GUARD ROYALTY: Brook Hill announces dukes and duchesses, king and queen candidates for 2017 Homecoming Court

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The Brook Hill School announced last week the names of the senior students that will comprise the 2017 Brook Hill Homecoming Court.

“We’re honored to have these students representing our senior class and our school,” said Brook Hill, in a release. “These students are prime examples of what we hope our students will become; they work hard, are kind to others, and exemplify Christ-like character.”

This year, a total of three senior female students were selected as Homecoming Queen nominees, including Maddie Anthony, Katy Dulany, and Meimei Zeng.

Anthony is the daughter of Tim and Heather Anthony. While attending Brook Hill, Anthony has participated in the school’s Student Council and choral program, and has also served as a college ambassador and athletic representative.

Athletically, Anthony has represented the Lady Guard athletic program on the varsity volleyball, cheerleading, softball, and basketball teams.

“I’m so honored to represent my senior class on Homecoming Court,” said Anthony. “It has been such a privledge to attend Brook Hill.”

After graduation, Anthony plans to attend either Oklahoma State university in Stillwater, Okla., the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., or Texas Tech University in Lubbock for nursing school.

Dulany is the daughter of Ken and Lori Dulany. As a student at Brook Hill, Dulany has been involved with the school’s Fine Arts department and Student Council.

She has also competed for the Lady Guard athletic program in the sports of volleyball and basketball.

“All of my life, Homecoming Court was just something in a movie,” said Dulany. “I am so honored to take part in it this year and get to represent Christ and my school.”

After graduation, Dulany plans to attend Baylor University in Waco and major in communications.

Zeng is the daughter of Yuan Xin Zeng and Shaoquang Huang. She has represented Brook Hill as a member of the school’s choir and drum line programs.

“I am so surprised to be nominated for Homecoming Queen,” said Zeng. “Thanks to everyone who voted for me.”

Zeng is currently undecided on her future plans after graduating from Brook Hill.

Likewise, a total of three senior male students were nominated by the student body to serve as 2017 Homecoming King candidates, including Noah Engelhardt, Campbell Fletcher, and Macguire Rose.

Engelhardt is the son of Craig and Carol Engelhardt. While attending classes at Brook Hill, Engelhardt has participated in the school’s National Honor Society, as well as in the Guard cross country program.

“I am quite surprised to have been nominated to the Homecoming Court,” said Engelhardt. “I did not think many people knew me, but now students keep coming up and telling me they voted me for king.”

After graduation, Englehardt plans to take a year off and go into Youth With A Mission, and then pursue a career in filmmaking.

Fletcher is the son of Rod and Heather Fletcher. As a Brook Hill student, Fletcher has been involved with Student Council and choir, and has served as an athletic representative and college ambassador.

Athletically, Fletcher has represented the Guard athletic program on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams.

“I am so honored to be voted by my classmates to represent Brook Hill and the Homecoming Court,” said Fletcher.

After graduation, Fletcher plans to attend Texas A&M University – College Station and major in business.

Rose is the son of Corey and Tammy Rose. At Brook Hill, Rose has been a member of the school’s choir program, Student council, and Cannon Guard, while also serving as a student representative.

Rose has also participated in a number of athletic programs at Brook Hill, including varsity football, soccer, and tennis.

“I am so honored to be nominated by my peers to be on the Homecoming Court,” said Rose. “It has always been a dream of mine to be king, and not that it is a possibility, I am so excited. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and hopefully I will represent them well.”

After graduation, Rose plans to attend college and major in mechanical engineering.

A total of two students from each of the Brook Hill freshman, sophomore, and junior classes were also chosen by their classmates to fill spots on the 2017 Brook Hill Homecoming Court, serving in the roles of duchesses and dukes.

Students from the Brook Hill freshman class selected as duchess and duke candidates include Izzy Brondreth and Mason Barker.

Brondreth is the daughter of john and Samantha Brondreth. As a Brook Hill student, she has participated in the school’s choral program, as well as on the Cadets drill team and the Lady Guard volleyball, basketball, and softball teams.

“I’m proud to be nominated for Homecoming Court because it shows how much spirit I have for the school,” said Brondreth. “I’m proud to be representing the school and my parents in such an amazing way.”

Barker is the son of Craig and Cherie Barker. While attending Brook Hill, he has participated in the Guard’s athletic program in the sports of baseball, football, and basketball.

Students from the Brook Hill sophomore class selected as duchess and duke candidates include Kristin Burrow and Cole Fitzgerald.

Burrow is the daughter of Richard and Amy Burrow. During her time at Brook Hill, Burrow has been a member of the Guard yearbook staff, while also participating on the varsity cheerleading squad and the TAPPS State Competition Cheer squad.

“Being nominated is such a big honor,” said Burrow. “This is such an honor to get to represent my grade for the second year. I really enjoy getting to be a part of The Brook Hill School.”

Fitzgerald is the son of Patrick and Amy Fitzgerald. As a Brook Hill student, he has been a part of the school’s orchestra and Student Council, while also serving as a student representative.

He has also represented the Guard athletic program through his participation on the Guard baseball and football teams.

“I am very humbled to be elected to the Homecoming Court,” said Fitzgerald. “I am thankful for my coaches, teachers, and classmates here at Brook Hill.”

Students from the Brook Hill junior class selected as duchess and duke candidates include Bethany Nelson and Pierre Bakouetila.

Nelson is the daughter of Michelle and Scott Nelson. In her first year at Brook Hill, Nelson has been involved on the Lady Guard cheerleading squad.

“Being at Brook Hill for my first year and receiving this title is such an honor,” said Nelson. “I’m delighted to represent my Class of 2019. I am so proud to be a part of The Brook hill School.”

Bakouetila is the son of Me’dard and Jeanelte-Agathe Bakouetila. While attending Brook Hill, he has participated on the Guard soccer, tennis, and track and field teams.

“I’m very happy to be on the Homecoming Court because it was unexpected and I’m one of the few non-football guys that made it on the court,” said Bakouetila.

The Brook Hill School will crown its 2017 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Brook Hill Guard varsity football game Friday, Oct. 13, against the Tyler Bishop T.K. Gorman Crusaders at Brook Hill’s Herrington Stadium at Young Field.

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