Grove, Fisher named 2017 EV Homecoming Queen and King

2017 English Valleys Homecoming Queen Audrey Grove and King Braydon Fisher. 

          Despite a chain of tragic events rocking the English Valleys community, students, alumni and residents came together to celebrate Homecoming Week, with Braydon Fisher and Audrey Grove crowned Homecoming King and Queen.

            Homecoming King Braydon Fisher, 17, is the son of Heather and Jeremy Fisher of North English.  While in high school, Braydon has been active in football, basketball, FFA and Youth Salute. Braydon’s hobbies and interests include working on cars and working on the farm.  The thing Braydon likes best about English Valleys is, “The classes are small so everyone knows everybody.”  Braydon’s future plans are to go to college and study automotive technology and farm after college.

            Homecoming Queen Audrey Sue Grove, 17, is the daughter of John and Melinda Grove of South English.  While in high school, Audrey has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, FFA, FCCLA, NHS, Youth Salute, being a CNA at the English Valley Care Center and a Brethern Church member.  Audrey’s hobbies and interests include eating Big Macs.  The thing Audrey likes best about English Valleys is, “the school is small so you know everyone and every teacher personally.”  Audrey’s future plans are to go to college for nursing and hopefully play softball.  

            Rounding out the rest of this year’s English Valley’s Homecoming Court were the following ladies and gentleman. All profiles were provided by Charles Nachtman: 

            Mallory Ann Hester, 17, is the daughter of Steve and Stacey Hester of North English. 

While in high school, Mallory has been active in volleyball, softball, golf, wrestling and football manager, FCCLA, FFA, Silver Cord, NHS, FTA, Youth Salute, lifeguarding and a CNA at the English Valley Care Center.  Mallory’s hobbies and interests include being with friends and family, watching wrestling, sports, reading and eating.  The thing Mallory likes best about English Valleys is, “having my Dad as a teacher and being at a  small school so you get to know everyone.”  Mallory’s future plans are to attend Mount Mercy University for nursing.

            Lexie Lanae Miller,17, is the daughter of Mark and Lori Miller of North English.  While in high school, Lexie has been involved in volleyball, basketball, football statistician, golf, softball, FFA, FCCLA, FTA, student council, NHS, Youth Salute and working at the English Valley Care Center.  Her hobbies include golfing, laughing a lot, eating pasta, and reciting Spongebob lines every chance she gets.  The thing Lexie likes best about English Valleys is, “having Ms. Lopez tell me I’m her ‘favorita estudiante’ every day that I walk into her classroom.”  Lexie’s future plans are to attend either the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa to study either interior design, forensic science or elementary education. 

              Sydney Layne Olson,17, is the daughter of Tom and Angie Olson of Keswick.  While in high school, Sydney has been active in FFA as president, 4-H, volleyball, basketball, softball, football statistician, NHS, FTA and Youth Salute.  Sydney’s hobbies and interests are eating pork loin and wrestling crocodiles.  The thing that Sydney likes best about English Valleys is, “that I enjoy being friends with everyone in the school and everyone is so supportive of each other.”  Sydney’s future plans are to attend DMACC for veterinary medicine. 

Mykayla Louise Russell,17, is the daughter of Jamie and Jay Russell of North English.  While in high school, Mykayla has been active in volleyball, softball, FFA and basketball as a manager.  Mykayla’s hobbies and interests include hanging out with friends and eating her body weight in watermelon.  The thing Mykayla likes best about English Valleys is, “the super-supportive community.”  Mykayla’s future plans are to go to Kirkwood to study interior design and possibly transfer to the University of Iowa. 

Charles Rodman Axmear, 17, is the son of Andrew and Christina Axmear of North English.  While in high school, Charlie has participated in band, jazz band, SICL Honor Band, cross country, basketball, golf, NHS, football, wrestling, baseball, drama, the school play, church youth group and service projects, Youth Salute, being a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist, lifeguard and a sales assistant.  Charlie’s hobbies and interests include watching sports, losing in Fantasy Football, crossing fools up and self-loathing.  The thing Charlie likes best about English Valleys is, “how every person on the homecoming court will have the same answer to this question.”  Charlie’s future plans are studying economics or business at whatever college lets him in.

Payton Gerard, 18, is the son of Mike and Lisa Gerard of Millersburg.  Payton has been involved in football and basketball.  Payton’s hobbies and interests are hanging out with friends, playing video games and watching movies.  The thing Payton likes best about English Valleys is, “the small class sizes allows you to know everyone.”  Payton’s future plans are to go to attend Kirkwood to study communication engineering. 

Anthony Moxley, 17, is the son of David and Patricia Moxley of North English.  While in high school, Anthony has been involved in speech, student council, drama crew and working in the lunch room.  Anthony’s hobbies and interests include watching anime, video games and hanging out with friends.  The thing Anthony likes best about English Valleys is, “the friends I have made in my time here, from preschool to now, and the memories that come with them.”  Anthony’s future plans include going to college to study 3D programming. 

Eric Rodby,17, is the son of Vesta Rodby of North English.  While in high school, Eric

has been active in theater, speech, band, a member of the South Iowa Cedar League Honor Band, jazz band and basketball manager.  Eric’s hobbies and interests include music, video games and computers.  The thing Eric likes best about English Valleys is, “how everyone is one giant family and how the little things affect us all.”  Eric’s future plans are to attend the University of Northern Iowa and study electrical engineering technologies and technology management.   

Photos from the Homecoming Coronation and games can be view on our SmugMug page here