Andrew Nathenas and Rose Bender:
Andrew and Rose, leading the yearbook together, were already great friends before pairing up for the court, which is probably why the fun they had together was so obvious. The two joined Stephen and Brooke in their skit with Andrew dancing alongside Stephen and Rose dressing up like a dinosaur while lying stomach-down on a skateboard to resemble an anaconda in order to match the song. Rose soon burst out of her costume to reveal Miley Cyrus’s infamous VMA outfit; hair and all. If you ask her where she got it, she will reveal to you that she merely ordered it online. Andrew, usually seen stressing over tests and homework or yearbook deadlines, was nothing but calm throughout the weekend. Rose, who is already constantly excited, was possibly more so for their memorable dance.
Q: What was your most memorable moment of homecoming?
A: The most memorable moment was during the skit when I heard people cheering and yelling and being extremely enthusiastic.
Q: What were you most nervous for?
A: I was most nervous to dance in front of the whole school (especially the twerking part). I was embarrassed before it started but when I got onto the gym floor I forgot about everything and just danced. It was extremely fun and I was in a state of euphoria.
Q: Do you have any advice for next year’s court?
A: Enjoy it while you can because it will soon be over and it was honestly an amazing experience.
Q: What did you have to do to prepare?
A: The most important thing we had to do to prepare was probably rehearsing our dance. Andrew, Stephen, Brooke, and I created probably the most elaborate dance routine out of anyone. We even had Brooke’s cousin and Sam and Tiffani from danceline help us choreograph.
Q: What was the most stressful part?
A: Learning the dance and getting all the costumes for it has probably been the most stressful. We weren’t even done preparing the day of pep rally.
Q: What were you most looking forward to?
A: I was most looking forward to everything, especially getting to ride in the convertible. Ever since I came to this school in tenth grade I though the parade was the coolest part of homecoming and I always wanted to be in it. I never considered the possibility of it actually happening, and now it did. I am so beyond happy!