Meet homecoming queen candidate Julia Schaller

Meet homecoming queen candidate Julia Schaller

Daphne Yu

Senior Julia Schaller. Photo by Asa Lory
What was your reaction after hearing you were one of the nominees?
I was really happy. I was with some of my friends and they were hugging me, and I was just really honored that people voted for me.
Did you want to be homecoming queen and how did you get people to vote for you?
I think every girl kind of wanted, wants to be homecoming queen. I didn’t really try to get people to vote for me, I didn’t really advocate for myself.
What do you think of this year’s theme for homecoming?
Well, I really like it, because I think that it’s like important to show that volunteering, helping the community is a good thing and that anybody can do it. I think that just the theme is a good cause and I think it’s also very general so a lot of people can do things with it when it comes to like dressing up and like door decks and stuff.
How do you plan on involving the student body with the homecoming activities?
I know Student Council has planned all the theme days and there are things that everyone can do. Like for Rock Bridge Elementary, I know they were discussing having a bucket where they could collect school supplies. And just encouraging people to donate and on VA day, getting people to like write letters ‘cause the queen candidates are going to go deliver them which will be really cool. So, just getting as many people to help out with that and just other things, there is going to be a lot of opportunities for people to get involved so hopefully we can encourage as many people to do that.
What school activities do you participate in?
I am in student council and I’m in Global Issues and I run track and cross country and Student Coalition. I’m in French Honors Society, I’m in Tri Theta, and I’m gonna be headmistress of Harry Potter Club once we get that one off the ground and NHS.
Which homecoming activity do you look forward to the most? Dread the most? 
Honestly, I really look forward to volunteering and just, you know, try making a difference in some way because I really like volunteering so I’m actually really excited for that. I’m also excited to dress up and stuff because I really like to get into things and so I always like dress up for themes and I’m excited about that. What do I dread? Honestly, probably the lunch activities because they’ve done some crazy things in the past and I hate dancing in front of people and I feel like it might be kinda awkward, but I’ll try to have fun with it.
By Daphne Yu