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Senior Court ready for Homecoming

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will celebrate Winter Homecoming at the Boys Basketball game vs. New Washington. The Senior Court includes Edward Bobkoskie, Aaron Burke, Isaac Ohlmann, Kieran Kelly, Abby Hanlon, Hannah Bissig, Ali Hornung, and Lydia Rush. Read More for a Q&A with the Senior Court:

Lydia Rush, House of Courage senior activities representative, Volleyball (four years), Pinterest Club.

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Lydia Rush: Being on this Winter Homecoming Court my senior year is special to me because I’m on the court with my best friend, Ali Hornung. Since we won’t be going to the same school next year, I’m glad this is another fun thing we have the opportunity to do together!

Q: What are your college plans?
LR: My college plans are to attend Indiana University Bloomington and be a Hoosier 

Q: Which teacher has had the greatest impact on you?
LR: Mr. Hutchins because he works so well with the students and does his best to have fun things we want to do.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
LR: I’m looking forward the last couple weeks of school doing all of the fun senior stuff and getting ready for college.

Q: What is your favorite memory from an activity you have been involved in at PHS?
LR: My favorite memory from an extracurricular activity is leading the Volleyball team with my fellow seniors to semi state our final year together and playing the best volleyball we’ve ever played.

 

Isaac Ohlmann, House of Humility, Football, Track & Field

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Isaac Ohlmann: Being on the Homecoming Court means that I am respected enough by my peers to represent our class in front of the entire school and others.

Q: What are your college plans?
IO: My college plans are to attend the University of Tampa, majoring in sports management and minoring in business marketing.

Q: What is your favorite memory from an activity you have been involved in at PHS?
IO: My favorite memory from an extracurricular activity at school was definitely the Football team’s win over Charlestown this year. It was our first win under Coach Mac and our first home win of the year, and I overall probably had the most fun playing in a Football game than I ever had before.

Q: Which teacher has had the greatest impact on you?
IO: The teacher with the greatest impact on me was definitely Mrs.Knott. Mrs.Knott was the first teacher I ever had at Providence with her being my 1A teacher 7th through 9th grade. I feel she is the best teacher you could have to start your time at Providence because of her passion for teaching and how she’ll never leave any student behind and will always push you to perform at your highest level.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
IO: My favorite class this semester has been Intro to 3-D Art with Mrs.Burden. Even though I am one of the only seniors in the class, Mrs. Burden makes everyone feel on an equal learning and playing field. I have never enjoyed nor ever been good at art, but Mrs. Burden has made it my most enjoyable class with her ability to make any project fun.

Ali Hornung, House of Integrity, Volleyball, Student Ambassador, Lector, and National Honor Society 

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Ali Hornung: Being on Homecoming Court to me means I get to represent the senior class and the school as a whole. 

Q: What has been your favorite service activity while a PHS student and why?
AEH: My favorite service project at Providence has been the Angel Tree every year. I love getting to shop for and wrap presents for those in need. 

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
AEH: I am looking forward to spending time with my friends at any school activity during this last semester of high school.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
AEH: My favorite class is Advanced PE because it is a nice break from other classes and I get to spend time with my dad (Mr. Scott Hornung ’81).

Q: What has been your favorite House activity?
AEH: My favorite House Activity is always Guerin Day because it is always a fun and competitive day between the Houses. 

Edward Bobkoskie, House of Humility, Boys Soccer

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Edward Bobkoskie: It’s an honor to represent our senior class.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
EB: Just enjoying my last couple months as a high schooler.

Q: What is your favorite memory from activity you have been involved in at PHS?
EB: Winning the Boys Soccer state championship is of course my favorite memory.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
EB: Study hall because I can study and do my homework in there.

Kieran Kelly, House of Integrity, Boys Swim, Quick Recall, theatre. 

Q: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Kieran Kelly: Being on Homecoming means a lot because I have the opportunity to represent my class.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
KK: History because I find it really interesting, and I enjoy learning about it.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
KK: I’m looking forward to the spring musical because I’ve done it since freshmen year and I enjoy it. It’s always a lot of fun. I’m also looking forward to finishing out the swim season because I’ve had a really good time on the team the past four years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from being involved in an activity at PHS?
KK: One of my favorite memories from spring musical is the whole opening night experience. Before the show everyone warms up together, and we play games. Then afterwards, we go out to eat. The whole cast and crew go, and we have a fun time.

Q: What has been your favorite service activity while a PHS student?
KK: My favorite would have to be the Penny War. It’s always an exciting competition, and it all goes to a good cause.

Aaron Burke, House of Loyalty leader, Pro-Life Club, Student Ambassadors, and National Honor Society, and former member of the Bowling and Hiking clubs.

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Aaron Burke: I have never really seen myself as super popular, so being nominated on the Homecoming court is a huge honor. To me, it means that my classmates have my back and are always there to support me throughout everything in life. 

Q: What are your college plans?
AB: My college plans are to attend Purdue University and major in either atmospheric science or pre-med. 

Q: What has been your favorite retreat experience at PHS?
AB: My favorite retreat experience was junior retreat because I enjoyed being able to form relationships with my classmates by opening up to them and witnessing them open up to me and the others. 

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
AB: For my last semester at PHS, I am looking forward to performing in my last show, getting ready for college, and making more unforgettable memories with my friends. 

Q: What is your favorite memory from being involved in an activity at PHS?
AB: My favorite theatre memory is when Keith Kaiser from WDRB came to showcase our musical Jesus Christ Superstar and told us to stand on stage and run off when he yelled “PLACES!” After he was done talking and yelled the cue, everyone ran off stage. Except, of course, Mara Holifield. She was left alone in confusion standing an awkward distance away from Keith, and she slowly walked off after realizing she was the only one there. You can still watch the whole thing on their website. 

Hannah Bissig, House of Humility

Question: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you?
Hannah Bissig: It is an honor for me to be nominated for Homecoming Court. As chaotic as this year has been, it makes me happy knowing that we can still have this school tradition.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
HB: Ceramics has been my favorite class at Providence because I enjoy being creative and making cool things.

Q: What are your college plans?
HB: I plan to attend U of L and study political science.

Q: Which teacher has had the greatest impact on you?
HB: The teachers who have had the greatest impact on me are Ms. LeBrun and Mrs. Burden because they have a fun, creative, and nurturing approach to teaching.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS?
HB: I am looking forward to making lifelong memories with my fellow classmates.

Abigail Hanlon, House of Spirit, theatre, and Math Team

Q: What does being on the Homecoming Court mean to you? 
Abigail Hanlon: It is an honor to be chosen by my classmates and friends to represent our class and the school.

Q: What is your favorite class or subject?
AAH: My favorite class is theatre because it is much more relaxed than a normal classroom setting, and you really get to interact with your classmates in new and exciting ways.

Q: What are your college plans? 
AAH: At the moment I am unsure of my college plans, but I would like to look into studying architecture and design or engineering.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your last semester at PHS? 
AAH: I am really looking forward to experiencing all the senior activities that take place like Senior Retreat and Senior/Mom Lunch.

Q: What is your favorite memory from being involved in an activity at PHS?
AAH: My favorite memory was practically all of Fall Show senior year. We did a lot of weird and hectic things, but the best part was dropping my mic pack in the toilet two minutes before a show and having our sound manager run across the catwalk to get me a new one. (Sorry, Alex!)

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