Forty-three seniors are vying for the crown after being named finalists for 2008 Homecoming King and Queen at Pittsburg State University.
Seniors from a variety of majors -22 women and 21 men in all - were chosen as finalists after a committee made up of PSU students, faculty members and alumni conducted interviews with the candidates. Each candidate met one-on-one with the committee to give a formal presentation.
The winners will be announced at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 15, during convocation at Carnie Smith Stadium. The king will receive a medallion, while the queen will be crowned with a tiara, and both will receive plaques.
Both will also be featured in the Homecoming parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and will be recognized at halftime during the football game against the University of Nebraska-Omaha, which kicks off at 2 p.m. the same day.
Following is a list of the finalists:
Samantha Arnold - Prairie Village, Kan.
Ashley Bradley - Oswatomie, Kan.
Katy Burton - El Dorado, Kan.
Patricia K. Condiff - Broken Arrow, Okla.
Samantha Heady - Oswego, Kan.
Katie Jones - Olathe, Kan.
Kayla Kelsey - Parsons, Kan.
Brittany Kjonegaard - Chouteau, Okla.
Tiffany Martin - Sedgwick, Kan.
Michelle McCullough - Oskaloosa, Kan.
Melissa McDonald - Liberty, Mo.
Jessica Moore - Girard, Kan.
Alex Phillips - Lees Summit, Mo.
Jazmin A. Ramirez - Asuncion, Paraguay
Mandy Riffel - Rose Hill, Kan.
Cari Shaw - Caney, Kan.
Melissa Skelly - Lenexa, Kan.
Paresa Tafreshi - Overland Park, Kan.
Roxanne Wallace - Tipton, Kan.
Brittany Watson - Bartlesville, Okla.
Johnna Wendt - Oswatomie, Kan.
Hilary Wilson - The Woodlands, Tex.
Peter Bates - Galesburg, Kan.
Paul Caesar - Memphis, Tenn.
Pat Cribbs - Overland Park, Kan.
Adam Deeds - Little River, Kan.
Steven Falk - Robinson, Kan.
Will Koehler - Pittsburg, Kan.
Alex Kuhlman - Ness City, Kan.
Jason Landrum - Mound City, Kan.
Tyler Lewis - Douglass, Kan.
Wesley Moore - Haysville, Kan.
Kenneth Andrew Nail - Kansas City, Mo.
Aaron T. Poe - Greeley, Kan.
Matthew Pommier - Pittsburg, Kan.
David Ramsey - Mission, Kan.
Jason L. Russell - Lawrence, Kan.
Anthony Stonerock - Girard, Kan.
Anthony Truong - Wichita, Kan.
Skannd Tyagi - Calcutta, India
Kyle Vasquez - Stilwell, Kan.
Trent Williams - Parsons, Kan.
Nathan E. Woodward - Girard, Kan.
For a print-quality photos of the candidates or for additional biographical information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 620-235-4195.
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