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Picking Petals: Episode One

February 6, 2020


Emily Higgins

Starting with 30 girls, bachelor Peter Weber begins his journey to possibly find his future wife.

ABC’s The Bachelor is now in its 24th season, with one goal: to find Peter Webster a wife. Webster, a commercial airplane pilot, was a contestant on the 15th season of The Bachelorette where he hoped to win the heart of pageant country girl, Brown. Towards the end of The Bachelorette, Webster got sent home. Webster was crushed, but did not give up on his goal of finding a wife. 

The first week of Webster’s journey started off with him meeting thirty anxious women hoping to make a memorable first impression. This was not a typical first night for Webster when the previous Bachelorette star, Hannah Brown, made an appearance. She told Webster words of inspiration and she wished him the best in his bachelor journey. 

The first night in the mansion Webster got a chance to hand out a first impression rose to one woman that caught his eye. After Webster got a chance to talk with all of the women, he decided to give the first impression rose to model and former pageant girl, Hannah Ann Sluss. 

Later on in the night host Chris Harrison announced that it was time for the first rose ceremony of the season. Rose ceremonies are where Webster will have to hand out roses to women that he has made a connection with and also send home women in which strong relationships have not been created. Every week the number of roses he gives away to the women will decrease until there is only one woman left. At the first rose ceremony 22 women received roses and eight women were sent home. 

Continuing on in the week, Webster picked women to go on group dates and one individual date. Nine women were chosen to go on the first group date of the week where Webster brought in two female pilots to put them through pretend flight school.

Later in the week Webster picked Madison Prewett to attend an individual date to his hometown to meet his family. The last date of the week was a group date where the women had to stand up in front of a crowd and share a personal story.

During the last group date Brown made another appearance. She explained to Webster how confused she was about her feelings towards him and how she regrets sending him home in the previous season of The Bachelorette. He talked with her about their situation and left his feelings unknown. With all of those emotions on his chest, Webster cut the group date short. 

Junior Jessa VanGorp has watched every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for the past few years and explains her opinions on Brown. 

“I do not think that Hannah Brown should have shown up,” VanGorp said. “She had her chance to be with Peter so now she should respect his wishes to be the bachelor and let him have the experience.”

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Kourtni Weldon, Lifestyles Writing Editor
Kourtni Weldon is a senior, and this is her 2nd year on staff. Weldon has been playing volleyball for ACHS since her freshman year. Some of her hobbies include playing the ukulele and painting. 
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Emily Higgins, Managing Editor
Emily Higgins is a senior and this is her fourth year on the Tom Tom staff. She has been dancing for 15 years at American Stars of Dance, where she also teaches Adaptive Dance. She also enjoys playing wheelchair basketball and football for Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association.

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