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Members of the Tower court gathered Friday at the Memorial Bell Tower where Ethan Essig was crowned Tower King and MacKenzie Magwire was crowned Tower Queen. Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies sponsor the annual recognition.

Members of the Tower court gathered Friday at the Memorial Bell Tower where Ethan Essig was crowned Tower King and MacKenzie Magwire was crowned Tower Queen. Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies sponsor the annual recognition. (Photo by Raylynn Myers/Northwest Missouri State University)

April 10, 2015

Ethan Essig crowned Tower King, MacKenzie Magwire is Queen

Ethan Essig

Ethan Essig

MacKenzie Magwire

MacKenzie Magwire

Northwest Missouri State University’s Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies on Friday, April 10, crowned Ethan Essig as this year’s Tower King and MacKenzie Magwire as the Tower Queen. 

The Tower King and Queen is organized annually by Blue Key and Cardinal Key and selected from a group of Northwest students who excel academically while exhibiting high involvement at Northwest and in the Maryville community. Campus organizations nominate one king and one queen, who then participate in an application and interview process resulting in the selection of candidates to fill the Tower court. The king and queen are selected by the student body.

“They are well-rounded individuals who have achieved academic success and work hard outside the classroom to better the community here at Northwest Missouri State University,” Chloe King, the co-chair of the Tower King and Queen program this year, said during the ceremony. “It is such an honor to be a nominee for this prestigious award, and I want to encourage all of you to keep striving for success academically and within the community.”

Essig is a senior business management major from Liberty, Mo. He is active in Sigma Phi Epsilon in addition to serving as Supplemental Instruction leader for philosophy and working with The Northwest Missourian. He was sponsored by Phi Mu.

Magwire is a senior public relations major from Raytown, Mo. She is active in Sigma Society and Lambda Pi Eta in addition to serving as an athletics marketing intern and past Homecoming Executive Board and working with Kansas City Irish Fest and Kansas City Jiggle Jam. She was sponsored by Sigma Society.

Information about the remainder of the Tower court appears below.

King candidates

Kale Allen

Name: Kale Allen
Year: Senior
Major: Business management and marketing
Hometown: Chillicothe, Mo.
Activities: Sigma Tau Gamma alpha class founding father, philanthropy chair and Homecoming co-chair; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County campus liaison
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Carsen Berry

Name: Carsen Berry
Year: Senior
Major: Advertising
Hometown: St. Joseph, Mo.
Activities: Knacktive project manager, Student Affairs social media intern, Lambda Pi Eta, AdInk, The National Society of Leadership and Success
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Dannen Merrill

Name: Dannen Merrill
Year: Senior
Major: Accounting and emergency and disaster management
Hometown: Maryville
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa, Student Senate, Order of Omega, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, EDM Club, Delta Mu Delta
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

 

Queen candidates

Megan Bunfill

Name: Megan Bunfill
Year: Junior
Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Grain Valley, Mo.
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society, Phi Eta Sigma academic honor society, United Way of Nodaway County communication intern, New Nodaway Humane Society, Special Olympics, Girls on the Run, Nodaway Nursing Home.
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Taylor Gregston

Name: Taylor Gregston
Year: Junior
Major: Elementary education
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma, Honors Student Association, Order of Omega, Student Missouri State Teacher’s Association
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Brooke Ravenscraft

Name: Brooke Ravenscraft
Year: Sophomore
Major: Elementary education and early childhood education
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Gamma Alpha Lambda, Order of Omega, Campus Ambassador, University Seminar Peer Advisor, K.I.D.S. Club
Sponsor: Gamma Alpha Lambda


For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468