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EHS names Homecoming Court
Ephrata High School has announced the nominees for the 2011-12 Homecoming Court. The six young women competing for the crown are Rochelle Groff, Mariah Hatt, Tessa Hoffman, Loran Kachel, Paying Moua and Lauren Overly.
Groff is the daughter of Les and Judy. She has been a member of Spanish National Honor Society since her sophomore year. Groff helps manage the Ephrata field hockey team, and she works at Ace Hardware. Outside of school, Groff teaches kindergarten and first grade at her church, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and likes to bake. After graduation she plans to go to college to become a physical therapist.
Hatt is the daughter of Kay. She has participated in numerous sports — two years of field hockey, four years of spring track, two years of cross country and three years of winter track — and is also a National Honor Society member and Senior Class president. Outside of school, Hatt enjoys running and is a cashier at Redner’s Markets. After graduation she will attend college to study education in hopes of becoming a teacher.
Hoffman is the daughter of Stevin and Beverly. She has been a cheerleader since sophomore year and is one of the captains this year. Outside of school, Hoffman is a member of Ephrata Community Church and a cashier at Weiser’s Markets. In her spare time, Hoffman enjoys spending time with her three sisters. After graduation she plans on attending Christ For Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas and plans on traveling the world to help children in the Third World countries.
Kachel is the daughter of Scott and Lisa. She has played field hockey for six years, serving as captain this year. Additionally, she has been involved in Student Council for two years and served as the boys lacrosse manager her junior and senior years. Musically, Kachel has been involved in choir her freshman and sophomore years, and she has participated in the musical for two years and Camerata Singers her senior year. Outside of school, Kachel is a waitress at the Udder Choice and enjoys singing, writing, running, being with friends and family, and participating as a member at the Akron Grace Evangelical Congregational Church youth group. After graduation, Kachel plans on going to college to study speech language pathology.
Moua is the daughter of Sia Moua and Boa Yang. Paying has been a member of Student Council all four years, and she is co-chairing this year’s Mini-Thon event. She enjoys hanging out with her youth group, playing volleyball with friends, going shopping, spending quality time with her family and working at Arby’s. After graduation, Moua is planning to attend college at Temple University.
Overly is the daughter of Larry and Lori. She has played field hockey all four years, serving as a captain in her junior and senior years. She also played soccer her freshman and sophomore year, wrote for the yearbook her junior year, and is a member of National Honor Society in her senior year. Outside of school, Overly is a member of Hope United Methodist Church and a cashier at Weiser’s Markets. After graduation she plans to attend college to major in kinesiology. More HOMECOMING, page A17