Homecoming King nominee: Alex Newell

Rachel Chen, Staff Writer

Q: What would it mean to you if you won Homecoming King?

A: It would mean a lot. It would mean that I have the approval of my peers, which I very highly esteem. And I guess it would mean the school deemed me able to represent us, which I think would be an extreme honor, since I love Plano.

Q: What part of Plano makes you proud?

A: Probably the acceptance of diversity. I wouldn’t really say that we are a one-person kind of school. There are a lot of different types of people and they all thrive and flourish and we don’t look down upon people who are different.

Q: If you could change anything about homecoming, what would you change?

A: I would probably say the price. I know a lot of people don’t enjoy homecoming or can’t participate because it can get pretty costly with mums and t-shirts, and if you go to the dance, tickets for the dance and dinner out and stuff.

Q: What is your favorite part of homecoming?

A: My favorite part would probably have to be the showiness of it. Like I said, it’s pretty costly, but I know a lot of people enjoy getting to dress up nicely and look their best and have a reason to go and spend ungodly amounts of money of clothes, so it’s nice to have an excuse to just treat yourself well once in a while.

Q: What makes homecoming special?

A: I would say the atmosphere is different. Most of the time you come to school and you’re doing work all day. You see your friends if you can, but it’s not really the main purpose. But you come to homecoming and it’s all about pretty much having fun without the work part involved. So just the atmosphere of, you’re just there to have fun, and it’s more different than what most people are used to.