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Introducing the Senior Homecoming Court

Fall Homecoming is Friday, when the king and queen will be crowned during the Football game vs. Holy Cross. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. at Murphy Stadium, and the Homecoming Ceremony will be at halftime. Admission to the game is $5 per person. Students get in free with their student ID, and Deanery students get in free with a Pioneer Pass when accompanied by an adult.

The Senior Homecoming Court includes Maddie Beyl, Allison Mercer, Peyton Kruer, Julia Thomas, Alex Barnett, Jackson Folz, Ethan Kerr, and Hayden Vissing. Read on for a Q&A with these candidates:

Maddie Beyl, senior, House of Justice senior leader, Student Ambassador, and National Honor Society

College plans: I plan to study architecture

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Maddie Beyl: Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be on Homecoming Court with their best friends. To me it means I’ll have another special memory from senior year that I’ll remember the rest of my life.

Q: What is your favorite class?
MB: My favorite class is art. I love the step by step process of being creative and building upon my work.

Q: What senior tradition are you looking forward to?
MB: I’m looking forward to Senior Retreat and Senior Takeover Day. Both of these things have been preached to me since I was in the seventh grade at Providence Junior High, and I’m excited to finally experience them myself.

Peyton Kruer, senior, House of Justice, Drawing Club

College plans: Currently undecided on the school but interested in getting a business degree and possibly opening up my own salon.

Question: What is your favorite class?
Peyton Kruer: My favorite class is art because it is an environment where I am able to express myself and my creativity.

Q: What senior tradition are you looking forward to?
PK: I am most looking forward to Senior Retreat because it’ll allow me to grow closer to my classmates before we all graduate.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a PHS senior?
PK: What I enjoy most about being a PHS senior is being a leader for the underclassmen and to show them what PHS Blue Pride is all about.

Allison Mercer, senior, House of Courage senior leader, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Student Ambassador.

College plans: I plan to study molecular life sciences on a pre-med track at Indiana University Bloomington. 

Question: What is your favorite class?
Allison Mercer: Anatomy is my favorite class because I love the subject and Mr. Purichia is super funny.

Q: What senior tradition are you most looking forward to?
AM: I am looking forward to Senior Takeover Day because I can’t wait to do my best imitation of my bestie Mrs. Belmonte.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a PHS senior?
AM: I like finally being the leaders of Providence after six years here. I will also enjoy all the fun traditions that come along with being a senior here like Senior Retreat. This is a special year for me, and I am grateful for the people that surround me here at Providence.

Julia Thomas, senior, House of Justice, Swim Team, Softball

College plans: I plan to study at IU Bloomington for a secondary education/social studies degree.

Q: What is your favorite class?
Julia Thomas: My favorite class is yearbook because it allows me to get involved with every aspect of my school and design my own classes yearbook.

Q: What senior tradition are you most looking forward to?
JT: I am looking forward to graduating with all my friends and family there.

Q: How are you making the most out of senior year?
JT: I am making the most of my senior year by participating in school themes and cheering at many athletic events.

Alex Barnett, senior, House of Spirit senior leader, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf

College plans: I’m planning on going to Indiana University

Question: What is your favorite class?
Alex Barnett: My favorite class is religion because Mr. Makowski doesn’t give us homework.

Q: What senior tradition are you most looking forward to?
AB: A senior tradition I’m looking forward to is senior skip day.

Q: How are you making the most out of senior year?
AB: I’m making the most of senior year by going to sporting events and enjoying my last year here.

Jackson Folz, senior, House of Spirit, Baseball, National Honor Society

College Plans: Attending either Indiana or Purdue University

Question: What senior tradition are you looking forward to?
Jackson Folz: I’m looking forward to the senior prank.

Q: How are you making the most out of senior year?
JF: By attending a lot of sporting events.

Q: What is your favorite class?
JF: Advanced PE because I get entertained by hearing everyone complain about every call Mr. (Scott) Hornung makes.

Ethan Kerr, senior, House of Integrity, Swim Team

College plans: To swim

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Ethan Kerr: I get to be with my friends.

Q: What senior tradition are you most looking forward to?
EK: Swimming on the “fourth floor.”

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
EK: Mr. Makowsky or Mr. Purichia. I can’t choose because they’re both smooth operators.

Hayden Vissing, senior, House of Truth, Baseball, National Honor Society

College plans: I plan to study pharmacy or engineering.

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Hayden Vissing: It means a lot to me to be able to walk on it with my best friend and with other friends that make the experience very memorable. I’m very thankful to have be given this opportunity.

Q: What senior tradition are you looking forward to?
HV: The senior tradition I’m looking forward to most is Senior Takeover Day. I have been looking forward to it since freshman year and can’t wait to have a fun day in the school. I hope to make it fun for the younger classes like it was for me.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a PHS senior?
HV: I enjoy most being a leader of the school and being a part of such a good class. Everyone gets along, and it is always a good time.

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