Q&A with Prom Court 2019

My Ho

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: I ran because I thought it’d be fun to participate and make the most out of my prom experience.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the princess?

A: I was shocked to hear that I won because I didn’t think I’d win against the pool of other girls running too. When my name was called, I was shook but happy as well.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: Winning the prom court to me means getting pushed out of your comfort zone, [which] is a good thing. I don’t really like having a lot of attention on me, but I’m looking forward to prom even though I’m really scared and nervous.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: I’m excited because it’s prom, a once in a lifetime event that you cannot redo, so you gotta do it perfect the first time.
I’m glad because it’s one [of the] last school-sponsored events, where most of my childhood friends and highschool friends [will] all [be] in one room, having a good time.
I’m nervous because I still have so much to do, and I feel like I’m gonna [go] to prom unprepared because I’m so forgetful.

 

Junior Rivera

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: I was encouraged by my friends, to be honest. I wanted to prove to them that I had the confidence to run.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the prince?

A: When I was announced as the prince, my stomach turned. I felt very anxious, and my heart raced as I went up to the pancake.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: Honestly, winning prom [court] is just a title. But, I do think that it shows a bit of confidence in our personas.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Exhilarated, eager, and bold

 

Summer Macias

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: I am running because I think that I have enough school spirit and admiration for the school. [Also], my friends and family asked me if I was going to run because they thought I might have a chance, so they gave me the final push. I believe I have a lot of support at school. I just think it will be a great experience because it will be my first time attending prom, and my last year attending high school.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the princess?

A: I was actually surprised and thankful to get a spot in the prom court. I was also sad because not everyone was able to make it into court. I am grateful for the opportunity; thank you to all that voted for me.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: Winning a spot in the prom court means a lot to me. I enjoyed watching the Homecoming candidates make it to the final round, and I am excited to see the final outcome for the prom court this year. I actually also look forward to prom itself. I would like to thank ASB, Student Council, and everyone else that has been a great helping hand all year [for] the big prom night. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to represent Matadors as a prom princess.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Astonished, grateful, excited

 

Jesse Fan

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: I just thought I would do it for fun my senior year since you never know what could happen.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the prince?

A: I was pretty happy, but it was sort of guaranteed since there were only four guys running [for prom prince].

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: It means getting to be around supportive princes and princesses, and it’s a really nice thing I think.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Excited, appreciative, relaxed

 

Michael Villareal

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: I felt like it would just be really exciting for me, and I wanted to try and have a good time and make sure that I enjoyed my year to the fullest.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the prince?

A: I was really happy and I was really shocked because I wasn’t expecting anything for sure, so when I found out I was just really shocked and surprised and happy: like really happy that it happened.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: It means a lot. 

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Happy, shocked, and surprised

 

Yannet Martinez

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: Before high school even started, I was looking forward to running for the prom court my senior year. So, I waited as the years passed, and I was looking forward to it so when the time came around, I just ran for court. It was something that I’ve always wanted to do.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the princess?

A: I was actually really nervous because I didn’t think I was going to get it because they were going by alphabetical letters, and I was last so I was like, “Nope, I didn’t get it.” I instantly felt really bad but I was like, “It’s okay you know, at least I ran and I tried.” I felt really excited but really nervous too.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: It means a lot because I got into the prom court. Just getting announced in front of everyone meant a lot already and then getting announced with my boyfriend as well meant a lot. So, it meant a lot.

Q:  What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Super excited, nervous, anxious

 

Nathan Gazcon

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: It’s a family tradition in my family—my past uncles have all won it, a few of my cousins have won it, so I think it would be nice to continue the tradition.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the prince?

A: I didn’t really react to it because I just got done with detention, so I didn’t have enough time to react, but it’s a nice thing to know.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: My family—representing my family.

Q: How did your family react when you told them about the news?

A: They didn’t apply pressure, but I felt like I had that pressure to win. Overall, they were pretty excited I won court.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Excited, overwhelmed, glad

 

Carmen Liang

Q: What encouraged you to run for the prom court?

A: It’s my senior year. I wanted to be more involved in school spirit and activities before I leave.

Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the princess?

A: I was a nervous wreck when listening to the names being announced because the other candidates deserved it more than I did. When I heard my name, I was so surprised and super excited to be princess.

Q: What does winning the prom court mean to you?

A: It means everything to me. My brothers went to SG and weren’t very involved, so I wanted to change that under our family name. Also, I want to be a role model for the younger girls in Choreo and inspire them to take part in school and fun events like this.

Q: What are three words to describe how you feel?

A: Ready to go.

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