Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court
Submitted by Alyssa Kiefer in RCS Highlights on January 22, 2019
The RCHS Homecoming Court is nominated and selected by anonymous vote by their classmates. While the princess and princes are selected by their current grade level class, the senior king and queen are selected by majority vote by the entire school. The homecoming court are chosen as unique representatives for their class. Each has a unique Christian testimony and are seen as leaders of his or her class. Additionally, four of the eight nominees have attended RCS since Kindergarten. Members of the 2019 homecoming court were honored between the varsity girls and boys homecoming basketball games by Masters of Ceremony Superintendent Al Hearne and High School Principal Ben Warner. Family, friends, and honored guests were also a part of the courtside ceremony.
Just a freshman, Bethany is already very involved in high school activities. She is a member of the Outdoor club, Interact club, and Hope for the Homeless club. She is also involved at her church, Fremont Church of Christ, where she has volunteered at Vacation Bible School (VBS). She chose to be escorted in the Homecoming ceremony by her dad, Luis Dominguez.
You may remember hearing from Ivy at the RCS Annual Dinner just last October. Ivy shared how she has adjusted quickly to American culture (she is originally from China), and enjoys her classmates at teachers at RCS for how welcoming and friendly they are. Her favorite class is Spanish, and she competes in Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track. Her host dad, Larry Fryling escorted her on Saturday.
Olivia has attended RCS Elementary, RCS Middle School, and RCS High School. Her favorite class? Sophomore English with Mr. McDaniel. Olivia is very involved in school serving on the Executive Council and in the Outdoor Adventure Club. She also competes on the Varsity volleyball team and in club volleyball outside of school. Her mom shares that Olivia is driven to tackle all that life has to offer which she credits to Olivia’s preschool aspirations to be a taxi driver. Her father, Scott, escorted her in the Homecoming Ceremony.
Tyler has attended RCS since Kindergarten and shares his aspirations after RCS include majoring in TV and Film Production at a 4-year college. For fun, he’d like to continue playing Volleyball and playing video games with close friends. But right now, what’s of first importance is to prepare for the upcoming Navajo Missions trip, and ministering to those in this culture. He was escorted by his mom, Dina.
In sixth grade, Evan came to RCS and this is also when he began volunteering at the Harvest Festival and Christmas Dinner. He attends Shiloh Church in Oakland. He has also been very involved at RCS, serving as the Freshman Class President, the Christian Ministry Team, three clubs (Video Game Club, Bull and Bear Club, and Film Club), and competing on the Volleyball team. Evan plans to major in Computer Science in college. Lori, his mom escorted him during the ceremony on Saturday.
Vanessa is a leader, serving on class council as Vice President (sophomore year), and President (junior and senior year). She also helps lead the children’s ministry for toddler and preschool children at Crosswinds Church. Her favorite Bible verse is Acts 20:24: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Vanessa was escorted by her dad, Todd.
Madison also shared a strong testimony at the RCS Annual Dinner this past October about how God has used gymnastics to draw her closer to Him. She plans to continue competing at Arizona Christian University on the Acrobatics and Tumbling team. This past year she has been able to compete on the Varsity Cross Country plus serve as the Outreach Coordinator on Executive Council and on the worship team, and on the Christian Ministry team (second year) Her dad, Matt, escorted her in the Homecoming Ceremony.
Isaiah is a “faithful, bright, young man who honors God.” We will also add, he adds a fun energy to all he does. Isaiah has won Best Actor at RCS for his performances in Drama. He also has shown his leadership as President of the Film Club and Social Chair on the Senior Class Council. While Isaiah aspires to attend a 4-year college, he also plans to be in the next Star Wars movie. His mother (and RCS Spanish teacher), Lupe escorted him.
Tarez just joined RCHS last year, in 11th grade, but already her classmates recognize her kind-hearted spirit and passion to serve others. Tarez is the first girl, but 5th child in a family of 15 siblings. In addition to loving and caring for her siblings, Tarez has served in multiple capacities including AWANA, VBS, youth group (the Rock), basketball & volleyball camps, Crossover Basketball,, and helping out with the children’s ministries at CV First Baptist Church. She has also shared her gifts and talents at RCS, athletically competing all three seasons (Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Swimming), and in multiple clubs and service organizations. Her father, Feisel, escorted her.