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Meet The 2022 SSHS Homecoming Nominees

Sulphur Springs High School administrators this week introduced the 10 young ladies selected as the 2022 SSHS Homecoming Nominees. After a week of spirit activities, including a parade, the community will learn which of these seniors are selected as this year’s Homecoming Royalty during the pregame activities at Gerald Prim Stadium starting around 6:40 tonight (Sept. 23, 2022).

During a special media event, each of the 2022 SSHS Homecoming candidates talked with KSST to give Wildcat fans a chance to learn a little bit more about each nominee. View their interviews in the video above or read more about them below.

Nominee Addison Wall

Homecoming nominee Addisyn Wall is the daughter of Jessica Hogan and Geoffrey Wall. She has

Addisyn Wall

layed basketball and volleyball for four years. She serves on the SSHS Student Council and is a member of the Key Club. Her writing skills resulted in her becoming a state Barbara Jordan Historic Essay Competition champion in the spring; she also competes in academic UIL journalism events.

While she enjoys writing, Addisyn said after high school she plans to attend Tyler Junior College to pursue a career as in dental hygiene.

“I’ve always wanted to work in the medical field, but then I actually started watching Grey’s Anatomy and I saw people stick needles in people and I was like, ‘No, that’s not for me.’ So, I looked into dental hygiene and I’m actually close with the orthodontist, Andrew Hodges, and I sort of got interested in it. Since then I’ve wanted a career in that,” Addisyn Wall said.

Nominee Tia Nash

Homecoming Nominee Tia Nash is the daughter of Elvria and Nate Mingo.

Tia Nash

Tia plays on the Lady Cats softball team. She also active in Key Club, HOSA and serves on the SSHS Student Council.

While she’s glad to be a servant leader, Tia said she’s most excited about HOSA and learning more about the career she plans to go into. Tia plans to become a labor and delivery nurse.

“It’s just cool to me how the female body works, how the baby can come out. I’ve just always wanted to save a baby,” Tia told KSST this week.

Tia is currently in the health science practicum at SSHS, which will allow her to shadow professionals at the local hospital to get a first hand glimpse at her chosen career path.

Nominee Jadyn Harper

Homecoming Nominee Jadyn Harper is the daughter of Shaniqua Harper and Bam Jackson.

Jadyn Harper

Jadyn plays on the varsity softball team and is also a varsity cheerleader.

She is a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, HOSA, Hi King Klub and serves on the Student Council. She said she loves being a leader, helping to lead people in the right direction.

Jadyn is currently in the practicum class at SSHS, a step toward her goal of attending college to become a certified Registered Nurse (RN).

“I just like helping people and just being in the hospital, I feel like is a good environment,” Jadyn Harper said.

Nominee Miley Fisher

SSHS Homecoming Candidate Miley Fisher is the daughter of Stan and Brandy Fisher.

Miley Fisher

She is involved in varsity cheerleading. She also is part of the Hopkins County High School Leadership group, Key Club and National Honor Society, and serves on the Student Council.

Miley said it is “very important to me to be a leaders at the school and to represent Sulphur Springs High School.”

After high school, she plans to attend Oklahoma State University to major in speech language pathology.

“My brother has had a lot of speech problems throughout the years and I’ve loved watching him grow in that with the help of a speech therapist. So, I’d like to be that for somebody,” Miley said. “I’ve seen first hand so it’s very important to me.”

Miley was “super excited” for all of the fun activities associated with Homecoming this week.

Nominee Olivia Worth

Homecoming candidate Olivia Worth is the daughter of Jessica and Chris Worth.

Olivia Worth

She serves in a number of leadership roles at SSHS, including being captain of the Blue Blazes drill team and president of the Hi King Klub.

“Being captain of the drill team is a lot of responsibility and you have to be able to lead your team in the right direction,” Olivia told KSST, when noting the importance of being a good leader.

She is also involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and the Hopkins County High School Leadership Class.

Olivia plans to attend Texas A&M to continue her career in nursing. She said watching her mom, who is involved in the medical field, inspires her to be involved in it too. She said she’d like to be a travel nurse, while getting her education.

She said she was excited about Homecoming Week and is thankful for the opportunity of being a Homecoming Nominee.

Listen to the Wildcats live on KSST Radio 1230 AM or watch the live stream from Homecoming Sept. 23, 2022, on the KSST Radio 1230 AM YouTube channel. Kickoff versus the Liberty-Eylau Leopards begins at 7:30 p.m.

Nominee Ja’Yden Holly

Homecoming Nominee Ja’Yden Holly is the daughter of Christopher Holly and Sonja Rush.

Ja’Yden Holly

She is a member of the Key Club, FCCLA and the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy. She serves as vice president of the Hi King Klub. She’s also been involved in varsity track for four years.

Ja’Yden is currently in the law enforcement practicum program at SSHS, a stepping stone toward the future. She plans to attend Howard University to major in law enforcement with a goal of one day becoming a criminal defense attorney.

“I always like to give a helping hand and I feel like that is a really important role in the government,” Ja’Yden told KSST.

Ja’Yden said too was excited about Homecoming Week and is so thankful for the local community.

Nominee Jayla Abron

Homecoming nominee Jayla Abron is the daughter of Talea and Brian Kelly.

Jayla Abron

She is involved in the Key Club, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She also serves on the Student Council and is part of the Hopkins County High School Leadership group. Additionally, Jayla was a three-year cheerleader.

Jayla said serving in various leadership roles is “very important to me because it took a lot for me to get here,” and she is “super thankful that I am here now and able to be a leader for my peers.

She has taken some business classes while attending SSHS, which have only reinforced her career goals. After high school, plans to attend Texas Southern University, where she will major in business management and administration.

“I’ve always had an interest in being an entrepreneur and owning my own business, being a business woman,” she said.

Jayla said she is “super excited” to be nominated for the Homecoming Court and blessed to have the opportunity.

Nominee Justice Jones

Homecoming Nominee Justice Jones is the daughter of Chanta Givens and Anson Jones.

Justice Jones

At SSHS, Justice is a member of the Track Team.

In addition to her school involvement, Justice is very active in the community. She serves as the head coach for the East Texas Bulldogs Youth Cheer Team and the current Miss Juneteenth of Sulphur Springs. She’s the president of the Morning Chapel Baptist Youth Department and serves as Junior Usher.

“I love Sulphur Springs. I’ve gone here for 12 years,” Justice said.

After high school, she plans to continue serving the youth of her community. She plans to major in education, with a goal of becoming an elementary teacher.

Justice said she loves kids and would like to teach either kindergarten, helping give students that basic foundation in education, or third grade, the mid-elementary level.

She said she was very excited about Homecoming Week and is very grateful for this opportunity.”

Nominee Martha Gonzalez

SSHS Homecoming Nominee Martha Gonzalez is the daughter of Laura and Gerardo Gonzalez.

She is involved in FCCLA, Key Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Hi King Klub She serves on the Student Council and as Class Secretary. She also is part of the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy.

Martha Gonzalez

“I take a lot of time to get to know people and know how to lead them and be able to see them succeed in among our community and class,” Martha said.

Being able to help others is especially important to Martha. She plans to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce to double major in both social work and paralegal studies. While social work, helping kids “have a nice and amazing childhood,” will be her main focus, she feels paralegal studies will be a useful tool to draw from in social work.

Martha said she is extremely grateful to be a Homecoming Court Nominee and to see who is crown Homecoming Queen and Princesses.

Nominee Angeles Cruz

Homecoming Nominee Angeles Cruz is the daughter of Cecilia Cruz.

She serves on the Student Council and is involved in Key Club, National Honor Society and HOSA. She too is part of the Varsity Soccer Team.

Outside of school, Angeles is involved in the St. James Catholic Church Youth Group.

Angeles Cruz

She said having an active role leadership role in some of these groups is very important to her.

“I want to go into entrepreneurship and make a name for myself. I believe a good leader can create a vision and embrace that and embody that into something big to motivate people to create a name for themselves. I am totally ambitious,” Angeles Acknowledged. “If I could have the world in my hands I totally would.”

She is currently involved in the pharmacy tech practicum offered through SSHS, which allows her to get hands-on experience working at a pharmacy. She plans to attend the University of Texas-Denton to pursue a degree in pre-medicine with a goal of one day becoming either pharmacist and either a pediatrician or RN.

“I really wanted a challenging career for myself because I like putting myself through things, obstacles that I can overcome and maybe get better at, improve in,” Angeles said. “I really wanted to learn new things, not necessarily just the helping part, but I also wanted to intake all of the information that can be given to me.”

Angeles said she is excited to be a Homecoming Court Nominee, which is a great opportunity for her. She also enjoys getting to see the girls get all dressed up and pretty, and is excited for Friday night.

Sulphur Springs High School 2022 Homecoming Nominees (KSST Photo by Matthew Janson)

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