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Jacob Wood and Brooke Ravenscraft were crowned Northwest's 2016 Homecoming king and queen during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Jacob Wood and Brooke Ravenscraft were crowned Northwest's 2016 Homecoming king and queen during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Oct. 28, 2016

Wood voted 2016 Homecoming king, Ravenscraft is queen

Northwest Missouri State University crowned Jacob Wood and Brooke Ravenscraft as its 2016 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 27, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Jacob Wood

Jacob Wood
Brooke Ravenscraft
Brooke Ravenscraft

Wood, of Lawson, Missouri, is a senior majoring in mass media with an emphasis on multimedia journalism. He is active with KNWT Channel 8 and the Student Faculty Discipline Committee, and he serves as assistant complex director at Hudson-Perrin Residence Hall. He was sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

After graduating from Northwest, he plans to become a TV news reporter with hopes of working his way to an anchor chair.

Ravenscraft is a senior elementary education major from Kansas City, Missouri. She is active with Alpha Sigma Alpha, Gamma Alpha Lambda, Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega and Exemplary Leadership Academy. She also serves as a student ambassador, University Seminar peer advisor and Lead Green mentor. She was sponsored by the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.

She plans to complete her student teaching during the spring trimester and become a kindergarten teacher in the Kansas City area while coaching with the Girls on the Run program.

Northwest students selected the king and queen during a week of online voting Oct. 17-21.

This year's Homecoming prince is Colin Hoffmann, the son of Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Kori Hoffmann and Senior Instructor of Management Allison Hoffmann. The Homecoming princess is Sofia Foot, the daughter of Director of Admissions and International Programs Dr. Jeffery Foot and Study Abroad Program Manager Jeaneth Puriel-Foot. Colin and Sofia are kindergarteners at Northwest’s Horace Mann Laboratory School.

Northwest continues its Homecoming week activities, “Make Your Move,” through Sunday Oct. 30. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2016 activities and events, click here.

The remainder of the 2016 Homecoming court at Northwest appear below.


Candidates for Homecoming King

Hunter Davis

Hunter Davis
Hometown:
St. Charles, Missouri
Year:
Senior
Major: Recreation: therapeutic recreation
Activities: Student ambassador, Dietrich Hall residential life assistant, Navigators Campus Ministry student leader, Cardinal Key honor society vice president, Kappa Omicron Nu national honor society
Career plans: Return to St. Charles to work in the recreation field, pursue master’s degree in occupational therap
Sponsor: Sigma Society

Austin Hoffman

Austin Hoffman
Hometown:
Sedalia, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Vocal music education
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa, American Choral Directors Association treasurer, National Association for Music Education, Madraliers, Celebration show choir president, Tower Choir
Career plans: Become a high school music teacher
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Travers Hopkins

Travers Hopkins
Hometown:
California, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Biology education
Activities: Alpha Kappa Lambda, National Education Association
Career plans: Teach high school biology in Kansas City; coach cross country and track and field; open a gym and physical training facility that caters to professional, college and high school athletes
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Lambda

Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Year: Junior
Major: Biology: biomedical sciences
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa president, Order of Omega treasurer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Homecoming organization representative, Wildlife Club
Career plans: Become small animal veterinarian in city, open vet clinic
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

Matthew Peacher

Matthew Peacher
Hometown:
Gladstone, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Vocal music education
Activities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, student ambassador, SOAR leader, Tower Choir, Madraliers and Celebration show choir, voice of the Bearcat Marching Band, 2015 Variety Show emcee
Career plans: Teach music and pursue a master’s degree in education administration
Sponsor: Sigma Alpha Iota

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Jessica Feltner

Jessica Feltner
Hometown:
Grimes, Iowa
Year: Senior
Majors: Communication: public relations, communication: organizational communication
Activities: Phi Mu vice president and 2015 new member educator, Blue Key national honor society, Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society president and 2015 secretary, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega, The Bridge college ministry, student ambassador, University Seminar peer advisor
Career plans: Move to Kansas City or Des Moines, Iowa, to work in public relations, organizational communication or event-planning
Sponsor: Phi Mu

Lacy Larsen

Lacy Larsen
Hometown:
Rock Port, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Communication: public relations
Activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma 2015 president, Panhellenic Council president, Blue Key national honor society president, PRomo, SOAR leader, FosterClub, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society.
Career plans: Work in event-planning in Kansas City or Texas, volunteering with foster system and helping foster youth through college
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

Jordan Strittmatter

Jordan Strittmatter
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Year: Junior
Major: Middle school education
Activities: Phi Mu secretary, Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, student ambassador, School Age Childcare afterschool coordinator at St. Gregory’s Catholic School
Career plans: Return to Des Moines to work as eighth grade math teacher
Sponsor: Alpha Gamma Rho

Lyndsay Urban

Lyndsay Urban
Hometown:
Osceola, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary education
Activities: Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Pi
Career plans: Complete student teaching next fall, teach special education or second grade in Midwest
Sponsor: Sigma Kappa


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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