The Devine High School Homecoming 2020 festivities began with the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen Allyson Taylor and King Buddy Santos.
Devine High School students voted to elect the court representatives; one girl and one boy from the 9th, 10th and 11th grades, and four girls and four boys from the senior class. They then elected one senior candidate as this year’s Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King.
Presenting the flowers to this year’s court, and crowning the new Homecoming King and Queen was the 2019-2020 Homecoming Queen Isabella Gutierrez, with the assistance of the Devine Warhorse Cheerleaders.
Senior Representative chosen Queen, Allyson Taylor is the daughter of Scott and Nikki Taylor. Ally is a member of the Arabian varsity basketball team, and is the catcher for the varsity softball team. She also plays for a select team year-round. Ally is treasurer for the Senior class, and also serves as treasurer for the Student Council. Ally is the editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff, and enjoys taking pictures at school events. She is a member of the National Honor Society. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ally hopes to play softball at the college level, and would ultimately like to attend the University of Texas at Austin to study for her dream job as a pediatrician. Friday evening, she was escorted by her proud father, Scott Taylor.
Senior Representative chosen King, Buddy Santos, is the son of Fabian and Tonya Santos. Buddy is a member of the Varsity Warhorse football team, and is an all-state powerlifter. Buddy also participates in year-round football to stay in shape. Although he is not certain what college he would like to attend, Buddy’s ultimate goal is to earn a business degree, move to Miami and open his own real estate company. Outside of school, Buddy enjoys relaxing at home. Buddy thanks his class for nominating him as a senior class representative. Buddy was escorted by his step-mother, Tonya Santos.
Senior Class Representative Pauline Calame is the daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Calame. Pauline is involved in FFA, 4H and FCCLA, and is the front ensemble section leader for the DHS band. Pauline is the Vice President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Student Council, and has been President of the Class of 2021 for four years. Her hobbies include playing percussion, piano, guitar and ukulele, as well as riding horses and spending time with family and friends. Some of her honors and awards include advancing to the state level in UIL Solo & Ensemble with a percussion ensemble two years in a row, earning second place in the FFA Revaldina district talent show by playing guitar and singing, and maintaining A-Honor roll throughout her academic career. She plans to go to the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio to pursue a degree in Music Therapy. Pauline believes that God has given her the gift of music to help other people, and that is what she plans to do through Music Therapy. She is grateful to her classmates for nominating her for the homecoming court this year. Pauline was escorted by her father, Thomas Calame.
Also representing the Senior Class was Gilberto Iglesias, son of Gilbert and Jovita Iglesias. Gilbert is an award-winning trombonist for the Devine Warhorse Band. He is a member of National Honor Society, and the 2019-2020 UIL Regional Band. Gilbert currently serves as Band President. Upon graduation, Gilbert would like to attend the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he will major in computer science. Gilbert is proud to have been chosen to represent his class this year. He was escorted by his mother, Jovita Iglesias.
Senior Class Representative Dasslyn Coronado is the daughter of John and Theresa Coronado. Dasslyn is a member of the varsity Arabian softball team. Outside of school, Dasslyn likes to participate in fine arts and cosmetology, and enjoys hanging out with her friends and spending time with her family. After high school, Dasslyn plans to attend the University of Arizona where she hopes to continue her softball career. Dasslyn will pursue a degree in nursing with the goal of becoming a pediatric nurse. Friday night, she was escorted by her father, John Coronado.
Also representing the Senior Class was Xsavior Martinez. Xsavior is the son of Michael and Veronica Rodriguez. He is a member of the Warhorse Varsity Football team, and plans to play varsity baseball and run track in the spring. Xsavior is Secretary for the Class of 2021, which is a position he has held all four years of high school. He currently holds the office of president for both National Honor Society and Student Council. Xsavior plans to attend Angelo State University in pursuit of a kinesiology degree. He plans to one day become a physical therapist. Xsavior was escorted by his mother, Veronica Rodriguez.
Senior Laurel Spannagel is the daughter of Dee Spannagel and Rusty Spannagel. She is a drum major for the Mighty Warhorse Marching Band. Laurel is a member of the Varsity tennis team, and competes in Lincoln-Douglas debate in UIL. Laurel’s career goal is to become a psychiatrist, and she will seek her degree at Texas A&M University in the fall. Laurel was escorted by her father, Rusty Spannagel during Friday night’s game.
Senior Geoffrey Seal is the son of Craig and Andrea Seal. Geoffrey is a member of the Varsity Warhorse Football team, where he earned all-district as the center. Geoffrey is also a member of the track and field team for discus and shot put. He is an active member of the FFA, where he competes in the entomology and forage teams. Geoffrey will be attending Texas A&M in the fall with plans of pursuing a career in Agricultural Systems Management. In his free time, Geoffrey enjoys spending time with his family and friends and expanding his cooking skills. Geoffrey was escorted by his mother, Andrea Seal.
Representing the Class of 2024 was MacKayla Schnautz. She is the daughter of John Schnautz and Misty Houston. MacKayla is a member of the Arabian Volleyball, basketball and track teams. As an active FFA member, MacKayla will be participating in FFA team competitions this year. She was a member of National Junior Honor Society, and is currently enrolled in advanced placement courses. She plans to take advantage of the dual enrollment courses offered at DHS beginning in her Junior year. After high school, MacKayla plans to major in criminal justice, and will pursue a career in law enforcement. MacKayla was escorted by her brother, John Schnautz.
Freshman class representative Brandon Martinez is the son of Jessica Esquivel. Brandon is a member of the JV Warhorse football and basketball teams. After high school, Brandon plans to attend college and study business, in hopes of one day running a business of his own. Brandon would like to thank his classmates for nominating him to represent them this year. Brandon was escorted by his proud mother, Jessica Martinez.
Representing the Sophomore Class is Jacquelyn Schreck. She is the daughter of David and Shawn Schreck. Jackie is a current member of the varsity cheerleading team, and competes on an Elite Cheer Team. Jackie is a member of the Devine FFA, and has been raising and showing pigs since the 3rd grade. She is proud to display her success in the ring at the Medina County Stock Show and other major shows throughout Texas. Jackie plans to attend Texas A&M University, where she hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science on her way to veterinarian school. Jackie thanks her classmates for nominating her for homecoming representative. Jackie was escorted by her father, David Schreck.
Also representing the Sophomore Class was Blain Davis. Blain is the son of Chris and Kari Davis, and a 3rd generation Devine student. Blain is a member of the Junior Varsity Warhorse football team, FFA, and serves as the Student Council Representative for the Sophomore Class. He also participates in track in the spring. In his free time, Blain enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing and skeet shooting. He also likes working for friends and family. After high school, Blain plans to pursue a career as a firefighter. Blain was escorted by his mother, Kari Davis.
Junior Representative Ashlyn Crossland is the daughter of Russell and Stephanie Crossland. Ashlyn is active in FFA, where she shows pigs at the Medina County Live Stock shows, and other major shows throughout the state. She is a member of FCCLA, and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. In addition to being involved in school programs, Ashlyn loves spending time with her family and helping to take care of their farm, where they breed and raise show pigs. She also enjoys creating and selling handmade shirts and earrings. After high school, Ashlyn plans to attend Tarleton State University, where she will major in Nursing. Ashlyn hopes to one day become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Ashlyn thanked her classmates for voting for her to be a homecoming representative. Ashlyn was escorted by her father, Russell Crossland.
Also representing the Junior class was Wyatt Spivey. Wyatt is the son of James and Michelle Spivey. Wyatt is a member of Devine FFA, and the National Honor Society. Wyatt also is a member of the Warhorse track team. When he is not participating in school events, Wyatt works at the Devine Golf course, where he has gained excellent work ethic and excellent team-building skills. In his spare time, Wyatt enjoys fishing and spending time with his family and friends. After high school, Wyatt plans to attend Texas A&M University where he will pursue a degree in biology, with the ultimate goal of becoming an anesthesiologist one day. Wyatt was escorted by his mother, Michelle Spivey.