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Katelyn Bridges, Northwest's 2011 Homecoming queen crowns, Candace Boeh as the University's 2012 Homecoming queen during the annual Homecoming Variety Show, Thursday, Nov. 1. Riley Ziemer, standing at left, was crowned king.

Katelyn Bridges, Northwest's 2011 Homecoming queen, crowns Candace Boeh as the University's 2012 Homecoming queen during the annual Homecoming Variety Show, Thursday, Nov. 1. Riley Ziemer, standing at left, was crowned king. (Photo by Taylor Allan/University Relations)

Nov. 2, 2012

Northwest crowns 2012 Homecoming king, queen

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Northwest Missouri State University crowned Riley Ziemer and Candace Boeh as its 2012 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Nov. 1, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Ziemer is a senior business management and marketing major from Winchester, Kan. In addition to being the president of Northwest’s Student Senate, he is a new member educator for the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was co-chair of the Canned Art Homecoming Committee. He is a member of Blue Key honor society and Order of Omega Greek honor society. He was sponsored by Phi Delta Theta.

Boeh is a senior elementary education major with a special education emphasis from Lenexa, Kan. She is a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Order of Omega Greek honor society, Cardinal Key national honor society and Mortar Board national honor society. She was sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha.

Northwest students selected the king and queen during a week of online voting Oct. 22-26.

This year's Homecoming princess is Schia Rogers, who is 5 years old and attends Horace Mann Laboratory School. She is the daughter of Andy and Sara Rogers, who is a fourth grade instructor at Horace Mann. The Homecoming prince is Layne Ziegler, who is 6 years old and attends Eugene Field Elementary School. He is the son of Tom and Kim Ziegler, who is a graphic designer in the Office of University Relations.

The Variety Show ends its two-night run at 7 p.m. tonight in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free and available at the Student Services Center or at the door.

Northwest continues its Homecoming week festivities, “Superheroes and Villains,” through Sunday, Nov. 4. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2012 activities and events, click here.

Other members of Northwest's 2012 Homecoming royalty appear below.

Candidates for Homecoming king

Brandin Bovay Donnie Merriman Matt Moylan Carl J. Stafford
Brandin Bovay Donnie Merriman Matt Moylan Carl J. Stafford

Hometown: Chesterfield

Hometown: Orrick

Hometown: Elkhorn, Neb.

Hometown: St. Louis

Major: Instrumental music education Major: Accounting: Public, Accounting: Private industry, and corporate finance Major: Physical education Major: Speech/Theatre education
Activities: He is the drum major for Northwest’s Bearcat Marching Band and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Activities: He is the lead career ambassador for Career Services; president of Alpha Kappa Psi, treasurer of Mortar Board, a freshman seminar peer advisor and a Student Ambassador for Northwest. He also is a member of the Accounting Society, Cardinal Key national honor society, Delta Mu Delta business honor society, Alpha Chi national honor society, the Homecoming Variety Show committee and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Activities: He is a student ambassador for Northwest and a member of Phi Sigma Kappa; Blue Key honor society; the Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Club; the Greek Week committee; Interfraternity Council; The Navigators; and a volunteer with Special Olympics. Activities: He is co-captain of the Northwest Forensics and Debate team; co-founder of Minority Educators of Northwest Missouri, a student adviser for Minority Men’s Organization and student Adviser for Alliance of Black Collegians. He also is a member of the American Sign Language Club, the Spirit and Truth Gospel Choir and Comedy Inc.
Sponsor: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Psi Sponsor: Sigma Kappa Sponsor: Forensic and Debate

 

Candidates for Homecoming queen

Kelsi Johnson Alexis Leggett Breanna Patten Erica Williams
Kelsi Johnson Alexis Leggett Breanna Patten Erica Williams

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Hometown: Liberty, Mo.

Major: Middle school education Major: English education Major: Chemistry Major: Public relations

Activities: She is president of Cardinal Key national honor society, social and risk management chairman of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, PILLARs executive board member of Order of Omega and sponsorship executive board member of Up ‘til Dawn. She also is a member of the Panhellenic judiciary board, Phi Eta Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Chi national honor society and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Activities: She is the president of Phi Mu sorority and a student ambassador for Northwest Missouri. She also is a member of Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta and Blue Key honor society.

Activities: She is president of Sigma Kappa sorority and treasurer of Panhellenic Council. She serves as a laboratory assistant, teaching assistant and Freshman Seminar peer advisor for Northwest. She also a member of the Northwest Dance Company, Alpha Chi national honor society, Cardinal Key national honor society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon chemistry honor society, Order of Omega Greek honor society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Student Leader Team for The Navigators campus ministry organization.

Activities: She is president of Panhellenic Council and is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and Order of Omega Greek honor society.
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon Sponsor: Sigma Kappa Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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