MHS kicks off Homecoming Week '21

The 2021 Homecoming Royalty and attendants were named at an assembly at Mendota High School on Sept. 27. Left to right, are Abby Kunz and Isaac Smith, junior attendants; Alex Stremlau and Uzi Angulo, senior attendants; Jayla Morris and Emilio Perez, senior attendants; Queen KayLee Barkman; King Omar Gonzalez; Fredy Mandujano and Ryleigh Sondgeroth, sophomore attendants; Ava Beetz, Damian Medina and Ashley Caracheo, freshman attendants. In front are Mini King Harrison Raley and Mini Queen Ellie Sester. (Photo contributed)

MENDOTA – Every year, it’s a struggle to choose someone who fully embodies the qualities of a Trojan Hero. After the year we have had, the 2021 Trojan Hero was no question. It is with great pleasure that Mendota High School announces this year's Trojan Hero, Mrs. Sheri McConville, the District 280 nurse.

McConville spends her days taking care of all the students at MHS. The amount of time she has put in to help fight the COVID19 spread is enormous. McConville takes the time to create a sense of community at Mendota High School. Oftentimes, McConville uses her caring nature to comfort students who do not feel well, while building a stronger connection and growing relationships with MHS students. Outside of school, McConville spends time with her family, takes care of her husband and is a super grandma to five grandchildren. MHS, without any reservations, believes McConville encompasses the attributes of a true Trojan Hero.

This year’s Hallway decorating contest winners are: 1st place-Freshman; 2nd place-Sophomore; 3rd place-Junior; 4th place-Senior.

This year’s 2021 Homecoming Royalty includes:

Freshman Attendants-Damian Medina, son of Juan and Yanely Medina; Ava Beetz, daughter of Zach and Michelle Beetz; and Ashley Caracheo, daughter of Juan and Lorena Caracheo.

Sophomore Attendants-Fredy Mandujano, son of Jamie and Lucia Mandujano; Ryleigh Sondergroth, daughter of Matt and Amber Sondgeroth.

Junior Attendants-Isaac Smith, son of Molly and Anthony Ohlendorf; Abby Kunz, daughter of Matt and Stephanie Kunz.

Senior Attendants-Uziel Angulo, son of Daniel and Leticia Angulo; Alex Stremlau, daughter of Nick and Tracie Stremlau; Emilio Perez, son of Joel and Angie Perez; Jayla Morris, daughter of Diondre Morris and Emily Sanchez.

Queen-KayLee Barkman, daughter of Dave and Michelle Barkman; King-Omar Gonzalez, son of Maria Magallanes and Pedro Gonzalez.

Mini Queen-Ellie Sester, daughter of Aaron and Erin Sester; Mini King-Harrison Raley, son of Heath and Christine Raley.



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