Class of 2019 Prom King and Queen Nominees

Karen Lau, Staff Writer

Blooming cherry blossoms and warmer weather indicate that spring has sprung at NFA! One of the most looked forward to spring events is prom. Prom is considered by many to be a rite of passage for American high school students. The colorful prom dresses, creative promposals, and crowning of Prom King and Queen are just a few aspects that make prom night special.

Every year, uppers and seniors can nominate one another for Prom King or Queen. This year, the nominees for the Class of 2019 Prom King and Queen include Sydney Brewer. Jonathan Synott, Genevieve Buckridge, Daniel Chong Cuy, Mikaylah Mejias, and James Everett.

Nominees for Prom Queen

Sydney Brewer

Hometown: Voluntown
Favorite hobbies: Photography, anything animal-related, and supporting friends and family
Extracurricular activities: Field hockey, National Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society
Favorite classes: Arabic and biology
Future after NFA: Study biomedical sciences and pre-med, minoring in Arabic
Favorite ice cream flavor: Moose Tracks
Favorite part of NFA: The many opportunities it provides and learning new perspectives
Favorite sports team; UCONN field hockey
Favorite music: R&B

To Sydney, Prom means “a special time in your high school life where you can make some of the most important memories of your youth. It’s a night where you can dress to the nines and just dance the night away.”

Sydney and Jon have been dating for almost two years.

“Ever since freshman year when we met, he’s been there for me and encouraged me to be a better version of myself.”

Eve Buckridge

Hometown: Bozrah
Extracurricular activities: Cross country, Track, and Swimming
Favorite subjects: Environmental science and math
Favorite tv show: “New Girl”
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and Cream
Future after NFA: Study epidemiology at UCONN
Favorite part of NFA: Diversity, being able to meet different people

Eve has been dating Dan for a year.

“[My favorite quality of Dan is] how kind he is, not just to me, but others as well, no matter who it is. Also his sense of humor, he never ceases to make me laugh. It’s always the best time with him.” stated Eve.

To Eve, Prom means “a great experience to bond with your peers, you get to hang out with all the juniors and have a good time.”

Mikaylah Mejias

Hometown: Norwich
Favorite hobby: Hanging out with friends
Extracurricular activities: Varsity cheerleading, Spanish National Honor Society, FEMALES club, Varsity N Club
Favorite subject: Science
Future after NFA: Study to become a registered nurse at URI
Favorite tv show: Glee
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chip
Favorite part of NFA: Diversity, community
Favorite sports team: Patriots
Favorite thing about Prom: Getting ready and taking pictures with friends

“I think winning prom queen would show that I am active at school and people support what I’m doing around here,” stated Mejias.

About Jimmy, “I’ve known him forever…I was always like ‘Jimmy, when are you going to ask me to Prom?’ so he finally dm’ed me on Twitter and it got double the retweets.”

Nominees for Prom King

Dan Chong Cuy

Hometown: Norwich
Extracurricular activities: Volleyball and Track
Favorite subjects: Math and history
Favorite movies: Marvel movies
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookie Dough
Future after NFA: Study computer science at UCONN
Favorite part of NFA: Being able to grow on a sports team
Favorite sports team: Manchester United.

Dan has been dating Eve for a year.

“[Eve] is extremely nice. She’s nice to everyone. She’s always caring and attentive to what she’s trying to do. Everyone always says she’s the nicest person they’ve ever spoken to.”

To Dan, Prom means “having memories to look back on when you’re graduating, when you’re in college and thinking back on your high school experience.”

Jon Synott

Hometown: Lisbon
Favorite hobbies: Baseball, Soccer, and Skiing
Extracurricular activities: Soccer and Baseball , National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society
Favorite subject: Chemistry
Future after NFA: Study to become a chemical engineer
Favorite tv show: “The Office”
Favorite food: A good burrito
Favorite sports team: Red Sox
Favorite music: Classic rock music

Jon has been dating Sydney for almost two years.

“We started talking in the spring of freshman year and she’s just so important in my life now. I love spending time with her and can’t wait for memories to come. The thing I most admire about her is her persistence. No matter how bad of a break she may get, she finds a way to stay positive and push through. She is without a doubt the strongest person I know,” stated Synott.

To Jon, Prom means “a great celebration with all of your friends and classmates and a fun time.”

Jimmy Everett

Hometown: Norwich
Favorite hobby: Playing Fortnite
Extracurricular activities: Track and Field, Student Advisory Board
Favorite subject: history
Favorite movies/tv shows: “Iron Giant,” “Blue Mountain State”
Favorite food: Chicken parmesan
Favorite ice cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite part of NFA: Mr. Howard
Favorite sports team: University of Georgia football
Favorite music: Anything on the radio

“[My favorite thing about Mikaylah] is her personality,” stated Everett.