By Alexis Schatten, Staff Intern
The stairways were full of colorful posters wittily exclaiming to vote various students for court. The hallways were buzzing with conversations about who asked who or what dress someone’s bought. Homecoming was quickly approaching.
The girls running for homecoming countess didn’t seem to be concerned, though.
“I’m never going to be the smartest or the prettiest, but I can be the nicest,” Angelina Conforti, a freshman running for homecoming countess, said. “It’s okay if I don’t win, obviously; it’s just for fun.”
Conforti said she stayed calm and unbothered about the outcome, much more worried by upcoming math tests than by winning the title she ran for.
“To be honest, I’m really more stressed about making sure I’m getting my assignments done while still doing my after school activities,” Conforti said.
Freshman Geenisis Pachon said that despite her position as a nominee, she remained unconcerned about how people feel about her.
“I don’t think I have any more pressure put on me than anyone else. I’m running for myself, not for (the other students),” she said.
Freshman Isabella Zapata was not stressed about the election because she would have beenvery surprised to find that she won. She said her immediate reaction would probably be somewhere between disbelief and excitement.
“I’m a loser, so no one’s going to vote for me,” Zapata said, laughing. For both these candidates, Homecoming will be their first big dance as a high school student. In fact, before deciding to run, Zapata was unsure that she would even attend.
“Now that I’m running, I have a real reason to go,” she said.
Freshman Victoria Lucia said that she was running for Homecoming court because she thought it would be a great way to make new friends at a new school.
“I have actually become friends with all of them” she said.