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Release date: November 19

Twelve to vie for Homecoming Queen at Wayland

Twelve coeds from Wayland Baptist University have been named nominees for the title of Homecoming Queen 2002. The winner will be announced Saturday, Nov. 23, during the halftime of the Pioneers game against Howard Payne University in Hutcherson Center.

The new homecoming queen will be crowned by last year's winner, Tammi O'Brien, and will be escorted by President Paul Armes in a walk around the gym after the crowning.

Those competing and their sponsoring organizations are as follows:

  • Ashley Applewhite, a junior from Olney, sponsored by Music Educators National Conference;
  • Marianne Broome, a senior from Estes Park, Colo., sponsored by Baptist Student Ministries;
  • Staci Copeland, a senior from Perryton, sponsored by Student Alumni Council;
  • Kelly Favor, a senior from Littlefield, sponsored by Zeta Zeta Zeta;
  • Emily Hogue, a senior from Lovington, N.M., sponsored by Pi Sigma Sigma;
  • Kelli Howard, a junior from Midland, sponsored by the Junior Class;
  • Natasha Hunter, a junior from Lubbock, sponsored by Wayland Symphonic Band;
  • Julie McCarthick, a senior from Lovington, N.M., sponsored by Student Union Board;
  • Stacy Mueller, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M., sponsored by Te Deum;
  • Nicole Phillips, a junior from El Paso, sponsored by the Sophomore Class;
  • Andi Turner, a senior from Plainview, sponsored by International Choir;
  • Miranda Turner, a senior from Tulia, sponsored by Student Foundation.