Before the end of this week, there will be a queen of the Queen City.
Ten students are competing for the crowns of Homecoming Court this Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the annual Homecoming Forum.
A Homecoming Committee, which has yet to be finalized, will be interviewing candidates to determine which students are most suited to claim the thrones. The Committee will be primarily made up of students, with a possibility of some administration being involved as well. In the past, administrators like Dennis Black, vice president of Student Affairs, have helped judge the event.
Before the Homecoming Forum even began, the Homecoming Committee handpicked candidates through an application process. The Homecoming Forum is the second stage in determining a Homecoming King and Queen.
The Forum will be held in the Student Union for all students to watch.
"We're looking for creative answers, school spirit, and students who can think on their feet," said Kathryn Pryzbyla, a senior communication major and SA entertainment director. "Some of the questions are serious, and others are just fun and random. It's all about seeing people's personalities on stage."
The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the football game against Temple on Saturday.
Homecoming King candidates
John T.C. Roberts – a junior sociology major
Josh Sommer – a senior in the School of Management
Gregory Smith – a senior in the School of Management
Gagan Singh – a senior computer science major
Yanco Escano – a junior in the School of Management
Homecoming Queen candidates
Loren Fields – a sophomore undecided major
Jenelle Jones-Mitchell – a senior communication major
JoAnna Datz – a senior in the School of Management
Meredith Cleeton – a senior psychology major
Katie Allen - a senior communication and psychology major