2018-10-07 / Sports

ST. CHARLES BULLDOGS Homecoming 2018

STC celebrates Homecoming with Disney theme OCTOBER 12 | Parade: 5:00pm | Game Time: 7:00pm


The St. Charles Homecoming queen candidates are, from left to right: Macey Burk, Peyton Czymbor, Sydney Miller, Faith Kumpelis and Grace Douglas. Photo by Keith Salisbury The St. Charles Homecoming queen candidates are, from left to right: Macey Burk, Peyton Czymbor, Sydney Miller, Faith Kumpelis and Grace Douglas. Photo by Keith Salisbury ST. CHARLES – St. Charles High School will be celebrating Homecoming this week with a Disney Movies theme.

Activities get started today, Sunday, Oct. 7. From 5:45 to 6 p.m., students will line up for a processional to the bonfire at the softball field, which starts at 6 p.m. The powderpuff game will consist of two 20 minute quarters, following the fire.

There will be no school on Monday, Oct. 8, for a teacher professional development day. Tuesday, Oct. 9 will be Sleeping Beauties Day, with students encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas. Wednesday, Oct. 10 is Disney Day, when students should dress as their favorite Disney character. Thursday, Oct. 11 is Tweedledee/Tweedledum Twin Thursday. Friday, Oct. 12 is Mickey and Minnie red and black day.


The St. Charles Homecoming king candidates are, from left to right: Alec McConnell, Collin Brabant, Devon Barron, Rhys Wazny and Tyler Hodges. Photo by Keith Salisbury The St. Charles Homecoming king candidates are, from left to right: Alec McConnell, Collin Brabant, Devon Barron, Rhys Wazny and Tyler Hodges. Photo by Keith Salisbury Friday will also feature the Homecoming assembly at 1 p.m., with the introduction of the representatives and court. The male court members will crown and sash the female court members at the assembly.

Line-up for the Homecoming parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The parade starts at 5 p.m.

The Bulldog varsity football team will play host to St. Louis on Friday night. Game time is 7 p.m. At halftime, the representatives and court will be introduced, and the king and queen and prince and princess will be crowned.

The Homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.


The St. Charles Homecoming class representatives are, front row, from left to right: Freshman Trinity Burtch, sophomore Lindsey Pumford, junior Grace Marsh, and senior Allison Duranso. Back row, from left to right: Freshman Jayden Rodarte, sophomore Collin Jerry, junior Joey Gonzales, and senior Michael Pratt. Photo by Keith Salisbury The St. Charles Homecoming class representatives are, front row, from left to right: Freshman Trinity Burtch, sophomore Lindsey Pumford, junior Grace Marsh, and senior Allison Duranso. Back row, from left to right: Freshman Jayden Rodarte, sophomore Collin Jerry, junior Joey Gonzales, and senior Michael Pratt. Photo by Keith Salisbury QUEEN CANDIDATES

Macey Burk is the daughter of Brandi Burk and Matt and Teresa Santana-Burk. She is a member of Student Council, her class council and the National Honor Society. She is also dual-enrolled at Delta College.

Burk has participated in Beautification Day and has been a counselor at the Hartley Outdoor Education Center for the annual fifth-grade trip. She works at Windmere Kennels and does babysitting for family friends. She also plays varsity softball, and was voted Best Teammate in 2017.

After graduation, she plans to go into a business/accounting career, but is undecided on a college.

Peyton Czymbor is the daughter of Mark Czymbor and Tonya Yount. She has participated in volleyball, basketball and track. She has also been involved in Spring Into Service and Beautification Day, and served as a church camp leader.

Czymbor has received honorable mention in basketball and volleyball, all-state academic honors in volleyball, and was leading scorer, rebounder and led in steals in basketball.

After graduation, she plans to attend Delta College or Grand Valley State University, but is undecided on a course of study.

Grace Douglas is the daughter of Jack and Tricia Douglas. She has been on the high honor roll for four years, in Leadership for two years, in the Link Crew for one year, in the National Honor Society for two years, and on Student Council and class council for three years. She has volunteered at Special Olympics for one year, Beautification Day for four years, and Homecoming decorating for four years.

Douglas has played two years of JV volleyball and two years of varsity volleyball; four years of varsity basketball, receiving all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore; and four years of varsity softball.

After graduation, she plans to attend college, but is undecided on where and a course of study.

Faith Kumpelis is the daughter of Jason and Jamie Kumpelis. She has been on the class council for four years, Link Crew for two years, and has participated in youth clinics for volleyball and basketball. She has also taken part in Beautification Day and Homecoming decorating.

Kumpelis has played basketball for four years, three on varsity; and volleyball for four years, three on varsity. She received first team all-conference in volleyball in 2017, and is a team captain this year.

After graduation, she plans to attend college, but is undecided on where and a course of study.

Sydney Miller is the daughter of Lisa Barnette and Dennis Miller. She has participated in Leadership for one year, and has been involved with Beautification Day and Special Olympics. She also spends time working in activities at the St. Francis Home.

Miller has played softball for three years and basketball for three years, and plans to continue for her senior year.

After graduation, she plans to attend Delta College to study speech and language pathology working with children with autism spectrum disorder. She eventually plans to transfer to Saginaw Valley State University to earn her master’s degree in speech and language pathology.

KING CANDIDATES

Devon Barron is the son of Bethanie Hopkins and Jason Barron. He has participated in baseball, basketball and football, and been involved youth baseball, park clean-up and Beautification Day.

Barron was a member of the 2017 baseball district championship team, and was crowned Prom Prince in 2017.

After graduation, he plans to attend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Academy in the fall of 2019.

Collin Brabant is the son of Kevin and Sarah Brabant. He is a member of Business Professionals of America, and has participated in Beautification Day. He has also played football and baseball for four years, and basketball for two years.

After graduation, he plans to take his basic courses at Delta College before transferring to Saginaw Valley State University to go into exercise science.

Tyler Hodges is the son of Sean Hodges and Shari Hodges. He has been involved in Law Day and Beautification Day. He has also participated in football, basketball and track.

After graduation, he plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University to study pre-medicine, then go to Michigan State University to become a medical doctor.

Alec McConnell is the son of Kathy and Mark Czymbor and Roger and Michelle McConnell. He has been a member of the Business Professionals of America and Link Crew (as a junior). He has also been a counselor at the Hartley Outdoor Education Center, and participated in Beautification Day and youth football camp.

McConnell has played varsity football for three years, played baseball, and was the Prom King.

After graduation, he plans to attend Delta College or Saginaw Valley State University to study in the business field.

Rhys Wazny is the son of Paul and Kelli Wazny. He has participated in cross country, track, National Honor Society and Beautification Day.

In cross country, he was second team all-conference as a sophomore, and honorable mention as a junior; third team all-county as a junior, and he holds the school record for the fastest time. In track, he was honorable mention in the 110 meter hurdles as a freshman, all-league honorable mention in the 110 meter hurdles, regional runner-up in the 300 meter hurdles, second-team all-conference in the 300 meter hurdles, Saginaw Area Track and Field Dream Team honorable mention, Saginaw County champion and a state championship qualifier in the 300 hundred meter hurdles as a junior.

After graduation, he plans to study accounting, but is undecided on a college.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

The freshman class representatives are Trinity Burch and Jayden Rodarte.

Trinity Burch is the daughter of Justin and Brenda Burch. She serves as class president, and is involved in color guard, robotics, drama and volleyball. She is also active in the New Life youth group and church.

She has played volleyball for three years and softball for six years. In the eighth grade, her softball team won first place in the Junior Pony girls’ tournament.

After high school, she would like to become a sports medicine physician.

Jayden Joseph Rodarte is the son of Ben and Ashley Rodarte.

He is on the JV football team and has participated in youth football for four years. He has earned several medals in middle school track, including second place in the 400-meter dash at the Saginaw County track and field championships last spring. He is also a member of the Saginaw Six Shooters at Saginaw Field and Stream Club, and took third place this year in his category at the Single Action Shooting Society Michigan state championship.

After high school, he plans to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to become a dentist.

The sophomore representatives are Lindsey Pumford and Collin Jerry.

Lindsey Pumford is the daughter of Roger and Jeanne Pumford. She has been president of her class for two years. She has also participated in Beautification Day.

Pumford has played varsity volleyball and varsity basketball for one year, and JV volleyball for one year.

She is undecided about a college or career choice at this time.

Collin Jerry is the son of Tiffany Jerry and Garrett Jerry. He is involved in pom pon and cheerleading. He also participates in JV football and varsity wrestling.

After high school, he plans to go to Ferris State University to study pharmacy and eventually become a pharmacist.

The junior representatives are Grace Marsh and Joey Gonzales.

Grace Marsh is the daughter of Carrie Moore and Shawn Moore. She participates in high school symphonic band, marching band, jazz band and track. She has also been involved in Beautification Day for two years.

She has played basketball for six years, track for two years and softball for one year.

After high school, she plans to attend Delta College for two years, then transfer to Saginaw Valley State University, but is undecided on a major.

Joey Gonzales is the son of Ronald and Michelle Gonzales. He has participated in football, basketball, track and Beautification Day.

As a sophomore, he was conference champion in the long jump and high jump, and was third at regionals and qualified for the state finals in the long jump.

He is undecided about a college or career choice at this time.

The senior representatives are Allison Duranso and Michael Pratt.

Allison Duranso is the daughter of Jon and Dawn Duranso. She has studied nursing at the Saginaw Career Complex for two years. She has participated in Beautification Day for four years, Homecoming decorating for four years, and has helped with youth camps for softball and basketball.

She has played varsity basketball for three years, varsity softball for four years, and varsity volleyball for two years. She was a member of the academic all-state team in volleyball last year.

After high school, she plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

Michael Pratt is the son of Mike Feith and Nicole Pratt. He has participated in football, basketball, bowling and baseball.

He was first team all-conference and second team all-state in bowling, and second team all-conference and was all-district in baseball.

After high school, he plans to attend Delta College for two years before transferring to Saginaw Valley State University.

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