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  • Profiles of 2012 Smyrna High School Homecoming Queen nominees:
    Hayley Smith
    Hayley Smith is a seventeen-year-old senior at Smyrna High School. Hayley enjoys math class and she plays softball on the school's team.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A I should be elected homecoming queen because I am very sociable and outgoing person. I am very active in the Smyrna High School community because I play sports and take part in after-school activities. This shows dedication to the school. I would consider it a great honor and achievement to become the 2012 homecoming queen.
    Q Why do you think you were nominated?
    A I believe that I was nominated because I respect people for who they are and I associate with all different types of people. I also show a lot of school spirit.
    Q How do you think a homecoming nominee should display the Smyrna School District core values?
    A A nominee should show the core values by demonstrating them in her everyday life. For example, I make it a point to respect others and myself each and every day. I also show compassion to other people around me by helping them when they need it. Lastly, I persevere by pushing myself and others to strive to do well in school.
    Rolanda Smith
    Senior Rolanda Smith is deeply involved in the athletic community at Smyrna High School. She runs track and is captain of the cheerleading squad. Rolanda is also involved in several other extra-curricular activities such as acting as a junior ambassador of the Blue-Gold Club. Rolanda enjoys art, photography, and likes to engage in any activity that allows her to truly express her personality.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A I believe that I should be crowned homecoming queen because I represent Smyrna High School in a positive manner and I exhibit great leadership skills. I am involved in extra-curricular activities which allow me to put these skills to use. I also believe that this would be a great opportunity to interact with new people, which I enjoy doing because I am a people person. So many girls could have been chosen, so I am just honored to be nominated.
    Q As a nominee, do you feel that you demonstrate Smyrna High School's core values in your everyday life?
    A I try to incorporate the values into my everyday life through volunteering my time to help others. I volunteer with the Special Olympics program. I also volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House. I just try to demonstrate the core values on a daily basis.
    Page 2 of 4 - Q What is your favorite way to show school spirit during homecoming week?
    A I try to engage in as many school activities as possible. I participate in the pep rallies by helping to organize them. I also help with the float and the homecoming parade. Lastly, I attend school sporting events and I am a Smyrna super fan.
    Jennifer Gray
    To say that homecoming queen candidate Jennifer Gray is involved is actively involved at her school may be an understatement. She is on the softball and field hockey teams. She also gives back to the community by working with the Blue-Gold Club.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A First of all, I feel honored to be nominated. I believe that I should be elected because I support my school by participating in different activities such as playing sports and working with the Blue-Gold Club. I am also friends with a lot of people and I try to be as sociable as possible.
    Q How do you demonstrate the Smyrna School District core values in your everyday life?
    A The first way that I demonstrate the core values is being nice to everyone I meet. I just treat others as I would like to be treated. This shows compassion. I also stay out of trouble by making sure that I respect everyone around me.
    Q How do you show school spirit around homecoming time?
    A I try to participate in homecoming activities to show my school spirit. I work on float and attend the homecoming parade. I also take part in the spirit activities at the school during homecoming week such as dressing up for the spirit week theme of the day and going to the pep rally.
    Shannon Strosser
    Seventeen-year-old Shannon Strosser is deeply involved in both the academic and extra-curricular world at Smyrna High School. She is a member of the field hockey, basketball, and soccer teams. The Delaware native also acts in the school play in her spare time.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A I think that a good homecoming queen is friendly and open to socializing with everyone. I try to be as friendly as possible and I like making everyone feel welcome. I also support the school and demonstrate my dedication to the community by participating in a lot of school sports.
    Q How do you show your school spirit around homecoming?
    A I go all out when it comes to homecoming week. I love dressing up for the different days in order to show my spirit. I also help with float and attend the pep rallies.
    Page 3 of 4 - Q How did you react upon hearing about your nomination?
    A I really was not thinking about being chosen when the candidates were being picked, but I am honored that I was selected. I did not expect to be nominated, so I was completely blown away by it. I was excited, but I also was a bit nervous because I don't like being the center of attention.
    Jackie Holford
    Senior homecoming queen candidate Jackie Holford enjoys typical teenage activities, but she finds time to give back to her school as well. While she enjoys watching football and hanging out with her friends, Jackie is also involved in the Student Government Association as the class secretary.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A I think that the girl who deserves it the most should win. I believe that I am a good candidate because I don't strive to be admired by my peers, but I do strive to be nice to everyone around me. I am not pushing to be popular, I just want to enjoy my last year at Smyrna High School.
    Q How do you show your school spirit during homecoming week?
    A I support my school by going to football games and proudly wearing my red and white. I also dress up during spirit week to show my dedication to the school.
    Q As a homecoming queen candidate, how do you demonstrate the Smyrna School District core values?
    A I am responsible because I put academics first. I make sure that I complete all assignments to the best of my ability and turn them in on time. I also show that I have integrity by challenging myself by taking honors and advanced placement courses. Lastly, I show compassion by accepting others as they are and putting forth a strong anti-bullying message at Smyrna High School.
    Alyssa Lattomus
    Eighteen-year-old homecoming candidate Alyssa Lattomus works to balance a job, her academics and her involvement in athletics at Smyrna High School. Alyssa puts forth a strong effort academically and is the president of the National Honor Society. She holds a job at Pacific Sunwear at the mall and is also a member of the field hockey team.
    Q Why should you be crowned homecoming queen?
    A Although I believe that I am well-rounded and caring person, I really think that the girl who deserves the honor the most will win. I would like to see someone who is approachable, kind and respectful get elected.
    Page 4 of 4 - Q What went through your mind when you when you first learned that you had been nominated to be homecoming queen?
    A I was extremely excited and really shocked. I didn't think I'd be nominated for homecoming queen. I just didn't think that my peers would vote for me.
    Q A homecoming queen should demonstrate Smyrna School District's core values. How do you incorporate these values into your life during the homecoming season?
    A I incorporate the values into my life every day, not just during homecoming season. I know that I have a responsibility to help everyone around me, so I make an effort to help someone if I sense that my help is needed. I also just try to be genuinely nice to everyone I know.
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