The search for JSU Homecoming King and Queen has begun.
Students hoping to claim the crown filled out information and took headshots in order to be considered for the honored position of being voted royalty in the upcoming homecoming pageant.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the JSU Homecoming pageant on September 24 at the Leon Cole Auditorium. The show will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to get there early in order to claim a seat.
Pageant festivities will begin with a group dance that each of the 31 contestants were required to learn beforehand, with the possiblitiy of being disqualified if the arranged rehearsal times went unattended.
It is followed up by a cat walk of formal wear which will be judged by 5 persons with a total points possible of 250.
Each student will be asked to answer a randomly selected question that involves Jacksonville State University in some form or another on the spot.
After the pageant, the judges will then narrow the field of possibility to just 10 female students eligible for homecoming court. The same would have been true for male students but only 7 applied to participate and so all 7 will be eligible for student voting in October.
The eligible contestants will then be a step closer as their names go on the ballots for student voting October 3.
With 31 contestants this year the pageant will have individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and ambitions, many of which are entering as first time pageant contestants
A few of the contestants were available for interviews.
Alli Davis, graduate of Fort Payne High School and Delta Zeta member, is currently focusing her attention on obtaining a degree in elementary education with a collaboration in special education. She said it would be an honor and a blessing for her to be able to represent JSU as homecoming queen.
Kayla Haynes, graduate of Heritage High School in Ringgold, Ga, is a JSU ambassador. She is also responsible for the uniforms worn by the marching southerners and a member of Phi Beta. Kayla wants to use the pageant as an opportunity to show her love for her school. As an ambassador she takes on the responsibility of showing future students what JSU has to offer. It is her goal to help students get involved in clubs and organizations. As a transfer student herself she realizes some students are unaware of how many things the campus has to offer.
Bryan Green, graduate of New Albany High School in New Albany, Ms, is Polemarch of Eta Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Bryan said, ”I wish to be crowned homecoming king because I feel with my leadership experience and positive personality traits I can truly uphold the title of Jacksonville State University’s homecoming king.” Bryan also said JSU was named the friendliest campus in the South and he feels the title holds true campus wide.
Students are encouraged to come out and support both their school and their fellow students and see what else the pageant holds.