Fifteen girls are in the
running for Hobbs High School Homecoming queen and eight boys for Homecoming
King. Winning royalty will be crowned during half-time ceremonies at next
Friday’s Homecoming football game against Artesia.
Here’s a look at the nominees:
Marie Jordan is nominated by the Spanish Club.
She is the daughter of Annie Lujan and Arturo Jordan. Cynthia is also a member of the National
Honor Society, band and FFA. She will be
escorted by her brother, A.J. Jordan.
Jessica Friend, team manager, is the volleyball
She is the daughter of Ty and Allison Friend. She will be escorted by Jesse Aldaco, a
student body nominee. He is the son of
Rose Sanchez and Jesse Aldaco and is a member of the football team.
Madelene Sanchez is nominated by the
student council. The daughter of Martha
and Wally Sanchez, Madelene is a member of the National Honor Society. Her escort is Jordan Ruiz, a student body
nominee and the son of Jose and Lorie Ruiz. Jordan is also a member of the
Briseyda Garcia is the Colorguard
nominee. The daughter of Estevan and
Monica Garcia, she is a member of Student Council, band, the softball team and
is the senior class secretary. Briseyda
is escorted by Luis Antillon, son of Patricia and Francisco Antillon.
Gabby Charo is nominated by the Theatre
Club. She is the daughter of Joe and
Billie Charo. Gabby is a member of the swim
team, student council and National Honor Society. Her escort, Jonathan Alvarado, is the son of
Alice and Ricky Alvarado.
Amy Vejil is the HHS National Honor
Society nominee. The daughter of Bo and
Dixie Vejil, she is also a member of the softball team. Amy is escorted by Brennen May, son of Brian
and Christy May.
Noemi Carrillo is the Lady Eagles
soccer team’s nominee. She is the
daughter of Esperanza Gonzalez and Jose Carrillo. Noemi is being escorted by Xavier Garcia, son
of Brandi Rojas and Daniel Garcia.
Morgan Whitehead is nominated by the yearbook
staff. The daughter of Wade and LeAnn Whitehead, she dances for Maciolek School
of Dance, is a member of National Honor Society and student council and is
editor of the 2016-2017 yearbook. Morgan
will be escorted by Brandon Sanchez, the son of Ladonna and Kevin Sanchez.
Essence Pando, a student council member, is a student body nominee. She is the daughter of Susie and Jaime Pando
and will be escorted by David Ortega, son of Veronica and Oswaldo Ortega.
Julia Welborn is the FFA nominee. She is the daughter of Pamela and Jason
Welborn. Julia is on the FFA national Parliamentary
Procedure team, National Ag Issues team and National 4-H Meats team. She is escorted by Rudy Avitia, son of
Hillary Willard is nominated by the cheerleaders. The daughter of Stacy and Tracie
Willard, she is co-captain of the cheer
team, is a member of the National Honor Society, Lea County Center for the Arts
and Maciolek School of Dance. She attends
New Mexico Junior College through the Early College High School Program.
Hillary is escorted by Zach Reber, son of David and Regina Reber.
Tristan Torres is a student body nominee. The daughter of Veronica and Bobby Torres,
Tristan is a member of student council and attends the ACT Academy at
NMJC. She is escorted by Matthew Ross, the son of Phillip and Amy Ross.
Katlyn Johnson is nominated by the HHS
choir. She is the daughter of Jeremiah
and Tonja Johnson. Katlyn is also
involved in student council and A capella choir. She is escorted by Briton Dunn, son of
Patrick and Maria Dunn.
Zoie Rodriguez is the football team’s nominee. She is the daughter of Christy and Robert
Rodriguez and is a member of the HHS softball team. Zoie is escorted by Ezekiel Garcia, the son
of Delfina and Martin Garcia.
Adamarys Diaz is nominated by the band. She is the daughter of Freddy and Maria Diaz. In addition to band, Adamarys is a member of
the varsity tennis team and attends the New Mexico Junior College as an Early
College student. She is escorted by
Marco Cortez, the son of Dian and Marco Cortez.
Zack Ornelas is the Hobbs High Soccer nominee. He is the son of Norma Ornelas. Zack is escorted by Destiny Criswell, the
daughter of Lilly Lucio.
Blake Moore, also a football player, is nominated by the National Honor
Society. He is the son of CaraBeth and
Michael Moore. His escort is Hanna
Strickland, daughter of Kori and TJ Strickland.
Carlos Galindo is the Skills USA nominee. He is the son of Flor and Israel
Galindo. Carlos is escorted by Jackie Cadena, daughter of Gabriella and Fernando Cadena.
Jacob Caballero is nominated by the band. The son of Valerie Hernandez and Daniel
Caballero, Jacob is also involved with
the choir and Teen Court. He is being
escorted by Savhannah Aldrete, the daughter of Hilda Mojica and Fidel Aldrete.
Taaron Landrum is a student council nominee. The
son of Teresa and Chuck Landrum, Taaron,
also is a member of the track and field team. He is escorted by Elexus Ortega,
the daughter of Robert and Jamie Mendoza.
Nathan Dawdy is nominated by the Hobbs
Eagles football team. He is the son of Mechalda and Greg Criswell. In addition to football, he is a member of
the wrestling team. Nathan will be escorted by Tyra Contreras, the daughter of
Tara Rhodes and Sergio Contreras.