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Sept. 28, 2018

5 men, 5 women nominated as Homecoming royalty

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The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Committee has announced royalty candidates for the University’s 2018 Homecoming celebration.

Students may begin voting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, by logging into CatPAWS; voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The king and queen will be announced at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the end of the annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Northwest will celebrate its Homecoming week, “The Greatest Show at Northwest,” Oct. 8-13. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of activities, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/getinvolved/homecoming/.

The Variety Show is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 and available in the cashiering office on the first floor of the Administration Building or at the doors of the Ron Houston Center.

The candidates for 2018 Homecoming royalty at Northwest appear below.

Candidates for Homecoming King

Jacob Liles

Jacob Liles
Hometown:
Maryville, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Mathematics
Student Involvement: Sigma Tau Gamma, Order of Omega, Pi Mu Epsilon, Homecoming Committee
Sponsor: Sigma Tau Gamma
Being a Bearcat means: “The culture is very welcoming and has a strong sense of unity. It gives me a sense of pride not only for the campus culture, but also because my transition from high school to adulthood was smooth. Being a Bearcat is something I will never regret.”

Nathan Meeker

Nathan Meeker
Hometown:
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Year: Senior
Major: Digital Media: Computer Science
Student Involvement: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Student Senate, AdInk, National Society of Leadership and Success, Order of Omega
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon
Being a Bearcat means: “It means that I am a part of a family. To be a part of something that has played a role in shaping the person I am today will always mean a lot.”

Caleb Robertson

Caleb Robertson
Hometown:
Lamar, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Agribusiness
Student involvement: Alpha Gamma Rho, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Student Success Center, Agricultural Ambassador Team
Sponsor: Alpha Gamma Rho
Being a Bearcat means: “It is something greater than myself. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, yet we all share the common bond of attending a university that truly cares about success. I’m not only proud to be a Bearcat, I’m proud to know a few.”

Dakota Shields

Dakota Shields
Hometown:
Maryville, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Nanophysics
Student Involvement: Phi Delta Theta, Honors Student Association, Society of President’s Scholars
Sponsor: Student Senate
Being a Bearcat means: “Being a Bearcat means actively becoming the greatest version of yourself by growing your minds, your fitness and your relationships with one another. It means searching for your place in this world and becoming who you want to be.”

Drake Summers

Drake Summers
Hometown:
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology and Human Services
Student Involvement: Student Activities Council, Student Senate, student ambassador, Cardinal Key, National Society of Leadership and Success, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sponsor: Student Activities Council
Being a Bearcat means: “It is something that I wish everyone had the chance to feel. The family that surrounds our University is something special. We root for everyone’s success, we celebrate everyone’s achievements, and we welcome everyone who wants to join us in that.”

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Megan Carter

Megan Carter
Hometown:
Omaha, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education, with a concentration in language arts
Student Involvement: Sigma Sigma Sigma, Cardinal Key, National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Senate, Order of Omega, Student Recreation Center
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma
Being a Bearcat means: “To me it means so much love. The love that everyone on this campus shows each other, as well as in this town, is indescribable, and I truly would never want to be anything but a Bearcat.”

Sierra Horan

Sierra Horan
Hometown:
Omaha, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education, with a concentration in language arts
Student Involvement: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Student Ambassador Executive Board, Northwest Dance Company, Order of Omega, Lead Green, Council for Exceptional Children, National Honors Society of Leadership and Success
Sponsor: Sigma Tau Gamma
Being a Bearcat means: “It means becoming the best version of yourself, for you. I came to Northwest to become a teacher, but now I am prepared to leave as a leader, friend, sister, teacher, honors students, coworker, and the best me that I could be. Thanks Northwest, I owe it to you.”

Shianne Kolts

Shianne Kolts
Hometown:
Utica, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Public Relations and Organizational Communication
Student Involvement: Lambda Pi Eta, ComCats president, Sigma Kappa, Panhellenic Council vice president of communication, Order of Omega, Blue Key Honor Society, Student Senate, student ambassador
Sponsor: Student Senate
Being a Bearcat means: “It is being a part of something bigger than myself. We are connected together in many ways and we are always supportive of each other. Being a part of this community is something that will always be a part of me and shaped me into who I am today.”

Hana Mayfield

Hana Mayfield
Hometown:
Mead, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Biochemistry
Student Involvement: Sigma Kappa, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Society of President’s Scholars, Honor Student Association, student ambassador, Student Success Center supplemental instructor
Sponsor: Sigma Kappa
Being a Bearcat means: “It is about always pushing yourself to put your best foot forward and knowing that the Northwest administration, staff, community and alumni are behind you every step of the way. Bearcats have the resources to achieve great things.”

Shelby Simpson

Shelby Simpson
Hometown:
Gardner, Kansas
Year: Senior
Major: Public Relations
Student Involvement: AdInk, Phi Mu, Order of Omega, Lambda Pi Eta, American Advertising Federation of Kansas City, University Police Department social media intern
Sponsor: Alpha Gamma Rho
Being a Bearcat means: “It is never meeting an unfamiliar face on campus. It is about the community that you build in this small town that slowly becomes your home. Being a Bearcat is having a sense of pride never missing a chance to shout C-A-T-S after hearing B-E-A-R."


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