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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Homecoming royalty

Pictured above are the candidates for 2009 Homecoming king and queen at Northwest. Queen candidates, from left, are Kim VanNordstrand, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Hollie Mohi, Columbia; Julie Ray, Concordia; Kara Siefker, Eagle, Neb.; and Erin Holm, Liberty. King candidates, from left, are Joe Masciovecchio, Liberty; Sean Paddock, Bettendorf, Iowa; Anthony Mittan, Beatrice, Neb.; Justin Ranney, Red Oak, Iowa; and Quentin Templeton, Kearney.

Oct. 13, 2009

Ten nominated as 2009 Homecoming royalty candidates

Northwest's 2009 Homecoming royalty will be crowned Thursday, Oct. 22, following opening night of the student Variety Show in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

The Variety Show begins its two-night run at 7 p.m., and the coronation ceremony is expected to begin around 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for orchestra seating and $3 for balcony.

Five queen candidates and five king candidates were selected by a group of on-campus and off-campus judges. All nominees are required to have a 2.7 grade-point average at the time of their selection and are prohibited from campaigning.

Students cast their votes for king and queen online via CatPAWS Web services network.

Following their coronation, the Homecoming king and queen will ride in the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 24, before being introduced at the football game between the Bearcats and the Washburn University Ichabods that afternoon at Bearcat Stadium.

For a complete schedule of this year's Homecoming events at Northwest, visit .

This year's Homecoming royalty nominees are:

For queen

Kim VanNordstrand: Senior Geographic Information Systems major from Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Organizations: Student Senate Treasurer and Sigma Psi Sigma treasurer, Alpha Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, Up Til Dawn and Campus-Community Emergency Response Team.
Plans: To attend graduate school at Northwest after completing her undergraduate degree.
Sponsor: Student Senate

Hollie Mohi: Senior elementary education/deaf studies major from Columbia.
Organizations: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Plans: To teach third and fourth grade and to use sign language in the classroom.
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

Julie Ray: Senior public relations major from Concordia.
Organizations: President of Panhellenic Council and Order of Omega, Alpha Sigma Alpha vice president, Greek Week, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cardinal Key, Mortar Board, Student Ambassadors, Up Til Dawn, and serves in the United States Army Reserves.
Plans: To work for a marketing/communications company.
Sponsor: Interfraternity Council

Kara Siefker: Senior sociology and Spanish major from Eagle, Neb.
Organizations: President of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors, ESL Department Conversation Partner.
Plans: To teach English as a second language abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a year.
Sponsor: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Erin Holm: Senior marketing major with a minor in public relations from Liberty.
Organizations: President of Student Senate and Phi Mu, Student Ambassadors, Mortar Board, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Delta Mu Delta.
Plans: To attend graduate school at Northwest or a larger university and to travel.
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon

For king

Joe Masciovecchio: Senior physical education major from Liberty.
Organizations: Tau Kappa Epsilon and HPERD
Plans: To teach elementary school in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sponsor: Phi Mu

Sean Paddock: Senior business management and marketing major from Bettendorf, Iowa.
Organizations: Captain of the football team, Students in Free Enterprise, American Marketing Association and Delta Mu Delta.
Plans: To enroll in graduate school in the spring and to get invited to an NFL training camp.
Sponsor: Sigma Kappa

Anthony Mittan: Junior financial services and financial management major from Beatrice, Neb.
Organizations: Student Senate Vice President, Interfraternity Council President, Alternative Spring Break, Mortar Board, Sigma Phi Epsilon, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cardinal Key, Order of Omega and Blue Key.
Plans: To pursue a master's degree.
Sponsor: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Justin Ranney: Junior accounting major from Red Oak, Iowa.
Organizations: Student Activities Council, Student Senate, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Seminar Peer Adviser, Student Support Services Member.
Plans: To pursue a master's degree and work in the Kansas City area.
Sponsor: Student Senate

Quentin Templeton: Junior management and Spanish major from Kearney.
Organizations: National Residence Hall Honorary President, Millikan Hall ARCH, Student Senate, Alpha Chi and Pre-Law Society.
Plans: To attend law school and work in immigration reform.
Sponsor: Residence Hall Association

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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