Meet the Homecoming Court!

Bradley Co (12)

What does being part of the Homecoming Court mean to you?

“Homecoming Court honestly does not mean anything more to me than an experience. I am just happy to have the privilege of partaking in this unique high school event, and I am glad I am able to do it alongside some of my closest friends.”

What are your plans post-graduation?

“Post-graduation I hope to attend a four year university studying Computer Science, while also potentially trying to get some work experience.”

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

“If I were to have a super power, it would have to be the only right choice: being crazy rich. This power could do it all. Ever heard of Bruce Wayne? That would be me. I would have it all from the bradarang, to the bradmobile, or even the bradcave.”

Diego Jara (12)

What are you most excited about being on Homecoming court?

“I am most excited for the halftime show since even if I do not win, I will get to see the excitement of whoever does. Plus, I get to ride in a Corvette.”

How do you feel about this school year?

“This year feels great! [I am] definitely looking forward to all the senior class events and all the memories that are being made.”

Who is your favorite music artist?

“[My favorite music artist is] Smino. His range of vocals, cadence, and the production creates the perfect vibe for almost any occasion.”

Philip Ea (12)

What was your reaction to being told you were on Homecoming Court?

“I was very surprised as I thought teachers would not vote for me.”

What is your ideal homecoming dance theme? Why?

“My ideal homecoming theme would be Fortnite. I feel like this theme would really be fun, as there are a lot of aspects of Fortnite that a school can incorporate into a homecoming theme such as new maps, a very big range, and a variety of props such as hats and gliders that a school utilizes to bring out the liveliness of a homecoming.”

Are there any teachers you would like to give thanks to?

“I am not sure what teachers voted for me, but whoever did, muchas gracias. I love them very much and I want them to know they are a GOAT.”

Gordon Lu (12)

How would you like to be remembered at Wilson?

“I want to be remembered for leaving my mark on Voices of Wilson and our Cheer/STUNT team, and for giving my all in everything I do.”

Is there any person that has helped you get to this point in your life?

“I would like to say that I helped myself get to this point, but on a more serious note, I would thank my family and friends for their consistent support and unconditional love that molded me into the person I am today.”

If you could go back in your life and change one thing, what would it be?

“If I had the chance to go back in time and change one thing, I honestly would not change a thing. My goal in life is to live with no regrets and to live life to its fullest.”

Yuu Duffy (12)

How have your friends reacted to you being in the Homecoming Court?

“My friends have been supportive of me and my opportunity on being [in the] court. They were all super happy for me and were letting me know they cannot wait for the game to see the crowning.”

What does school spirit mean to you?

“School spirit means the time and opportunity to be the one that outdoes it all. The chance to set the bar for many years to come, to hopefully inspire someone later on, to do the same as I did and even more.”

What is your favorite food and why?

“My favorite food would be spam musubi, as my mom always makes it for me during lunch.”

Isaac Serrato (12)

What has been your favorite part about homecomings in the past?

“Attending the homecoming football game has been my favorite part about homecoming in the past because it was an amazing way to finish off spirit week and show our excitement for homecoming and Wilson pride.”

Are you involved in any clubs or extracurriculars at Wilson?

“Amongst the many clubs offered here at Wilson, I primarily am involved in UNICEF and the STEM club. I am also on the school’s robotics teams!”

Who are some of the teachers you have gotten closest to throughout high school?

“Throughout high school, I have grown closest to Mr. Ro, Mrs. Bushyeager, Mrs. Young, and Mr. Blanchard. Their classes are always incredibly fun and I would recommend anyone to take their class if you are looking for a way to push your thinking and ambition toward learning.”

Taylor Zamora (12)

Is there anyone you are planning to go to homecoming with?

“I plan on going to homecoming with my friends so we can paint the town red.”

Who has been your biggest role model or inspiration during high school?

“My biggest inspirations during my high school career has to be my grandma and my coach, Mr. Gomez. My grandma is the hardest working person I know and from all the stories my tias told me about my grandma, it just goes to show how tough and resilient she is. As for my coach, he is very encouraging and always striving for improvement. He has helped me get out of my shell and strive to be better.”

What is a movie or TV show that you love? Why?

“I have a lot of shows and movies I adore, but anything and everything DC will always be my go to! I have been watching it since I was young and have a series of comics and merch from it. I love the art and storytelling, and when it comes to DC’s animated shows and movies, they definitely manage to capture my interest!”

Mia Chow Perdomo (12)

What is the best part of homecoming?

“The best part of homecoming is the memories that you get to make while there. It is always really fun and it is an experience that you do not get anywhere else. It is a truly memorable night!”

What has been your favorite class and why?

“My favorite class has been drama, because it helps me get out of my comfort zone and it is really fun to act with my castmates.”

If you could go to dinner with one celebrity, who would it be and why?

“If I could go to dinner with one celebrity, it would be Shakira because I think she is really smart and she speaks a lot of languages, so I would love to just talk to her in many languages and find out how she is so talented.”

Arianna Carlos (12)

Is being a part of Homecoming court something you have always seen yourself doing?

“Since I came to Wilson from out of the district, I never thought much of ever making it on Homecoming Court. But last year after helping with court so much in the Associative Student Body (ASB), I really wanted to get on court as a senior and experience the dance and get to ride on Corvettes as well.”

What is the most interesting project or assignment you have worked on at Wilson?

“The most interesting project I have worked on while at Wilson is strengthening media platforms as [the] ASB Historian so that students can have increased access to community, college, and career resources through the school’s main Instagram account. Additionally, in Paw Prints Weekly’s, our school newspaper, my co-Editor-in-Chief and I have been increasing our community impact through writing about more local issues within our district and planning community outreach events. Both projects have helped me make a lot of friends with classmates and teachers and feel like I belonged in a school I once felt alone in.”

Is there anything you would change about Wilson?

“I do not think I would want to change about Wilson, but would just want to add more college and career resources and publicize dual or concurrent enrollment more than AP classes because of their affordability and higher likelihood of actually transferring as college credit than the likelihood of AP classes doing that. However, there are still so many ways the counselors and staff provide resources for applying to colleges, scholarships, and more that I have taken advantage of and really make a big difference when planning for life after high school.”

Emily Axelrod (12)

What has been your favorite memory in the past homecomings? If you have not been to one, then what do you expect to see this year?

My favorite moment from the past homecoming was when my sister got [nominated for] homecoming court. I still remember the day that she was escorted onto the field, wearing her magnificent red gown.

Any advice for underclassmen?

“Please make sure you get involved at the school as early as possible. Not only for college apps, but to build yourself up throughout the year and build a community!”

What is something you believe wholeheartedly?

“I truly believe in people and giving everyone second chances. I have seen so many people written off and with a bad reputation, and I have met them and they are great. I think you should not judge someone until you meet them.”

Hannah Esguerra (12)

Were you hoping to be voted on homecoming court by your teachers this year?

“I thought it would be fun and exciting if I was voted, but at the same time, if I was not then that would be okay with me too.”

What is your favorite part about homecoming season?

“My favorite part of hoco seasons [is] all the shopping I get to do for a dress, nails, heels, etc. Also, getting to see all the hoco proposals makes me so happy because they are so cute.”

How do you look back at your freshman year?

“Looking back at freshman year is very bittersweet. It makes me sad to see how much everything has changed, but also so happy to see how much everything and everyone has grown.”

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