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Union Seniors Peter Wetherbee, Te’a Williams named Mr. and Miss Union

Originally posted March 9, 2017

Union High School seniors Peter Wetherbee and Te’a Williams were named Mr. and Miss Union – the highest honor a student may receive at Union High School. Wetherbee is the son of Angela Davis and Brian Wetherbee, and Williams is the daughter of Natosha Williams and Tyrone Stewart.

The couple, as well as the top candidates for seniors and juniors, was recognized during a formal ceremony at the Union Performing Arts Center. After the ceremony, junior and senior royalty members were treated to a limo ride to lunch at Charleston’s Restaurant.

Students are selected for the honor based on a combination of popular vote, teacher recommendation, and other factors. In the selection process, all students are given the opportunity to nominate candidates from their own grade. The top vote recipients were placed into the contest. Students were evaluated by their teachers based on school spirit demonstrated, positive leadership, character/integrity, contribution to class and scholarship. The final selection was determined by 20 percent grade point average, 30 percent teacher recommendation score, and 50 percent student vote.

“My parents have taught me to work hard and always keep going no matter what obstacles get in the way,” Wetherbee said. He is active in Union Bands, Interact Club, Model United Nations, Student Council, and National Honor Society. He plans to attend Southern Methodist University and major in both management and public policy.

 “My favorite memory of school is witnessing my class winning the Gold Ball in football,” Te’a said. “They worked so hard and truly deserved it. Williams is active in Interact Club as hospitality director, track and field, cross country, College & Career Crew, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), MESH leader, National Honor Society, FUSE, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and major in sociology with applied criminology and minor in psychology with plans to study abroad.

The members of the Royal Court included seniors Ana Ruiz Bautista, daughter of Victor Ruiz Diaz and Ana Vautista Vasi; Faith Nichols, daughter of Ky and Theresa Nichols; Peyton Morrison, son of Matthew and Cindy Morrison; and Josh Spears, son of Greg and Denise Spears.  Juniors on the Royal Court included Lucy Duran Camacho, daughter of Juan and Lucila Duran; Mo Garcia, son of Rudy and Tammy Garcia; Josie Uerling, daughter of Steve and Alicia Uerling; and Graceson Todd, son of Tommy and Brenda Todd.

The Top Senior Girls were Morgan Livingston, Taylor Malham, Cameron Martinez, Faith Nichols, Sarah Parrack, Brenna Posey, Ana Ruiz Bautista, Kamry Snyder, Deborah Solomon, and Te’a Williams. The Top Senior Boys were Keven Alvarez, Blake Broadhurst, Shamari Brooks, Sam DeVore, Lucas Dunn, N’Kiel Jamerson, Connor McCaskey, Peyton Morrison, Josh Spears, and Peter Wetherbee.

The Top Junior Girls were Paige Allen, Micaela Andreo, Megan Burns, Lucy Duran Camacho, Lexus Hooks, Morgan Hurd, Madeline McTigue, Kailee McCrary, Juliet Roy, Josie Uerling. The Top Junior Boys were Tyler Fisher, Mo Garcia, Zachary Gleason, Ridge Hampton, Shivum Kumar, Alex Labbane, C.J. Moore, Graceson Todd, Camden Walker, and Landen Wood.