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Eighteen Candidates Seek Homecoming Royalty Title

By Jeff Murphy, October 22, 2021

Homecoming Royalty Candidates

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri annually conducts the Homecoming Royalty competition to select a King and Queen. Nine King candidates and nine Queen candidates are vying for Homecoming Royalty this weekend, with top contestants to be introduced during half-time of Mules football game Saturday, Oct. 23. Homecoming Royalty also participates in the parade that begins at 9 a.m. the same day.

Each organization has an opportunity to have a candidate run for homecoming. Royalty candidates go through an interview process, put together an educational video and receive student votes.

As shown in the photo above, the candidates, the organization they represent, year at UCM, and their hometowns, are: Mackenzie Scott - Alpha Gamma Delta, senior, Camdenton, Missouri; Ariana Badua - Winter Guard, j unior, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Madi Davis - Sigma Kappa, junior, St. Peters, Missouri; Caitlin O'Hanlon - Alpha Sigma Alpha, senior, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Candidates on the second row are Jennifer Brink - Delta Zeta, junior, Overland Park, Kansas; Mallory Martinez - Alpha Omicron Pi, Junior, Gardner, Kansas; Olivia Gibbs - Gamma Phi Beta, senior, St. Charles, Missouri; Sydney Vaught - Sigma Sigma Sigma, junior, Sweet Springs, Missouri; Riley Turner - Alpha Phi, senior, O'Fallon, Missouri.

On the third row,  the candidates are Daniel Johnson - Theta Chi, senior, Fenton, Missouri; Jordan Herzing - Delta Chi, Senior, Freeburg, Missouri; Aaron Shumaker - Sigma Phi Epsilon, senior, Beatrice, Nebraska.

Standing in back are candidates Mason McClain - Alpha Tau Omega, senior, Eureka, Missouri;  Jacob Perez - Tau Kappa Epsilon, senior, Smithville, Missouri; Alex Chase - Sigma Pi, Junior, Kearney, Missouri; Tad Bradshaw - Alpha Kappa Lambda, junior, Kansas City, Missouri; Hunter Dieffenbach - Farmhouse, junior, Kansas City, Missouri; and Charlie Martin - Sigma Tau Gamma, junior, Shawnee, Kansas.


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