Meet homecoming queen candidate Olivia Mends

Meet homecoming queen candidate Olivia Mends

Raj Satpathy

Senior Olivia Mends. Photo by Daphne Yu
What was your reaction after hearing you were one of the nominees?
I was super excited. I felt so honored to be put in such an amazing position by my peers. I started jumping up and down and then I called my mom. I just couldn’t stop smiling for a solid 30 minutes.
Did you want to become homecoming queen? If so, how did you get people to vote for you?
I feel that every girl in the back of their mind kinda wanted it, I know I did. However, I just went on with my day to day stuff that week like normal.
What do you think of this year’s theme for homecoming?
The theme is awesome this year. I’m so excited that the school and the canidates get to give back to the community every day for Homecoming week.
How do you plan on involving the student body with the homecoming activities?
I really am going to encourage everyone to do at least one volunteer thing for that week., even if it’s just making a card for a veteran. I want everyone to feel part of this fun week.
Which school activities do you participate in?
I participate in a lot of school activities, a few of them are: FCA, RBYR, Student Council, NHS, Ambassadors, Key Club, and DECA. I also run XC and play soccer.
Which homecoming activity are you looking forward to the most and which are you dreading the most?
I am really looking forward to going over to RB Elementary and playing with the kids there. I am a little afraid of the lunch activities, those can always be very interesting.
By Rajesh Satpathy