JSU Chooses Homecoming Court; Will Select Queen and King on Oct. 29

JSU Chooses Homecoming Court; Will Select Queen and King on Oct. 29


The Jacksonville State University student body will select their 2015 Homecoming Queen and King in online voting on Thursday, Oct. 29. The winners will be announced at the homecoming pep rally at JSU Stadium later that evening.

The process for selecting JSU’s homecoming royalty began on Oct. 14 when a field of contestants competed in the annual pageant held at Leone Cole Auditorium. Judges narrowed the field to 20 semifinalists, 10 each for queen and king. From these the student body voted online on Oct. 22 to select five queen and five king finalists who make up the homecoming court.

Finalists for queen are:

• Alayna Hancock, 19, a sophomore nursing major from Oxford;

• Shelby King, 20, a junior nursing major from Birmingham;

• Samaria Mayo, 20, a junior nursing major from Alabaster;

• Tia Pendleton, 20, a junior nursing major from Jacksonville; and

• Elsie Ritchie, 19, a sophomore communication major from Oneonta.

Finalists for king are:

• Tyler Camp, 22, a senior exercise science and wellness major from Douglasville, Ga.;

• Mathieu James, 21, a senior history education  major from Stapleton;

• Ranger Rumrill, 19, a sophomore finance major from Rainbow City;

• Austin Thigpen, 22, a junior management major from Florence; and

• Brian Yopp, 22, a junior nursing major from Rainbow City.

In addition to reigning over the homecoming pep rally, the 2015 JSU Homecoming Queen and King will lead the court in the homecoming parade up Pelham Road on Saturday morning, and will be presented at halftime during the JSU vs. EKU game. 

JSU students, look for your ballot in your GEM inbox Wednesday evening. Voting begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. 

Good luck to our finalists!