Before the King and Queen are announced tomorrow, take a look at the members of this year’s Homecoming Court:
The Black & White: To whom can you attribute your nomination?
Jamey Greenbaum: I owe my nomination to that random kid in my English classes who shouted ‘hey, wouldn’t it be funny if we all voted for Jamey?’
B&W: Why do you deserve to be Homecoming King?
JG: I present the camaraderie and good humor that all kings need.
B&W: What makes you royal?
JG: My followers bow down to me.
The Black & White: What helped you earn your nomination?
Johnny Stricklett: I’ve been told that I am unassuming and down-to-earth. I guess I try not to attract attention to myself. Perhaps this makes me an interesting choice for Homecoming King. Perhaps people wonder how I would react when showered with this level of attention.
B&W: What gives you an edge over your competition?
JS: Although I am not the first nominee to want world peace, I am probably one of the first concert pianists to be nominated as Homecoming King.
B&W: How does it feel to be considered for the position?
JS: I have a feeling that the people who nominated me expected me to be surprised. Yeah, I’m surprised. On the other hand, I see this as an interesting opportunity to support my school and make my final year of high school memorable.
The Black & White: What policy changes will you make if you win?
Roxana Taginya: Well, I am working on a rainbows and unicorn platform. But if that doesn’t work, I always fall back on world peace.
B&W: What is your campaign’s slogan?
RT: Vote for me, Roxana T., for your next Homecoming Queen. With hand signals.
B&W: If you could give an acceptance speech, what would you say?
RT: It would be the acceptance speech from “Mean Girls”.
The Black & White: Are you going to put your face on currency if you win?
Kendall Eisenberg: Yes. I’d put my face on the highest bill possible because how cool would that be?
B&W: What is the first thing you would do as queen?
KE: First thing I would do is send the queen of England a Facebook invite for tea.
B&W: What song would you have played whenever you enter the room if you were Queen, and why?
KE: If I were queen, the song would be 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero because it would make such a statement every time you walked into a room. It would be so dramatic.
The Black & White: How does it feel to be nominated?
Jeremy Drysdale: It feels neat. I never thought I would be even considered. It feels nice knowing people out there thought of me when they wrote down some names.
B&W: What is your most royal quality?
JD: I would have to say it’s my total ability to accept being served by others.
The Black & White: What are the three most queen-like qualities about yourself?
Catherine Schneider: I’m awesome, gorgeous and kind.
B&W: If you could convince Whitman that you should be queen in five words or less, how would you do it?
CS: I will rock your world.
B&W: If you could only have one facial expression for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CS: A big smile on my face!
The Black & White: Why do you deserve the throne?
WC: I don’t.
B&W: What will you do with the crown if you win?
WC: Take it home, shine it daily and keep it in a glass case as a centerpiece in my living room.
B&W: Who do you want your King to be and why?
WC: I’d be honored to have any of these fine men as my King.
The Black & White: What makes you fit to be king?
PR: I am hashtag M-V-Peter. Enough said.
B&W: How will you react if you win?
PR: I will be completely shocked, honestly. Two weeks ago, I would never have guessed I would be nominated for homecoming king.
B&W: Who is your most intimidating competitor and why?
PR: The most intimidating competitor is definitely Nkunim. He has the support of the entire football team and he is the reigning prince.
Nominees who declined to be interviewed: Maya Guthman, Nkunim Edusei.