Members of the Homecoming Court were notified Oct. 8 of their nominations.

Once nominees have 90 credit hours completed, they have the option of applying for Homecoming Court. Of those applicants, members of the court are selected based on their application scores and have to complete an interview. Overall, homecoming royalty is decided by a total score made up of application score, interview score and student votes.

Nominees for homecoming queen include: Corryn Anderson, senior history major, Kathryn Born, senior elementary education major, Sadie Coffey, senior communication major, Victoria Goetzinger, senior sociology major, and Carissa McAfee, senior marketing management major.

McAfee, current Chi Omega secretary, has been active with the organization for four years.

“It feels cool (to be nominated),” McAfee said. “I really love ESU and Emporia and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made so far.”

Nominees for king include: Paul Frost, senior management major, Derek Reese, senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, Dylan Schneider, junior elementary education major, and Eli Stewart, senior psychology major.

Stewart spoke of his involvement in Greek life on campus and how it has led to leadership opportunities and involvement with community organizations such as SOS, the local domestic violence shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and fundraisers for Alzheimer’s and Cystic Fibrosis research.

“It makes me feel good that the stuff that I’ve done while here at Emporia State warranted a nomination,” Stewart said.

Schneider was nominated for his involvement as the president of Trauma Informed Educators, which focuses on dealing with trauma, especially in elementary schools. Ten percent of each registered student organizations is able to be nominated.

“I think we’re all very excited (to be nominated),” Schneider said. “I feel it’s an honor to be on the court and represent my organization and the university as a whole. I have a lot of friends in the court so it’ll be super fun to hang out with them for a week-talk to alumni, talk to friends, things like that."

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