For the first time in its history, Hobbs High School will hold a Spring Homecoming coronation assembly which will include athletes from sports other than basketball.
The new event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 31 at Tasker Arena, according to HHS Student Council Advisor Chloe Fouts. Redesigning the second semester homecoming event – which once featured girl and boy basketball players from every grade participating in a homecoming ceremony in January – was done at student suggestion.
This year the homecoming assembly will include students from other spring sports as well as student body nominees, a change that makes the event similar to October’s homecoming ceremony. Only seniors can be nominated for Spring Homecoming and no one nominated for the Fall Homecoming ceremony can participate in the spring event. “The students felt it would be fair to have everybody participate,” Fouts said of the change. The following are this year’s nominees:
Armida Bustillo is nominated by the Lady Eagles track and field team. Bustillo, the daughter of Rogelio and Patricia Bustillo, is the manager for the football and track teams as well as a member of Eagle Buddies and the Spanish Club. She will be escorted by Joseph Mendoza, the son of Ruben and Alma Mendoza.
Caitleen Dennis is nominated by the tennis team. She is the daughter of Terry and Sohyoung Dennis and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will be escorted by Chaz Schoonover, the son of Steven and Robbie Schoonover.
Nieajua "Shae" Gonzalez, the daughter of Maria Gonzalez and Quincy Nash, is nominated by the HHS student body. She is a member of the track and field team, National Honor Society, Student Council, NAACP and Upward Bound. Gonzalez also is a member at El Shaddi Ministries and is a leader in Revolution Youth Group. She will be escorted by Rubio Torres.
Evelyn Hernandez, the daughter of Junior and Kathryn Hernandez, is nominated by the swim and dive team. She also is a member of the National Honor Society and the Eagles Band. She is escorted by Andre Gomez, son of Manny and Yvonne Gomez.
Audrie Llamas is nominated by the HHS student body. The daughter of Rueben and Lori Llamas, she is a member of the National Honor Society, El Shaddai Ministries and is a leader in Revolution Youth Group. Llamas also serves as the senior class secretary. She is being escorted by Angel Tarin, son of Linda Tarin.
Ieyland Mason, the daughter of Elizabeth Mason and Jerry Thompson, is nominated by the Lady Eagles basketball team. Ieyland is a member of National Honor Society, NAACP and Scharbauer Street Church of Christ. She is being escorted by nominee Jordaan Gonzales. He is nominated by the Eagles basketball team and is the son of Anacani Gonzales. Gonzales also is a member of the Stop Bullying Program.
Samantha Perez is a nominee of the Lady Eagles softball team. She is the daughter of Delsa Perez. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was nominated for Leadership New Mexico. Perez is escorted by Caleb Parker, son of Candice Parker.
Natalie Rojas is nominated by the Eagle Fusion dance team. She is the daughter of Melanie and Joel Rojas. She is being escorted by Justin Santos, son of Kristie and Peter Santos.
Joseph Handlon is a HHS student body nominee. He is the son of Norma Rios and Joey Handlon. He will be escorted by Alyssa Rascon, the daughter of Sherry and Rudy Rascon.
Jeffrey Henderson Jr. is the son of Jeffrey and Monique Henderson. He is nominated by the wrestling team. Jeffrey is also a member of the football and track and field teams, as well as a member of Hobbs First Assembly Youth Group. He is being escorted by Keiana Serna, daughter of Zenaida Palmares.
Brandon Hinojos is the Eagles track and field team nominee. He is the son of Manuel and Kaia Hinojos. Hinojos is a member of the National Honor Society. He is being escorted by Mirna Gallegos, daughter of Pilar and Mary Gallegos.
Nathan Smith is a HHS student body nominee. He is the son of Finn and Paula Smith. He is a member of the Eagles basketball team and Stop Bullying, Speak Up program. He will be escorted by Leslie Louise Shows, the daughter of Jim Shows and Carrie Shows
David Tackett, son of Donalt and Elizabeth Tackett, is nominated by Science Olympiad. He is a member of the band and National Honor Society. He is escorted by Tasia Scribner, daughter of Kendra Wells.
Isaiah Tovar is the nominee for the Eagles baseball team. He is the son of Samuel and Leticia Tovar. He is being escorted by Natalie Faulkenberry, daughter of Clay Faulkenberry and Genna Faulkenberry.