Christmas King Voting

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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

Newsprint welcomed junior and senior girls to nominate their “A-Ball” dates for the title of “Christmas Dance King.” Once nominated, boys were interviewed in person by Newsprint staff members. We invite you to read their answers and cast your vote: Who should be Mercy High School’s 2011 Christmas Dance King? The winner will be announced Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the dance.

Conner McDowell

How did you and your date meet?
We met at a football game, we had mutual friends. We’ve been dating for over a year and four months now.
Do you know when your date’s birthday is?
March 10th
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
I just think it’s a great opportunity, I just love Mercy, I know a lot of people there. It would just be a fun thing.
What is your favorite chick flick?
The Notebook, because I get pretty emotional when I watch it.
What is your favorite winter activity?
Snowboarding.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
The ability to fly, because I could travel anywhere I wanted to, anytime.
Do you have any secret talents?
I’m really good at snowboarding, but secret talents? I don’t think so, no.
Describe the best day of your life.
The best day of my life was probably when I got my acceptance letter to Catholic Central. Not because I didn’t expect to get in, but because I didn’t expect to get a scholarship, because it helped my parents out with tuition.
Describe your ideal date.
Dinner in downtown Plymouth, then a yoga class, and then a walk through the park.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter, for sure.
If you could have any kind of pet what would it be?
An elephant, because they can pick things up with their trunk, which is awesome.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
I would bring my lunch to class and eat in class.
What’s your greatest fear?
Heights, for sure. Like, when I’m standing at the edge of something.
If you could be a giant hamster or tiny elephant which would you be?
A tiny elephant.
If you were a salesman that could only sell one item for the rest of your life what would it be?
Probably outdoor gear, because it would be fun to listen to people’s adventures.

Bobby Dulzo

How did you and your date meet?
We met each other through some mutual friends and then we knew each to her for a while and now she and I have been dating for like a year.
Do you know when your date’s birthday is?
November 5th
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
Why do I want to be Christmas King? Cause I would be the best Christmas King ever.
What is your favorite chick flick?
Mean Girls, without a doubt.
What is your favorite winter activity?
Sledding or ice skating, one of those two
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I think it would be cool to fly.
Do you have any secret talents?
Any secret talent? I can make a clover with my tongue.
Describe the best day of your life.
Probably getting to play baseball at Comerica Park last year.
Describe your ideal date?
I like to keep things simple, you know, dinner and a movie. We can go wherever she wants to go, I’m pretty traditional.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter without a doubt, I hate Lord of the Rings.
If you could have any pet what would it be?
A Bald Eagle, yeah they’re awesome.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
I’d skip class definitely to go to the pasta bar.
What’s your greatest fear?
I’m not afraid of anything.
If you could be a giant hamster or tiny elephant which would you be?
I’d probably go with the giant hamster… I don’t know that’s the weirdest question I’ve ever been asked.

Anthony Di Ponio

How did you and your date meet?
Hm. Well I think it was a U of D dance like sophomore year and my friend introduced us because they had gone to school together before and so I just met her and her friends.
Do you know when your date’s birthday is?
Today. It’s the 9th.
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
Probably because I love Mercy so much. I’ve been here for 8 years with my old sister, who went there and now she’s in college and I have two younger sisters- ones actually at the school now- so I’m going to be here for another 8 years, you guys aren’t getting rid of me yet. I love the people at Mercy, those are the people that I like to hang out with.
What is your favorite chick flick?
Mean Girls…uhh it’s hilarious.
What is your favorite winter activity?
Snow ball fight. Actually can I change that answer to sledding instead?
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Probably to fly.
Do you have any secret talents?
Do they have to be secret? …I play the piano.
Describe the best day of your life.
The best day of my life… Actually, it was probably last Friday. I don’t know if it was actually like four. I had just finished leading Kairos for U of D and it was the best days of my life. I don’t know, I guess Friday was my last day so, I want to say that day.
Describe your ideal date?
Taking out a Mercy girl.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter, for sure.
If you could have any pet what would it be?
A dog.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
Assuming that I go to Mercy? I would have my little sister Nicole buy me some pasta and deliver it to my class. Wait; is pasta bar like a good thing?
What’s your greatest fear?
Like anything? I don’t know, probably watching a scary movie like Paranormal Activity. I will not watch that.
If you could be a giant hamster or tiny elephant which would you be?
Is that like a trick question? Probably a giant hamster…nobody wants to play with a tiny elephant.
If you were a salesman that could only sell one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
These are tough. Flowers. So I can make every girls day.

Matt Wallace

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet what would it be?
I love dogs, I really do. I like smaller dogs, and bigger dogs too. I don’t know a really nice dog.. Lab, there you go.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Ice skating, I love ice skating!
Describe your ideal date.
Well it would be to, first of all, go to dinner, probably a nicer restaurant, and then I would probably take her out for a walk after, then I don’t know, a movie! Then I would take her home after. I don’t know, I like those dates, they’re nice and simple.
If you could be a giant hamster or a tiny elephant which would you be?
Um, I would love to be a giant hamster, that would be the coolest thing in the world. I’d be fluffy!
What is your favorite chick flick?
Oh, The Notebook… it’s sad.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter.
It’s pasta bar, you have no off hours. What do you do?
What do I do? Hm…what do I do? I don’t know. I would have to miss it I guess, I don’t have any off hours and I’m more focused on my school today. I’ll deal with it.
What is your date’s birthday?
May 10th
How did you and your date meet?
Well, my date is actually my girlfriend. We met at a theater camp, a summer camp. It was a good time, we met there, we became friends and now we’re more than that I guess.
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
Just for the sake of being Christmas dance king. I think it would be fun
What’s your worst fear?
My worst fear, oh. My worst fear is probably, I don’t know what my worst fear is actually, I haven’t thought about that. I don’t like spiders.
Describe the best day of your life.
It’s so corny. I could say when I met my girlfriend. Best day of my life.
Do you have any secret talents?
I mean, I’m in theater, that’s not really a secret talent, I sing, dance, and act
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
It would definitely be to be invisible. That would be the coolest thing ever. I would probably sit in on secret meetings.

Max Williams

How did you and your date meet?
We met at a Mercy volleyball game because my brother and I went to all of them because he is good friends with one of the girls on the team.
When is your date’s birthday?
September 9th. That’s why 9 is her favorite number.
If you could have any pet what would it be?
I would probably say a dog- I already have two, a Boxer and French Bulldog.
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
I just think Mercy is awesome and I went to all their volleyball games and my date told me she would nominate me.
Describe your ideal date.
Someone who’s fun and outgoing and can have a good time.
What’s your biggest fear?
Umm, I don’t know. Probably heights maybe, they freak me out. I don’t like being high up.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To fly, even though I’m scared of heights, I think it’d be sweet to fly.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Snowboarding- I went to Colorado last year with my cousin and brother
What’s your favorite chick flick?
Dear John… I watched it with my date a few times. That’s like the only one I know. Oh Mean Girls is fun too.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Lord of the Rings.
If you had to be a salesman and could only sell one thing what would it be?
I have no clue. I’ll pass that one.
Describe the best day of your life.
Probably on my 16th birthday when I could drive by myself- that was pretty fun, even though my twin brother was in the car, because he never leaves my side.
Do you have any secret talents?
Um… No not really. They’re not that secret.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
Get someone to buy you pasta who has an off hour and have them bring it to you.

Andrew Mobius

What is your ideal date?
Probably just staying at home, watching TV and cuddling with my girlfriend.
What is your favorite chick flick?
Mean Girls, does everyone say that?
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Lord of the Rings
How did you and your date meet?
A-Ball, no it was before that. At a movie theater?
What is your date’s birthday?
December 4th
Why do you want to be Mercy’s Christmas Dance King?
It’d be a great honor, possibly something to even put on College apps.
What is your greatest fear?
Death
Describe the best day of your life.
Probably October 10th, 2010 when we beat CC.
Do you have any secret talents?
I can touch my tongue to my nose?!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The power to fly, does everyone say that too?
If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?
A honey badger.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Sledding!
If you were a salesman and could only sell one item for the rest of your life what would it be?
Pocket watches. People need to know the time!
If you could be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster, which would you be?
A giant hamster.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
Skip!

David Nietzke

What is your ideal date?
Probably what we’re doing tonight, just going to Olive Garden and the movies.
What is your favorite chick flick?
Mean Girls.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter.
What is your date’s birthday?
July 18th
How did you and your date meet?
Through friends, at the founder’s festival.
Why would you like to be Mercy’s Christmas Dance King?
Because I think I would be a good representation of the people Mercy girls (should) associate themselves with.
What is your greatest fear?
Sharks.
Do you have any secret talents?
I can make pretty tasty white chocolate chip cookies.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To alter time, like pause/fast forward/rewind.
What was the best day of your life?
Probably when I got accepted to Michigan State University.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Walking through a golf course
If you could have any pet what would it be?
A red panda.
If you were a salesman that could only sell one item for the rest of your life what would it be?
Golf courses.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours what do you do?
Have someone who’s off bring it to class for you.

Austin Hunt

What is your ideal date?
In winter it would be hanging out, doing something exciting, going back home and watching a bunch of movies together.
If you could be a giant hamster or a tiny elephant, which would it be?
Probably a giant hamster, so I could run people over with my wheel.
What is your favorite chick flick?
Bridesmaids.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Lord of the Rings.
What is your date’s birthday?
I don’t know
How did you and your date meet?
We were both “super fans” at Mercy volleyball games.
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
Because it would be fun. I’m doing this with my friend Max.
What’s your worst fear?
Being afraid.
Describe the best day of your life.
The day I found out that my mom’s cancer didn’t spread was the best day of my life.
Do you have and secret talents?
No.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I would have to say earth-bending, like on Avatar, the Last Airbender.
If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
A snow leopard.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Maybe snowboarding for sure.
If you had to be a salesman and could only sell one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cheesy pick-up lines, because it would be so easy to sell them.

Brendan McClorey

What is your ideal date?
I’m a stay at home kind of guy, so probably just a nice dinner and a movie, then cuddling up at the fire.
If you could be a giant hamster or a tiny elephant, which one would you be?
A tiny elephant.
What is your favorite chick flick?
The Notebook is a classic, but Definitely, Maybe is really underrated.
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Lord of the Rings.
It’s pasta bar and you have no off hours, what do you do?
Leave class early and eat in the cafeteria.
What is your date’s birthday?
April 12th
How did you and your date meet?
We formally met at Courtney Crowley’s house. We have been dating for a year and a half.
Why do you want to be Christmas Dance King?
It would be a privilege to represent Mercy’s Christmas King.
Describe your worst fear.
When I was a kid, I was afraid of Ursula.
Describe the best day of your life.
I have had so many good days. Some would be going to Lake Fenton with my friends and tubing.
Do you have and secret talents?
No.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Super speed or super strength
If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
A dog. I’ve never been able to have one because my dad is allergic to them.
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Basketball and wrestling.
If you had to be a salesman and could only sell one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chocolate, because of that episode from Spongebob.