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Homecoming Court elections, held Sept. 24-26, allowed University of Arkansas-Monticello students to narrow down 35 court nominees to 12 court members.
Campus organizations nominated 35 women for homecoming court. Students had to show their identification cards to ensure they only voted once. Students could vote for up to 12 women. Faculty and staff cannot elect court members.
The following women received the most votes, placing them on homecoming court:
The court member that receives the most votes will be crowned Homecoming queen at the football game Saturday, Oct. 13. The next 11 women with the most votes compose the court.
Mary Knight, court representative for Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority said, “It’s an honor to be nominated by my sorority, and I appreciate all of my friends at UAM that voted for me.”
Nika Najafova, representative for the International Club, is excited to be on homecoming court. Najafova comes from Azerbaijan, and said she did not know what Homecoming court was until she came to UAM.
“I’ve never seen anything like (homecoming),” Najafova said. “It’s a big deal to participate.”
Najafova said she had to explain homecoming to her parents.
“I Googled it for them," she said.
For some nominees, like Choir representative Ashley Couch, being elected to homecoming court is a new experience.
“I’ve never been on homecoming court," Couch said. “I’m nervous and excited at the same time.”
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ŠThe Voice 2007
Revised 09/17/2007 09:07:11 PM — http://www.uamont.edu/Organizations/TheVoice/5_5/court.htm