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Michigan City High School 2022 Homecoming Candidates

Rylee Cabanaw
Rylee Cabanaw
Representing:
Bulletin Board Brigade Club

Escorted by: Amarion Bellamy

Daughter of: Dylan and Colleen Cabanaw

Activities: Bulletin Board Brigade, Student Council, Steering Committee, Bring Change 2 Mind, and German Club

College: Undecided

Major: Pre-Med (Cardiovascular Surgery)

Favorite memory at MCHS: “Being a student athletic trainer for soccer and volleyball, which helped me break out of my comfort zone and make new friends.”

Advice for underclassmen: “You are only in high school once. So just be yourself. Go to all the school events or sports. Go to parties and join clubs. Senior year goes by fast and you will regret it if you don’t participate.” 

 

Kayla Campbell
Kayla Campbell
Representing:
Drama Club 

Escorted by: Nolan Groszek

Daughter of: Dion and LaRonda Campbell

Activities: Drama Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Helping Hands, Tennis, Bulletin Board Brigade, Bring Change 2 Mind, Japanese Club, Rho Kappa, Steering Committee, and Black Student Union

College: Northwestern or Butler University

Major: Broadcasting and Journalism

Favorite memory at MCHS: Falling in the school musical.

Advice for underclassmen: “Do not be afraid to be different. No one likes someone who tries to be like everyone else. And just because you are an underclassman does not mean your voice does not matter.”

 

Bella Garcia
Bella Garcia
Representing:
Early College Club 

Escorted by: Adrian Huizar

Daughter of: Felipe and Meghann Garcia

Activities: Early College Club, Steering Committee, Helping Hands, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, and Softball Manager

College: Valparaiso University or University of Michigan

Major: Nursing with a minor in Spanish

Favorite memory at MCHS: Sophomore year when she scored the winning goal against La Porte for varsity soccer.

Advice for underclassmen: “Always work hard for what you want because it will always pay off. #dontbelazy.” 

 

Eden Jasicki
Eden Jasicki
Representing:
Envirothon Club 

Escorted by: Garrett Baldwin

Daughter of: Ben and Kristen Jasicki

Activities: Envirothon, Rho Kappa, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Volleyball, and Tennis 

College: Undecided

Major: Early Childhood Education

Favorite memory at MCHS: “Being able to show Sarah, our exchange student, the American high school life with all of my best friends.”

Advice for underclassmen: ”Don’t take your time here for granted. You are going to miss the people and the things you do here after your four years.” 

 

Halle Hood
Halle Hood
Representing:
French Club 

Escorted by: Audrey Marsh

Daughter of: Beth Schofield

Activities: French Club, Varsity Cheerleading, National Honor Society, Steering Committee, and Yearbook

College: Indiana University Bloomington

Major: Marketing

Favorite memory at MCHS: “My junior year, cheering for the football team as they beat Valpo in regionals and being in the parade cheering our team on to semi state. It was unforgettable.”

Advice for underclassmen: “Never limit yourself to just one thing or person. Try new things, meet new people, and learn to be versatile.”

 

Jillian Ewy
Jillian Ewy
Representing:
German Club

Escorted by: Ryan Cuma

Daughter of: Eric Ewy and Kristy Sammelman

Activities: German Club, Envirothon, Spanish Club, Volleyball, and Tennis

College: Undecided

Major: Nursing

Favorite memory at MCHS: “Being able to help run the Den my senior year with Jack and Ryan, and just being a part of everything that I can.”

Advice for underclassmen: “Be a part of everything you can. Do not back down from any opportunities. You are going to be upset in the long run.” 

 

Sofia Piazzis
Sofia Piazzisi
Representing: Helping Hands Club

Escorted by: Dane Kniola

Daughter of: Michael and Erica Piazzisi

Activities: Helping Hands Club, Rho Kappa, National Honor Society, Steering Committee, Spanish Club, Foreign Language Honor Society, Soccer, and Diving 

College: Indiana University Bloomington or DePauw University

Major: Pre-Law, minoring in Business Marketing

Favorite memory at MCHS: “Being able to play high school soccer with her sister, Erin, for the past three years.”

Advice for underclassmen: “Treat others how you want to be treated. We don’t know each other's stories, so we should not assume the worst.” 

 

Destiny Meneweather
Destiny Meneweather
Representing:
Japanese Club

Escorted by: Ja’Maiya Miller

Daughter of: Shedell Meneweather and granddaughter of Lorraine Geiger

Activities: Japanese Club, National Honor Society, Steering Committee, K Pop Club, and Student Council

College: Undecided

Major: Medical Sonography

Favorite memory at MCHS: “The pep rally we had my freshman year. The energy there was unmatched and it was the first pep rally I had experienced before my high school career was affected by the pandemic.”

Advice for underclassmen: “ Do things outside of your comfort zone and get involved. Make memories and make the best of your time in high school. You only get to experience it once.” 

 

Marianna Cain
Marianna Cain
Representing:
National Honor Society

Escorted by: Summer McGee

Daughter of: Marcus Cain and Tiffany Bartley

Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Steering Committee, Student Council, and Cheerleading

College: Undecided

Major: Nursing

Favorite memory at MCHS: Cheering at sectionals.

Advice for underclassmen: “Enjoy high school as much as you can. Make your high school years memorable. Take videos and photos, and make friends. Participate in activities and sports and enjoy your four years because they fly by fast. Period.”

 

Violet Murphy
Violet Murphy
Representing:
Rho Kappa

Escorted by: Jack Barnes

Daughter of: Richard Murphy and Jill Grabowski

Activities: Rho Kappa, Steering Committee, Student Council, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, and Girls Golf

College: Indiana University Bloomington

Major: Business and Hospitality

Favorite memory at MCHS: Going to Friday night football games with friends.

Advice for underclassmen: “Participate in school events and activities.” 

 

Anastasia Timm
Anastasia Timm
Representing:
Robotics Club

Escorted by: Keith Hawley

Daughter of: Khristopher and Tara Timm

Activities: Robotics, National Honor Society, Envirothon, Prism Club, Early College Club, Mathletes, Mentor at A.K. Smith, and Technical Honor Society

College: Undecided

Major: Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Favorite memory at MCHS: Being inducted into the National Honor Society.

Advice for underclassmen: “If at all it gets overwhelming, take a step back and breathe. Things have a way of working out in the end.” 

 

Kourtney Pratt
Kourtney Pratt
Representing:
Science Club 

Escorted by: Mia Zemrowski

Daughter of: Josh and Heather Pratt

Activities: Science Club, Spanish Club, City Singers Ensemble, Tennis, National Honor Society, and Rho Kappa

College: University of Saint Francis

Major: Radiologic Science and Technology

Favorite memory at MCHS: “Either hitting Dabria Adams, my doubles partner, in the head with a tennis ball during our match against Portage, or coming in at 6:45 a.m. every other Friday with Mrs. Glaze to study for Chemistry quizzes.” 

Advice for underclassmen: “Make connections with teachers and ask for help if you need it. Most of the time they want you to succeed and grow.”   

 

April Hyatte
April Hyatte
Representing:
Senior Steering Committee

Escorted by: Paige Burton

Daughter of: Robert Hyatte and Carrie Bennett

Activities: Steering Committee, Student Council, Rho Kappa, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club

College: Purdue University

Major: Agricultural Education

Favorite memory at MCHS: Beating LaPorte last year and just being in the Den during football games.

Advice for underclassmen: “Get out there and stay involved. Cherish your moments at the high school. They do not last forever.”  

 

Nelly Serrano
Nelly Serrano
Representing:
Spanish Club

Escorted by: Skylar Henderson

Daughter of: Luis and Maria Serrano

Activities: Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Rho Kappa, History Club, Track, Helping Hands, Student Council, Steering Committee, and Soccer

College: Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

Major: Finance, with a minor in Pre-Law

Favorite memory at MCHS: The pep rally freshman year when the Girls’ Soccer team got stuck in the middle of the jumping crowd. 

Advice for underclassmen: “Get involved in your school and community the most you can, because it all pays off in the end.”

 

Paige Lindfors
Paige Lindfors
Representing:
Student Council

Escorted by: Joseph Zook

Daughter of: Ben and Traci Lindfors

Activities: Student Council, Steering Committee, Helping Hands Club, Soccer, Wrestling, and Japanese Club

College: University of Colorado Boulder or Arizona State University

Major: Psychology

Favorite memory at MCHS: Being ranked #1 goalie in the Duneland Athletic Conference for a few weeks.

Advice for underclassmen: “Be yourself and do not change for anyone.”   

 

Alaina Kotaska
Alaina Kotaska
Representing:
Wolfpack Marching Band

Escorted by: Ashley Sparks

Daughter of: David and Michelle Kotaska

Activities: Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and National Honor Society

College: Valparaiso University or Purdue University

Major: Forensic Science

Favorite memory at MCHS: “The weekend band competitions and long bus rides home with my closest friends.”
Advice for underclassmen: “High school goes by way too quickly, so spend a lot of time with your friends and do what you enjoy.”