MERRILLVILLE | Faculty and staff at Merrillville High School nominated five senior girls for the Homecoming Court. Students vote Friday, September 20, for their choice, and during the annual Homecoming football game, one girl will become queen.
The candidates are Danbrielle Carter, Cassandra Govert, Adrienne Marquez, Elizabeth Nino and Niesha Jones.
Carter works as a peer mediator at MHS in addition to being involved in Student Government. She said she prides herself in being “a role model academically and socially.” Her goals are to attend college and pursue a career in counseling.
Govert is actively involved in school life, and “Not a day goes by that I’m not doing something for the school.” The editor of the school newspaper, Govert is the Director of Leadership for Socially Together and Naturally Diverse organization (STAND). She is vice president of the National Honor Society (NHS), secretary/treasurer of her senior class and a freshman mentor. Govert is also a member of the school’s Choralteens and Drama Club.
A volunteer at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer, Marquez is active in the Merrillville Pirate Athletic Council and the NHS. She is a four-year member of the girls’ soccer team and currently, the varsity captain. Marquez said she wants to study pharmacy at Purdue University in West Lafayette or physical therapy at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Nino is the director of School Affairs for STAND. She is secretary of Student Government, president of English as a New Language Club, and a member of the NHS. Although undecided on a specific major, Nino said she “definitely wants to go into the medical field.”
Jones said she takes pride in mentoring freshmen at the high school. Jones plays basketball for the Pirates and works as the manager for the volleyball team. “I enjoy helping others,” she said, “and interacting with them.”