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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; QUEEN Hollie Mohi, Columbia; Julie Ray, Concordia; Kara Siefker, Eagle, Neb.; and Erin Holm, Liberty. King candidates, from left, are KING Joe Masciovecchio, Liberty; Sean Paddock, Bettendorf, Iowa; Anthony Mittan, Beatrice, Neb.; Justin Ranney, Red Oak, Iowa; and Quentin Templeton, Kearney.

    Oct. 23, 2009

    Student body elects Homecoming royalty

    The Northwest student body crowned its 2009 Homecoming royalty Thursday, Oct. 22, following opening night of the annual Variety Show in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

    This year's queen is Hollie Mohi, a senior elementary education/deaf studies major from Columbia who was sponsored by Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Mohi is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Following graduation, Mohi plans to teach third or fourth grade and incorporate sign language into the classroom.

    Joe Masciovecchio, a senior physical education major from Liberty, was elected Homecoming king. He was sponsored by Phi Mu sorority. Masciovecchio is a member Tau Kappa Epsilon, and following graduation, he plans to teach elementary school in Des Moines, Iowa.

    During their reign as Homecoming royalty, Mohi and Masciovecchio 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.

    The remaining nominees for king and queen now become members of the 2009 Northwest Homecoming court. They are:

    Queen's Court

    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

    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

    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

    King's Court

    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

    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

    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

    Northwest Missouri State University
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