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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 12, 2018

Liles crowned Homecoming king, Carter named is queen

Jacob Liles and Megan Carter were crowned Homecoming king and queen Thursday. (Photo by Carly Hostetter/Northwest Missouri State University)

Jacob Liles and Megan Carter were crowned Homecoming king and queen Thursday. (Photo by Carly Hostetter/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest Missouri State University crowned Jacob Liles and Megan Carter its 2018 Homecoming king and queen Thursday during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Liles, of Maryville, is a senior mathematics major and was sponsored by Sigma Tau Gamma. He also is active at Northwest with Order of Omega, Pi Mu Epsilon and the Homecoming Committee.

Carter, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a senior elementary education major, with a concentration in language arts, and her sponsor was Sigma Sigma Sigma. She also is active with Cardinal Key, National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Senate, Order of Omega and the Student Recreation Center.

Northwest students selected the king and queen during a week of online voting Oct. 1-5.

This year's Homecoming prince is Landon Tapps, who is the son of Tyler and Christy Tapps and a first grader at Eugene Field Elementary School. The Homecoming princess is Mylee McElvain, who is the daughter of Northwest staff members Chad and Rachel McElvain and is in prekindergarten at Eugene Field Elementary School. 

Northwest continues its Homecoming activities, “The Greatest Show at Northwest,” through Oct. 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 remainder of the 2018 Homecoming court appears below.

Candidates for Homecoming King

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

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

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

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

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

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

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

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

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


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