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Spring Hill High School Celebrates Homecoming
September 25, 2012
Spirit was on full display at Spring Hill High School, as students participated in the annual homecoming celebration. Congratulations to this year’s royalty, King Spencer Hart and Queen Meagan Crooks, who were crowned at halftime of the varsity football game on Sept. 28th!
This year’s candidates were (as pictured below left to right) on the front row: Tyler Crabtree, Brooke Smith, Makaela Willis and Joey Vecchione; and on the back row: Michael Epp, Michaela Gustafson, Meagan Crooks and Spencer Hart
Makaela Willis has been in student council and class president for four years. She also has been a member of Madrigals for three years and a member of Natural Helpers. In addition, Willis has been an officer of her 4-H club for five years and was Miss Johnson County 4-H 2011-2012. She played volleyball for one year and basketball for two years. She has run cross country and track, and competed at state in both sports. Willis plans to attend K-State, and begin working toward a career in pediatric orthodontics.
Joey Vecchione has competed in soccer and tennis at SHHS. In addition, he has been active in student council. He also has been a member of the choir ensemble, Madrigals, and participated in theatre. Vecchione plans to attend Mid-America Nazarene University to become an air traffic controller.
Michaela Gustafson is currently captain of the dance team, which she has been a part of for four years. She has been in cross county for three years. Gustafson has also played soccer and softball and has been in FCA for four years. She has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll all three years with a 4.0 GPA, and she has been a Natural Helper. Gustafson plans to attend a four-year university and major in chemistry.
Michael Epp has lettered in football for three years. In his junior year, he was awarded a Frontier League Honorable Mention Back and a 2nd team Tri-Country Back. He is also a National Honor Society member and has been a Natural Helper. Michael plans to attend a four-year university for an undergraduate in pre-medicine and eventually pursue a career in medicine.
Brooke Smith has been in varsity cross country for four years as well as varsity soccer. She has also participated in track, volleyball as well as Madrigals and Destiny. Smith was a member of yearbook staff, a SHIBT chairperson, and FCA for three years. She was also in Spring Hill Rustlers 4-H Club for seven years. Smith plans to attend a four-year university to study physical therapy.
Tyler Crabtree has participated in baseball, basketball, and track for a year and also varsity football for three years. He is currently one of the football team captains and was the defensive scout team player of the year as a sophomore. He was also in varsity wrestling for three years and a two-year member of the Guts Club. Crabtree was elected to be a Natural Helper and has been a member of Volunteer Club for two years. He has received an academic letter for a 4.0, and has a current GPA of 3.56. Tyler plans to attend University of Kansas to pursue a degree in sports medicine, and then pursue a master’s degree at Wichita State University to become a physician’s assistant in sports medicine.
The final candidates, Meagan Crooks and Spencer Hart, were selected to represent fall sports activities and were voted on by those involved in fall sports this year.
Meagan Crooks has been in volleyball and soccer for four years and in basketball for two years. She was an Honorable Mention All-State and first team All-League in soccer for two years. Crooks has been a part of yearbook, LINKS, and been on the Principal’s Honor Roll for three years. In addition, she has been in student council, National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll and Volunteer Club. Crooks is hoping to specialize in pediatrics but is undecided about what college to attend.
Spencer Hart has held an office in FFA, as a Greenhand, Chapter and District officer. He is currently one of the soccer captains and he has been in soccer four years. Hart has also been a girls soccer manager for four years. He has been in LINKS for three years and also in band and on the drum line as well as student council for a year. He plans to attend Johnson County Community College to major in fire science and become a firefighter.
For more about Homecoming activities, visit the Spirit Days article.