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2017 Sweethearts Court

February 1, 2017

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Congratulations to the following students on making Sweethearts court! Coronation will be on Thursday and the Pep Fest will be on Friday. Read the following Q & A to decide the Edina High School Sweethearts King and Queen!

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Jake Epple

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Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?  

Jake Epple: I’m on the Baseball team, alpine, French Club, 212, I am a manager for girls soccer and JGA Hockey, and I’m in the Grill Club.  

Zephyrus: What would you like to do after high school?

J.E.: I’m probably going to Carlton, get a degree, get a job I like, go to graduate school, and maybe become the CEO of my own company.

Zephyrus:  Who are you paired with on court?

J.E.: Quinn Brinkman, she’s awesome and very chill, we’ll have a lot of fun.

Zephyrus: Why should people vote for you?

J.E.: Oh I don’t want people to vote for me, I would feel so uncomfortable because I’m just such an awkward person. I wouldn’t really know what to do with myself, hopefully everyone votes for Tovi.   

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Joe Pfefferle

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Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Joe Pfefferle: I’m in the rugby club, I lead kids at church, and I play house basketball.

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

J.P.: It’s really an honor.

Zephyrus: Sweet or sour candy?

J.P.: Sour.

Zephyrus: Ideal way to be asked to a dance?

J.P.: That’s a good question, probably some pun that has to do with the song “Bad To The Bone.”

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Katie Clark

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Zephyrus: What clubs, sports, and activities do you participate in?

Katie Clark: Band, Model UN, 212, Windigo, Rotary Exchange

Zephyrus: Who is your court crush?

K.C.: Connor Kirsch

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

K.C.: It’s crazy! We have an amazing student body and I feel so honored to be represented with the people on it.

Zephyrus: If you could take a celebrity to sweethearts, who would it be? And why?

K.C.: Diego Luna, he was in Star Wars and he was on dirty dancing.

Zephyrus: What is your favorite ‘chick flick?

K.C.: How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.

Zephyrus: What is your go to dance move to impress your crush?

K.C.: Swing dance or just have my crush not see me dance!

 

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Emmie Sells

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Zephyrus: What activities are you involved with?

Emmie Sells: Varsity Hornettes, JV soccer, I lead a small group and a house group at my church, I’m in Spanish club, and I’m a boys basketball manager.

Zephyrus: What does it mean to be on Sweethearts Court?

E.S.: I’m excited to have a fun week and represent the school in a fun way and have a lot more school spirit. I feel like sometimes people get obsessed with being on court, but it’s not a huge deal.

Zephyrus: If you were ruler for a day and could pass any law, what would it be?

E.S.: I would unrestrict how many pets you can own. I think I’m over the limit now, but I want to have a million dogs.

Zephyrus: Is there anything else you want Edina High School to know about you?

E.S.: Be my friend! I can blow bubbles with my tongue!

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Quinn Brinkman

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Quinn Brinkman:  softball, 212, study buddies, acapella club, choir

Zephyrus: What is the best part of being on court?

Q.B.: The whole week and getting to know everybody because I didn’t know anybody on it, and now I have so many more friends that I didn’t know at all.

Zephyrus: If you could take a celebrity to sweethearts, who would it be?

Q.B.: Shawn Mendes

Zephyrus: If you were given $100 dollars right now what would you do with it?

Q.B.: buy a shirt from Free People

Zephyrus: What is your favorite chick flick?

Q.B.: Crazy Stupid Love

Zephyrus: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Q.B.: “People who chew with their mouth open and in my ear. It makes me cringe.”

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Max Harrell

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Max Harrell: Basketball, tutoring, youth group work for st patricks church, semi professional gamer. Prospective girls lacrosse manager.

Z: What does being on court mean to you?

MH: I think it’s really cool thay my classmates thought that I could be somebody to represent them. I think it’s nice to know that people see me as somebody that fits the role.

Z: If you were given $100 dollars right now what would you do with it?

MH: Buy $99 worth of food and save the other dollar for college

Z: Best pickup line?

MH:Is your dad a hunter???

Z: If you have the aux on a party bus, what is the first song you would play?

MH: Mmmbop – Hanson

Z: Who is your sweetheart court crush?

MH: Joseph Reddy

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Zach Zamoff

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Zach Zamoff: Youth for Social Justice, house basketball, soccer, and Student Council

Zephyrus: Who are your role models?

Z.Z.: God and my parents

Zephyrus: What’s the best thing about being on court?

Z.Z.: The homies for sure

Zephyrus: What’s your favorite place to get fast food?

Z.Z.: Taco Johns

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Connor Kirsch

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Zephyrus: What activities/extracurriculars/clubs/sports do you participate in?

Connor Kirsch: “I’m into alpine, FCA, church, and Model UN.”

Zephyrus: Do you believe in soulmates/love at first sight?

CK: “Definitely soulmates.”

Zephyrus: What is the biggest age difference you would have between you and your special someone?

CK: “I’d say five years”

Zephyrus: Would you get an s/o’s name tattooed on your body?

CK: “I’m not sure if I would in real life, but if I did It’d definitely be on my chest.”

Zephyrus: Who is your sweetheart crush?

CK: Grace Lauer

Zephyrus: If you were given $100 dollars right now what would you do with it?

Connor: “I would go have a nice dinner at Chipotle, you know with extra guac.”

Zephyrus: Can you sing any song completely from memory, and if so, what song? (if they claim they can, make them prove it)

CK: “For sure Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.”

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Tate Sweeney

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Zephyrus: What clubs or activities are you involved in?

Tate Sweeney: I’m involved in cross country, nordic, and track, and I do site council before school every month.

Zephyrus: Who is your sweethearts crush?

T.S.: Tough question, probably Zach Zamoff

Zephyrus: If you could go to sweethearts with anyone in the world, who would it be?

T.S.: That’s another tough question, maybe Christian Bale.

Zephyrus: Do you believe in soulmates?

T.S.: Yes.

Zephyrus: What are some ideal traits you look for in a partner?

T.S.: Probably, very easy going and up for anything. Spontaneous for sure and, someone that makes me laugh.

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Emily Klos

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Emily Klos: Youth for Social Justice, Young Libs, Ultimate Frisbee, church leader, orchestra

Zephyrus: Who is your role model?

K.: Betsy Nimmo. She is the most amazing teacher ever, she’s so inspirational and well-versed in everything going on politically right now. I’ve learned so much from her and I know so many other students have as well.

Zephyrus: Who is your sweetheart crush?

K.: I’d have to say Connor Kirsch. His brother and my sister dated two years ago, so we got those family ties.

Zephyrus: If you have the aux on a party bus, what is the first song you would play?

K.: Anything on Kanye West’s album ‘Waves’ or Beyonce.

Zephyrus: What’s your favorite go to dance move to impress your crush?K.: I’d dance like a dad at a barbeque.

 

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Kyle Cross

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Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Kyle Cross: Band, volunteering with the Humane Society, and 212

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

K.C.: It’s an honor, I never really expected to be on it.

Zephyrus: Who’s your role model?

K.C.: My parents, they’ve really pushed me and motivated me to become the person that I am.

Zephyrus: If you were handed the aux on a party bus what is the first song you’d play?

K.C.: All Night Longer

Zephyrus: Who’s your court crush?

K.C.: Katie Clark

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Rachel Wittmer

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Zephyrus: What activities and sports are you involved in?

Rachel Wittmer: I’m a captain for swim and dive, I’m in symphony orchestra, chinese club, and I volunteer at Clownfish swim club.

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

R.W.: It’s really an honor to be voted by your class, I think that’s really cool. It’s a week of fun, I’m so grateful to have such an amazing senior class.

Zephyrus: Who is your sweethearts crush?

R.W.: Oh gosh, there’s a few cute guys, I think Josh or Joe.

Zephyrus: What is your go to dance move to impress your crush?

R.W.: I think pop, drop, and lock it.

Zephyrus: Best fast food place?

R.W.: I’m a Chipotle fan for sure.

Zephyrus: If you have the aux on a party bus, what is the first song you would play?

R.W.: The classic “Low” by Flo Rida.

 

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Joe Lenarz-Hooyman

Zephyrus: What activities/extracurriculars/clubs/sports do you participate in?

Joe: “I’m on the ultimate team, 212 leadership, house basketball, TECH, and I’m really into Super Smash Bros Maylay which is a club here at the high school.”

Zephyrus: Do you believe in soulmates/love at first sight?

Joe Lenarz: “I do, I’d say. Both”

Zephyrus: As a kid, do you think you ever showed signs leading to your future on Sweethearts Court?

JL: “Nah. I’d say I was a pretty awkward kid in 8th and 9th grade. I became more comfortable with myself and who I am, so I’d say from a young age? No not at all.”

Zephyrus: What is the biggest age difference you would have between you and your special someone?

JL: “You know I’ve got sisters that are a lot older then me, I’ve got parents that are a lot older than me. So I’d go with around 8 years. So that’s pretty big I feel like.”

Zephyrus: Would you get an s/o’s name tattooed on your body?

JL: “If that was important to them I would, but I wouldn’t really make the initiative. I guess they’d choose where it goes in that case as well cause they’re the one that wants it in the first place.”

Zephyrus: Have you ever written someone a personal valentine?

JL: “Last year my dad was out of town for some business thing. I realized that my mom was going to be home alone on Valentine’s Day so I wrote her a valentine note.”

Zephyrus: If you were given $100 dollars right now what would you do with it?

JL: “A scooter.”

Zephyrus: Can you sing any song completely from memory, and if so, what song? (if they claim they can, make them prove it)

JL: “Nah. So I know a lot of verses. I’d know the first verse but space on the second verse. So yeah, no songs completely from memory. Wait actually, maybe ‘Just a Dream’ by Nelly. Yeah, I could do that one.”

 

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Ellie Eidsvold

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Ellie Eidsvold: Competitive cheer, FCA, Flag Football, Guitar, Choir, TEC.

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?
E.E.: It is a large honor to me and I’m glad that my classmates have a lot of respect for me.

Zephyrus: Who is your role model and why?

E.E.: My brother, because he is kind to absolutely everyone and i admire that a lot

Zephyrus: Can you sing any song completely from memory, and if so, what song? (if they claim they can, make them prove it)

E.E.: Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray

Zephyrus: What’s your pet peeve?

E.E.: Bad q-tips

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Emily Buenz

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Zephyrus: What activities are you involved in?

Emily Buenz: Band, model UN, 212, rink attendant, boys soccer manager

Zephyrus: What is the best part of being on court?

E.B.: Getting to know people and hanging out with new people.

Zephyrus: Who is your celebrity twin?

E.B.: Liana liberato

Zephyrus: What is your biggest pet peeve?

E.B.: People chewing loudly and with their mouth open.

Zephyrus: Who is your sweethearts crush?

E.B.: Joe…

Zephyrus: Best pickup line?
E.B.: Hi, you’re hot!

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Mike Toth

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Zephyrus: What clubs, sports, and activities do you participate in?

Mike Toth: Student Council, Swim Captain, Trap Captain, Concert Band, Manager of Badminton, Miniature Pony Trainer

Zephyrus: Who is your court crush?

M.T.: Emmie Sells

Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

M.T.: It’s an honor to be paired with such great people!

Zephyrus: If you could take a celebrity to sweethearts, who would it be? And why?

M.T.: Jennifer Lawrence because her interviews are always funny and she seems to have a good sense of humor.

Zephyrus: Best pickup line?

M.T.: Is that an Ford F-150 or a Chevy Silverado?

Zephyrus: What is your go to dance move to impress your crush?

M.T.: The Sprinkler!

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Tovi Chao

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Zephyrus: What does being on court mean to you?

Tovi Chao: Happy and scary. I’m nervous

Z: Who is your role model?

TC: Ty Dowda

Z: If you had $100 what would you spend it on?

TC: “why you gotta be so rude” CD

Z: What’s your ideal vacation?

TC: The toy store

Z: What’s your favorite TV show?

TC: Music videos on YouTube

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Eemanna Rivers

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Zephyrus: What clubs and activities are you involved in?

Eemanna Rivers: Black Student Union, Youth for Social Justice, I work at Trader Joe’s, I’m apart of the Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council, and I have a media arts internship outside of school.

Zephyrus: Who is your biggest role model?

E: I have several, I look up to all of the women in my family, I look up to a lot of revolutionaries of the past and of today like Black Lives Matter leaders.

Zephyrus: Who is your Sweethearts crush?

E: Definitely my partner Zach Zamoff

Zephyrus: Do you like soft taco shells or hard taco shells?

E: It depends on if I’m having an American taco or a Mexican taco, if it’s American then hard, but Mexican taco shells are never hard so I’d obviously have a soft one.

Zephyrus: Someone hands you the aux cord on the party bus, what is the first song you play?  

E: No Hands by Waka Flocka.

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Grace Lauer

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Zephyrus: What activities/sports/clubs are you involved in at EHS?

G.L.: Hornettes, FCA, Hornet Connections, 212, Study Buddies, Sober Squad, Camp Warren Camp Counselor in the summer, and I am a manager for the Edina Dance Team and Girls Ultimate Team.

Zephyrus: What is your ideal date?

G.L.: Pizza and a movie or ice skating in the winter.

Zephyrus: Court crush?

G.L.: They’re all so great but Connor Kirsch. He’s one of my best friends.

Zephyrus: Who is your role model/who instead pires you?

G.L.: My mom, she does everything for me and I don’t know how I’ll survive college without her. She’s also a really strong woman and has been through a lot.

Zephyrus: What is your spirit animal?

G.L.: A sea otter

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Joseph Ready

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Zephyrus: What activities/clubs are you involved in?

Joseph Ready: I manage the basketball team, run football club, I am co-president of latin club, and I do track and field and sober squad.

Zephyrus: Do you believe in soulmates/love at first sight?

J.R.:  soulmates

Zephyrus: If you were given $100 dollars right now what would you do with it?

J.R.: “Invest it or save it.”

Zephyrus: Best fast food?

J.R.: Chick-Fil-A

Zephyrus: If you could take a celebrity to sweethearts, who would it be?

J.R.: Jared Allen

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