Homecoming King and Queen 2010

SIUC Homecoming – Krystin McDermott of Beach Park and Guillermo Flores of Villa Park are the 2010 Homecoming Queen and King at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Photo by Steve Buhman) Download Photo Here

October 12, 2010

SIUC names homecoming royalty, honorees

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Krystin McDermott of Beach Park and Guillermo Flores of Villa Park are the 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Homecoming queen and king.

The University’s student body selected the royalty via online voting. McDermott and Flores claimed their crowns at the coronation Saturday, Oct. 9, during halftime of the football game in which the SIUC Salukis beat the Northern Iowa Panthers in overtime.

Here is the complete 2010 Homecoming Court, listed by city with year at the University and major, included:


• Brittany Cheves, senior, speech communications/public relations

Beach Park

• Krystin McDermott, senior, speech communications

Calumet City

• Rico Jackson, master’s graduate student, public administration

Carol Stream

• Ryan Lichtenstein, senior, radio and television


• Sean Thomas, senior, elementary education

Johnston City

• Shantell Meuth, senior, rehabilitation services

New Douglas

• Brittany Miller, senior, agriculture systems/agriculture education

South Holland

• Justin Murphy, senior, criminology and criminal justice


• Taylor Poore, junior, dental hygiene

Villa Park

• Guillermo Flores, senior, speech communications/public relations

The theme for Homecoming 2010 was “Saluki Shore” and the celebration featured numerous special activities and happenings including tailgate celebrations, movies, reunions and a big parade.

Winning entries from the SIUC homecoming parade were:

Large float

• 1st- Phi Kappa Tau/Delta Zeta

• 2nd- Alpha Gamma Delta/Alpha Gamma Rho

• 3rd- SIU Forestry

Small float

• 1st- Student Alumni Council

• 2nd- Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Alpha

• 3rd- Craft Shop

Walking/marching groups

• 1st- Student Recreation Center fitness department

• 2nd- National Association of Black Journalists

• 3rd- Jackson County Girl Scouts


• 1st- Friends of Murphysboro

• 2nd- Marion Toyota

• 3rd- Murphysboro Apple Festival Queen

The winning bands from the 2010 homecoming parade, listed by division, were:

Class A

• 1st- Harrisburg High School

• 2nd- Carbondale High School

Class B

• 1st- Trico School District 176

• 2nd- Cairo Junior/Senior High School

Class C

• 1st- Harrisburg Middle School

• 2nd- Carbondale Middle School

• 3rd- Benton Middle School