Meet the 2019 Winter Formal Candidates

Although the temperatures keep dropping outside, Winter Formal week is heating up at DCHS! Here are the 2019 candidates!

Becca Youngers, Staff Writer

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Abbey Bejarno

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Cross Country, Tennis, SOS, Special Olympics, and Ut Fidem.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I didn’t expect it until the day before when all my friends told me they voted for me, and yes I’m excited.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m excited for the dance because it’s fun to dance with my friends.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Gabe Baccile.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I don’t like peanut butter, and I’m also allergic to horses.”

 

Jacob Ruperto

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in the Spring Musical, Show Choir, Maroon Crew, and NHS.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I don’t think I really expected it. I thought it was kind of funny when I got nominated, and I’m excited.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most looking forward to the dancing and busting a move out on that dance floor.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Sami McMahon.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I have 4 pet ducks.”

 

Shannon Dougherty

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Student Council, Tennis, Ut Fidem, Maroon Crew, Student Ambassadors, NCYL, and NHS.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candida

te? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“No I didn’t really expect it, I was excited though because it’s kind of cool knowing people voted for you.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m excited for getting dressed up because that’s always fun since you don’t really get the opportunity to do that a lot.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Max Beh.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I have a really cute dog named Lucy.”

 

Ben Freking

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Golf, Swim, Peer Tutors, Student Ambassadors, Ut Fidem, NHS, Math Club, and Ping-Pong Club.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“It was unexpected. I knew a few of my friends were voting for me, but I didn’t think I’d get onto court. I was super excited when I found out.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m looking forward to the dance.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m planning on going with Jessica Thomas.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I like to swim.”

 

Ashley Allen

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I am involved in CORE, Rugby, Track, and Maroon Crew.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I didn’t expect Winter Formal because it came up so soon, but as soon as I heard some of the other candidates I knew it was a joke, so that was funny.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I like dressing up even though it’s the most stressful thing, but yes, dressing up and doing my hair and makeup.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Aidan Cunningham.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I don’t really have a fun fact. Every time someone asks me for a fun fact I say I can fold my tongue in half.”

 

Aidan Cunningham

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Ut Fidem, Legion of our Lady, Ultimate Frisbee, Cross Country, and NHS.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I knew it was going to happen. No surprise at all.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most looking forward to the dance.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Ashley Allen.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I think Arnold Palmers are the best drink in the world.”

 

Kelsey Schweizer

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Cross Country, Track, Ut Fidem, and Best Buddies.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I did not expect it, and I am very excited.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most looking forward to the dance.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Louie Forret.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I have a dog named Ellie and 2 cats.”

 

Colin LaBrie

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Cross Country, Ut Fidem, Musical this year, and Track.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I kind of expected it because I told a lot of people to vote for me, and I’m pretty excited about it.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m looking forward to the dance, and then hanging out with friends afterwards.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Grace Coleman.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I’ll be studying sports media at college next year.”

 

Alexis Reisberg

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Cross Country, Track, Ut Fidem, Yearbook, Newspaper, Students for Life, Eco Club, and Feminist Club.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“It was very unexpected, I was trying to get a lot of my friends on court instead, and then I got chosen instead and I was like, woah.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I think dinner because my group’s talking about really good desserts right now, so I’m excited for that.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Drew Kueter.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I have a really cute little brother that I love.”

 

Zach Rinke

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Cross Country, Swim, and I plan on doing Track in the spring.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“Not going to lie, I did expect it because all of my friends said they were going to vote for me.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most looking forward to the dinner beforehand, and just hanging out with friends before we go. It’ll be a good time.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I wasn’t planning on going but now I’m probably going to have to ask my girlfriend to go with me.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“My Xbox gamertag is TUER bolm.”

 

Caroline Lilly

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Maroon Crew, NHS, SOS, and Yearbook.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I kind of expected it because random people in my seminar were just telling people to vote for me, so I kind of saw it coming. At first I wasn’t too happy because I knew that I had to dress up at school, but it’s kind of exciting now that it’s here.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“My favorite part about the dances in general is usually just getting ready, taking pictures, and going to dinner. It’s nice to switch things up and look nicer than usual.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with my boyfriend.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I really like driving in my car around with my friends, and just doing random things and talking. I think it’s really relaxing.”

 

Connor Kriegshauser

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Student Ambassadors and Football.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I was super excited and no, I didn’t expect it.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most excited for dinner.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Jacque Comes.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I’m from Texas.”

 

Lizzy DeCarlo

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Students for Life, Peer Ministry, Bowling, and Golf.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I didn’t really expect to be a candidate, I was very excited. It’s pretty cool being on court.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“Just being with my friends. I love spending time with them and they’re pretty cool people. I can’t wait to spend the night with them.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m going with Dalton McCarthy and my friends I’m going with are Louie Bertagnolli and Cassie Cataldo.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I’m not shy, that’s a good fact I guess.”

 

Kevin Conner

What are you involved in at DCHS?

“I’m involved in Track, Cross Country, and SOS.”

What was your reaction to being chosen as a Winter Formal Candidate? Are you excited and did you expect it?

“I was not very excited, and I wasn’t expecting it until after the voting happened.”

What part of Winter Formal are you most looking forward to?

“I’m most looking forward to the after party.”

Who are you planning on going to Winter Formal with?

“I’m not actually going to Winter Formal.”

What is one thing you think everyone should know about you?

“I’ve broken 10 bones, so that’s pretty cool I guess.”

All photo credits to Holly Baumgartel