This year 7 Frenship High School Seniors are competing for the Annual Harvest Queen Scholarship! These ladies have put in so much work to have their chance to be a part of this long-standing tradition. Besides completing their application and submitting a letter of reference, candidates also sell raffle tickets. This year’s raffle winner, to be drawn on Saturday, October 24 at the Queen Crowning Ceremony, will win $1000! Queen’s also must submit a short platform essay covering a topic of their choice that is important in their lives.
Candidates also attend judge’s interviews. Each candidate spends 5 minutes with a judging panel and answers a multitude of questions. Candidates are then scored individually by each judge on their application, platform essay and interview. The Chamber of Commerce will name both the Runner-Up and Harvest Queen on Saturday, October 24. Although this year looks much different due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Chamber still plans to host their annual Parade beginning at 10am on October 24. Crowning will take place at the conclusion of the parade at the stage area just west of Wolfforth City Hall at 302 Main Street. Please join us in wishing all these young ladies the best of luck!
Here are this year’s Queen Candidates!
Allie Holder is the daughter of Loretta Holder. She is involved in Frenship FFA and currently serves as an officer. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is on the Cross Country and Track teams. She is a 2-year selection to the the Texas All-State Academic Track Team. After high school, Allie plans to attend Texas A&M University to earn her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. She then hopes to attend Veterinarian School and one day open her own large animal vet clinic. When asked her favorite thing about being a part of this community she says, “The sense of family. Frenship teachers and staff have been a huge part of shaping me into the person I am today.”
Christina Placek is the daughter of Robert and Olivia Placek. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Athletic Training Program and the Work Program. She is currently in the top 2% of her graduating class and has also been recognized by the College Board for the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Christina hopes to attend Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to major in Global Business and then earn her Masters in Foreign Service. Christina shared with us, ” After living in an environment where characteristics such as being neighborly or having a general concern for those in your community are seldom seen, the truly caring and genuine people that surround me in the Wolfforth/Frenship community who embody southern hospitality have become my most cherished part of the community.”
Eleni Bakatsas is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Leo’s Club along with the Spanish Club and HOSA. She is the daughter of Lorena and George Bakatsas. Eleni plans to attend a college still to be decided and to one day graduate from medical school. “I love how tight knit we are as a community. We are the first to jump in and help a neighbor who truly needs support.”
Hannah Page is the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Page. She is a member of National Honor Society and the Leo’s Club and is also on Varsity Volleyball and Basketball teams. She is a volleyball team captain and is currently in the top 10% of her class. She has also served many leadership roles with National Charity League. Hannah plans to attend Abilene Christian University and double major is Mass Communications and Business. Her favorite thing about the community is “living in Frenship Mesa. This neighborhood is located right in the heart of Frenship land. We can’t forget about the over-the-top Halloween festivities that get better every year. This neighborhood is the epitome of small town lifestyle and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”
Koryn Gilbert is the daughter of Kerry and Sherry Gilbert. She is the Captain of the Varsity Cheerleaders and also a member of NHS. She is in the top 2% of her class and has earned Academic All-State Awards for cheer for 2 years. Koryn is also a leader and active member of her church. She plans to attend either Texas A&M or Texas Tech University to major in kinesiology. She hopes to one day be a Physical Therapist. “My favorite thing about Frenship is the community and the family aspect of it. All of Frenship is a family and they are constantly supportive and encouraging of whatever endeavors each student would like to take part in.”
Lindsey Frick is the daughter of Glen and Kimberly Frick. Lindsey participates in Varsity Volleyball, National Honor Society, Frenship’s Leo’s Club and is a volunteer for Frenship’s summer feeding program, Tiger Bites. She currently holds the title of Cultural Event Coordinator for the National Charity League and is a Sunday School leader at Melonie Park Church. She has received the Superintendent’s Academic Excellence award, the National AP Scholar Award and is currently ranked 4th in her class. Lindsey plans to attend either Texas Tech University or the University of Oklahoma after graduation and major in pre-dental. Lindsey tells us, “Since kindergarten, i have been raised within the Frenship family. There is no where else I’d rather call home as its size has pushed me to great opportunities while still being a tight-knit community, where I feel known and can know everyone.”
Scout Sonnenberg is the daughter of Lee and Paula Sonnenberg. She is a member of the FHS Color Guard and the National Honor Society. She currently serves as the Head Captain of the guard and is in the top 5% of her class. Scout is visually impaired and has created Braille books for visually impaired elementary students at Frenship. Her future plans include majoring in Art and earning her Masters degree in Art Therapy to one day become a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Art Therapist. “I love that in Wolfforth I have access and opportunities that are available in a big school, yet the community feels so homey and close knit. This is the only place I have found such a beautiful balance of this.”