With Homecoming on the horizon, the student body has elected the nominees for this year’s Homecoming Queen.
Nominees for this year’s Homecoming Queen are Breanna Barrow, Morgan Beckmon, Danielle Canela, Kailee Cremer, Alexandra Eddins, Eboni Ellerson, Lizzie Folwell, Meigan Gardner, Sarah Hendrix, Meghann McLeskley and Morgan Watten.
Students were able to nominate senior women online Sept. 17 through Sept. 19, and the 11 nominees were announced this past Wednesday.
For several years, ACU has allotted 10 nominee spots for Homecoming Queen. Last year, that changed when an extra spot was added. This year, the groundwork that was laid last year continues with 11 nominees.
To announce their nominations, the steering committee kidnapped the nominees Wednesday night and took them to a secret location, said Abbie Baird who is a member of the steering committee.
“It takes a couple hours because we have to track down the girls and ride (golf carts) all over campus,” said Baird, senior youth and family ministry major from Austin. “We take them to a secret location to celebrate and talk about the fun things they get to participate in during Homecoming Weekend.”
Once nominated, the nominees will take part in special activities during the week of Homecoming. These activities include attending the Queen’s Tea, riding in the Homecoming Parade and the crowning of the Queen at half time during the football game.
“They have a Queen’s Tea on Friday which is for the Coming-Home Court,” said Aubree Selinger, alumni relations officer. “It’s for this year’s Court too. They can invite friends and mingle.”
Selinger said the queen will be introduced Saturday during Chapel after voting closes at midnight on Wednesday.
“I can’t wait to see who wins”¦ I feel nervous and excited, but mostly just so honored to be on court with some amazing women,” said Eddins, senior musical theatre major from North Richland Hills. “No matter who wins this will be an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
Voting opens Friday after Chapel and ends Wednesday at midnight. To vote for this year’s Homecoming Queen, please visit www.acu.edu/queens.