By: Chelsie Firestone
The Village Reporter
The Hilltop Cadets Homecoming will be held on Friday, September 23 on Daft Field with the Cadets hosting the Edon Bombers beginning at 7:00 PM. The Homecoming Parade will start at 5:30 PM from uptown and go out to the football field. The Homecoming will then be recognized. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Representing the Cadets as Queen will be Sydni Jane Rivera. Sydni is the daughter of Lennie and Janie Rivera and the sister of Mackenzi Rivera, Jordan Rivera, and Dani Pacey. In her senior year at Hilltop, Sydni maintains a 4.0 GPA while being involved in Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Spanish Club, and Drama Club. Sydni also serves as Student Council President and is the current Miss Williams County. In her limited free time, Sydni enjoys representing Williams County, watching movies, and hanging out with Quinn and other friends.
Quinn Smith has chosen to represent the Cadets as King. Quinn is the son of Mike and Abbie Smith and the brother of Nick and Jackie. Also in his senior year at Hilltop,
Nick is currently maintaining a 3.9 GPA while being involved in Football, Basketball, Baseball, FFA, and Chorus. In his free time, Quinn enjoys raising livestock, hanging out with his girlfriend, and deer hunting.
Colleen Bell will be representing her school as Senior Attendant. Colleen is the daughter of Jim and Kristy Bell and the sister of Brianna Bell and Jimmy Bell. Colleen is also maintaining a 4.0 GPA during her senior year at Hilltop, doing so while being involved in Cheerleading, Softball, Quiz Bowl, and Girl Scouts. Colleen was also the 2015 Miss Ohio Amazing Junior Teen. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and drawing.
Escorting Colleen will be Timothy William Maneval. Timothy is the son of Scott and Melissa Maneval and the brother of Alex Maneval and Emily Maneval. He is maintaining a 3.25 GPA during his senior year at Hilltop and is involved in Basketball and Student Council, as well as serves as a class officer. He is currently employed at Maneval Farms and enjoys his time working there as well as playing basketball.
Representing her school as Junior Attendant will be Molly Roesch. Molly is the daughter of John and Tiffany Roesch and the sister of Ranie Roesch and Brody Roesch.
Molly is maintaining a 3.8 GPA in her junior year at Hilltop and remains active in Basketball and Softball. In her spare time, Molly enjoys art, music, and make-up.
Escorting Colleen will be Baron Bleikamp. Baron is the son of Phil and Bobbie Bleikamp and the brother of Gwyn Bleikamp and Hannah Bleikamp. Baron is currently holding a 3.2 GPA during his junior year at Hilltop and is active in Basketball and Cross Country. Baron is also currently employed part time at Advantage Machine and Manufacturing. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, canoeing, and riding ATVs.
Representing Hilltop as Sophomore Attendant will be Zoi Bauer. Zoi is the daughter of Gregory Bauer and Justin Bauer and the sister of Tori Bauer, Dalton, Bauer, and Wyatt Todd. She is maintaining a 4.0 GPA during her sophomore year at Hilltop while being involved in Cheerleading, Track and Field, Chorus, 4-H, the Food and Fashion Board, and Student Council. Zoi also serves as a class officer. In her spare time, Zoi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing, and thinking of ways to show her school spirit.
Escorting Zoi will be Nash Kuney. Nash is the son of Del and Amy Kuney and the brother of Shelby Kuney. In his sophomore year at Hilltop, Nash is maintaining a 4.0 GPA while being involved in Band and Quiz Bowl. In his spare time, Nash enjoys driving, working on cars with his dad, and playing his tromobone.
Kendall Roth will be representing Hilltop as Freshman Attendant. Kendall is the daughter of Todd and Angela Roth and the sister of Jennifer Roth, Veronica Roth, and Johnnie Roth. In her freshman year at Hilltop, Kendall is currently maintaining a 4.0 GPA while being involved in Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Track, and Band. In her spare time, Kendall enjoys babysitting and hanging out with friends and family.
Escorting Kendall will be Jay Garret. Jay is the son of Abby and Homer Hendricks and the late Jim Garret. He is also the brother of Lauren Garret. In his freshman year at Hilltop, Jay is maintaining a 4.0 GPA while being involved in Golf, Basketball, and Baseball. In his spare time, Jay enjoys hunting, hanging out with family and friends, and sports.
The Crown Bearer for the evening’s festivities will be Ezra Mahlman. Ezra is a Kindergartener at Hilltop and the son of Randy and Amanda Mahlman. The Flower Girl will be Miriam Richer. Also a Kindergartner, Miriam is the daughter of Chris and Julia Richer. Kindergartners Nayah Rodriguez and Caelan Nofziger will be giving Hawaiian leis to members of the Homecoming Court. Nayah is the daughter of Josh and Emily Rodriguez. Caelan is the daughter of Steve and Amanda Nofziger.
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