Allwood (Hannah Moore )

 

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

Cross Country, Track, STTV, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, Leadership and National Honor Society

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Both of my parents; they’re both a huge role model in my faith, and they’re so supportive in anything I want to do creatively.

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

Do what makes you happy, and don’t care what other people say about you. Also, please get a haircut. 

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

Preached a sermon at an FCA meeting, creating my own clothing brand and selling shoes to three professional athletes.

What are your plans after high school?

Attend Grand Canyon University to study applied marketing and advertising with a  minor in film.

Asa Bridges

Asa Bridges (Hannah Moore)

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

Basketball, DECA, Student Council

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?Both of my parents because they have been great role models. 

What is one thing you’d tell your freshman self?Enjoy it while it last.What is the best thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?travel What are your plans after high school?

go to college

 

Emmanuel Byrd

Emmanuel Byrd (Hannah Moore)  

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

Basketball, Student Council, Falcon Mentor 

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mother because she is the hardest worker I know.

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

Enjoy every moment.

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

Receiving a scholarship for basketball

What are your plans for after high school?

Going to play basketball at Washburn University

 

 

Chris DeFeo

Chris DeFeo (Hannah Moore )

 

What sports and/or activities are you involved with at Staley or

outside of school?

Football, Baseball, STUCO

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Mom, because she pushes me to do my best in life.

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

Time goes by fast; enjoy every minute of it.

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

Going to the college world series

What are your plans for after high school?

Attend college

 

 

 

 

Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez (Hannah Moore )

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

DECA, Leadership, Student Council, Younglife and Freshman Mentorship

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom; she is the hardest worker I know. 

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

Don’t worry about the little things.

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

Getting accepted into college

What are your plans for after high school?

Attending Grand Canyon University 

 

Drew Mangold

Drew Mangold (Hannah Moore )

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

Football, Baseball, Hockey, Choir, Young Life, Student Council and Leadership

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I would have to say my mother. She is always doing things without thinking about herself; everything she does in her life is for other people, and I am extremely grateful that she is my mom.

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

Be you. Don’t worry about what others think or say. If you’re having fun, keep doing it… high school is as fun as you make it.

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

The best thing I have checked off my bucket list is seeing The Rolling Stones live, not just once, but three times.

What are your plans for after high school?

I plan on attending DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Daniel McGurn

Daniel McGurn (Hannah Moore )

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

Football, Leadership, Theater, Track 

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspirations are probably my parents. They have taught me how to be a good person and I try to be more like them every day.

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

Go out and do something whenever you have the chance; don’t waste what little time you have in high school.  

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

Taking part in a musical.

What are your plans for after high school?

Attend college and find a career that I love.

Josh Mormino

Josh Mormino (Hannah Moore)

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

Cross Country, Track, Rock Climbing, Guitar, Professional Bounce House Mover

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Jesus

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

Invest In Bitcoin

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

Learning “Banana Pancakes” On Guitar🍌🍳🍰

What are your plans for after high school?

Kai White and I plan on Starting a “Pig Farm” In Nebraska. Oink Oink*

 

Mason Ott

Mason Ott (Hannah Moore)

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

Football manager for four years, Wrestling manager for 1 year, FCA, Student Council, Leadership, Young Life, Robotics, National Honor Society, worked at T-Shotz

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom is my biggest inspiration because she always supports me. She is kind, honest, and helpful. She pushes me to do my best, and she wants me to be successful in all that I do.

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

I would tell myself to stay organized and be ready for a lot of work. Take time to study for upcoming tests. Excited to meet new friends from other schools and enjoy all the high school activities.

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

One thing I’ve checked off my bucket list is going to Turks and Caicos and seeing the ocean. Another thing I’ve done on my bucket list is going to Walt Disney World in Florida.

What are your plans for after high school?

Go to The University of Central Missouri and participate in the THRIVE program. Graduate with a degree in Broadcasting and get a job to help with the production piece in Broadcasting.

 

Diego Vidales  

Diego Vidales (Hannah Moore)

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

I’m going to do track and volleyball in spring.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My grandparents for sure. They worked very hard to get what I have right now.

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

Stay motivated and try to figure out what you truly like.

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

Being an exchange student definitely. That has been one of my best choices in my entire life. Im so glad to did it. I’m learning more about this culture, meeting really cool people, traveling to amazing places, etc.

What are your plans for after high school?

Honestly, I don’t know yet. I would love to go to college to study cinematography or acting. 

Kai White

Kai White (Hannah Moore )

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

Cross Country, Track and Field, Band, Scholar Bowl, Science Olympiad

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Mike Holloway from Season 30 of “Survivor: Worlds Apart.” Despite being targeted as a threat for the entire post-merge, he won every challenge and found the advantages necessary to win the million dollars.

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

Join cross country, scholar bowl and science olympiad earlier.

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

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What are your plans for after high school?

I want to visit the North Pole and get as far away from Joshua Mormino as possible.

 

 

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