Five Kojies, four Siggies and one DT were kidnapped during club activities Wednesday night and will serve as the 2010 Homecoming Court.
The 10 women were chosen out of more than 100 nominees to receive a spot on the Homecoming Court. Consistent with ACU tradition, the Homecoming Committee kidnapped these women as soon as they learned about their nominations.
“These are the students that are most active. They have to be known by the student body to be nominated,” said Samantha Adkins, senior Alumni Relations officer. “They’re going to have fond memories, and this is another way to give them a memory they will have for the rest of their lives.”
Many of the women say being crowned Homecoming Queen is not the most important part of receiving the nomination. Kylah Riddle, senior business-finance major from Dimmitt and a member of this year’s Homecoming Court, said she and the four other Kojies on the court are honored to represent their club and its alumni.
“It’s awesome to be nominated for Homecoming Queen,” Riddle said. “We are proud to be represented by our club; we aren’t worried about getting Homecoming Queen – we are just excited to be on the court together. It’s a great experience.”
This year Justin Prince, senior Bible major from San Antonio and president of Trojans, made it into the top 20 nominees, Adkins said. It is not unusual for a few men to be nominated Homecoming Queen, Adkins said, but she has never seen a male student receive this many nominations.
Only seven women from the Coming Home Court of 1999 will be able to attend Homecoming Chapel and the football game this year. Cinderella Wong, 1999 Homecoming Queen and the first international student to receive the title, will not be able to attend any Homecoming activities. Jama Cadle, interim director of Alumni Relations, will present the crown.
“It’s not a big deal what club the Homecoming Queen is in,” said Jessica Ellison, senior accounting major from Van and a member of this year’s Homecoming Court. “The girl who wins will be the one who deserves it. She will be someone the students believe in.”
2010 Homecoming Court
Caroline Conwell, management major from Atlanta, Ga.
Heather Lavery, biology major from Midland
Jessica Ellison, accounting major from Van
Jordana Chisholm, nutrition major from San Antonio
Julie Kelley, Exercise Science major from Amarillo
Kinsey Logan, communication disorders major from Huntsville
Kylah Riddle, business finance major from Dimmitt
Rachel Webb, marketing major from Beaumont
Rebecca Hopkins, speech pathology major from Edmond, Okla.
Sarah Greer, English major from Spring