October 02, 2009
Students vote next week for Homecoming royalty
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Five ladies and three gentlemen are vying for royal honors for this year’s Homecoming celebration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Coronation of the Homecoming queen and king will be at halftime during the Oct. 10 football game between the Salukis and the Illinois State Redbirds. Game time is 2 p.m.
Voting by the University’s student body will be online for the first time this year. Balloting starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 and ends at 8 a.m. Oct. 8. The court will participate in the homecoming parade and other activities.
Queen contestants, by hometown with year and major along with their provided “fun fact,” if available, are:
• Mary Kate Huebener, senior, agribusiness economics with a communications minor. “I was born and raised on a grain and dairy farm and I am allergic to milk,” Huebener said.
• Amanda Reiff, senior, elementary education. “I grew up on a fish farm, but I never eat fish!” Reiff said.
• Amanda Weaver, senior, marketing. “I’m double jointed in both arms,” Weaver said.
• Anna Stadler, senior, human nutrition and dietetics. “I am a cyclist and tri-athlete and have worked at a bike shop since I was 15,” Stadler said.
• Mallory Davidson, senior, dental hygiene. “My family has SIUC in their blood! I am the fourth person to attend Southern,” Davidson said.
King contestants, by hometown with year and major along with a “fun fact” they provided, if available, are:
• Aaron Mallory, senior, electrical engineering. “I am a very caring person!” Mallory said.
• Tony Cossette, senior, political science. No “fun fact” provided.
• Landon Wallace, junior, biochemistry. “I am a humble guy,” Wallace said.