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Enthusiastic seniors make up the 2017 queen’s court

October 11, 2017

The 2018 senior homecoming court is represented by five seniors.

These seniors are Jada Brown, Karlee Griffin, Kaylee Hill, Hayley Roush, and Zoe Zaravelis.

You may have voted for them, but do you really know them? The Eclipse wants to let you all get to know your court members a little better.

The queen will be announced at halftime of the homecoming game Friday, Oct. 13.

IMAGE / Hicks Studio of Davison
The 2017 queen’s court is seniors Zoe Zaravelis (l to r), Karlee Griffin, Hayley Roush, Kaylee Hill, and Jada Brown.

Jada Brown 

Brown is 17 years old. Her family includes her parents Mr. and Mrs. Janairo and Katie Brown, her brother Rylee, and her grandfather Mr. Richard Douglas.

Brown has been cheering since she was 5 but started cheering competitively in seventh grade. This is Brown’s fourth year of being on the varsity cheer team.

She enjoys cheering, tumbling, and hanging out with friends.

Brown plans on attending Mott Community College for nursing and plans to help with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

She feels privileged to be on court.

“I feel honored that the Class of 2018 chose me to represent them as a queen’s court candidate,” Brown said.

Brown will be escorted by her brother Rylee Brown.

Karlee Griffin

Griffin is 17 years old. Her family includes her parents Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Lori Griffin and her brother Tyler.

Griffin has bowled for the past eight years.

She enjoys bowling and spending time with her family.

Griffin plans on attending Mott Community College at first and eventually getting a master’s degree in business and management.

She is excited to be on court.

“I feel very privileged,” Griffin said. “I feel so happy to be on court.”

Griffin will be escorted by senior Tre’ron Griffin.

Kaylee Hill

Hill is 17 years old. Her family includes her mom Ms. Vernnise Williams and her brother Anton Webster.

She has been cheering for Kearsley since her freshman year.

Hill is the Class of 2018 secretary. She loves to laugh and joke around with friends, eat, run, and cheer.

She plans to attend a four-year university and achieve a Ph.D. in behavioral science.

Hill is exhilarated to be on court.

“It is very exciting yet overwhelming at the same time,” Hill said.

Hill will be escorted by her brother Anton.

Hayley Roush

Roush is 17. Her family includes her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Amy Roush, her sister Jenna, and her 1-month-old brother Dylan.

Roush has been on the varsity cheer team for the past three years and was on the junior varsity team her freshman year.

She plans to go to Mott Community College to pursue a degree in dental hygiene.

Roush is thrilled to be on court.

“I am very excited and blessed to have been chosen by my peers to be on homecoming court,” Roush said. “And I’m very happy to share this experience with the four other girls.”

Zoe Zaravelis 

Zaravelis is 17 years old. Her family includes her parents Mr. and Mrs. George and Genie Zaravelis and her brother Kosta.

She does not participate in sports, but she enjoys art, volunteering, and makeup.

Zaravelis plans on attending the University of Michigan-Flint.

She is delighted to be on court.

“I didn’t expect people to vote for me, so it’s really exciting,” Zaravelis said.

Zaravelis will be escorted by senior Teven Thompson-Farrior.

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