During the 2018 Homecoming Dance Saturday evening, Riley Maher and Mohammed Ashkar were named the Homecoming Queen and King.
Riley is the daughter of Jeff and Kelly Maher. In school, Riley player for the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, is the NHS Vice President, and is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school, Riley is a St. Nicholas Youth Group Leader, a Children’s Hospital Teen Life Council, and coaches a Youth Lacrosse team. Riley’s favorite memory so far was the 2018 minus 36 Boys vs Girls lacrosse game because the community donated over $6,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for cancer research in her name.
Mohammed is the son of Maha and Waleed Ashkar. He is the Vice President of the Senior Class on Student Council and of Key Club. He also participates in FOR Club, Culture Mix Club, Chemistry Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school, he volunteers for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and is a member of the St. Clair County Teen Court. His advice for OTHS students is to stay strong because what doesn’t challenge you won’t change you.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller)