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Students Select Homecoming Court

Danielle Kloap
Around Campus Editor

   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:

Phi Beta Sigma

Vaneisha Bunn

junior computer information systems major

Sigma Tau Gamma

Kyndall Carder

sophomore business administration major


Ashley Couch

sophomore music education major

Omega Psi Phi

Corley Evans

junior social work major

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Mary Knight

junior speech major

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Meggan LaMarche

sophomore early childhood education major

Kappa Alpha Psi

Courtney Levingston

senior biology major


Brittany Mathews

sophomore biology major

International Club

Nika Najafova

freshman business administration major

Debate Society

Nicci Norton

junior psychology major

Sigma Zeta

Allison Pace

senior mathematics major

Jewels of Service

Andrea Rowlett

senior business administration major


Kara Beth Roy

sophomore early childhood education major


Brittany Washington

senior business administration major
Football Sweetheart Kadra Cranford freshman physical education major

   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. 

Photo by Janelle Martin
Decisions, Decisions - Dinora Marin looks at the nominees for Homecoming Court as she decides who to vote for. Marin had 35 choices and could vote for up to 12 of the nominees.

   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.”

   The court will receive recognition at the parade and the bonfire during Homecoming week. 

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