Homecoming Court Candidates 2016

Homecoming Court Candidates 2016


The Top 10 Homecoming King and Queen 2016 candidates were selected at the Homecoming Showcase on Oct. 12. For the first time, contestants were required to choose and support a philanthropic platform. Those elected Homecoming Queen and King will be required to host an event to benefit the philanthropy of their choice.

Online voting takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Top 5 female and male candidates will be notified and announced Tuesday after the poll closes. The 2016 JSU Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m.


  • Malin Barber, a junior majoring in dietetics from Ragland, Ala. Philanthropy: Health is Wealth. 
  • Rebekah Beasley, a sophomore majoring in pre-health biology from Attalla, Ala. Philanthropy: Be Con-fi-dental.
  • Claire Davis, a sophomore majoring in exercise science from Clifton, Tenn. Philanthropy: Organ Donation. 
  • Kendal Garrett, a senior English major from Piedmont, Ala. Philanthropy: Dream Big, Princess.
  • Breanna Lucas, a junior nursing major from Springville, Ala. Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House.
  • Elsie Ritchie, a junior majoring in communications from Oneonta, Ala. Philanthropy: End Child Hunger.
  • Adriana Smolik, a junior majoring in pre-health biology from Guntersville, Ala. Philanthropy: Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries.
  • Nicki Arnold Swindle, a senior social work major from Heflin, Ala. Philanthropy: SAINTS.
  • Ashley Toney, a senior majoring in secondary English education, from Saks, Ala. Philanthropy: American Macular Degeneration Foundation. 
  • Taylor West, a sophomore majoring in social work, from Daphne, Ala. Philanthropy: Literacy. 

Homecoming Queen Candidates 2016

Homecoming Queen candidates: Breanna Lucas, Nicki Arnold Swindle, Malin Barber, Ashley Toney, Claire Davis, Rebekah Beasley, Kendal Garrett, Adriana Smolik, Elsie Ritchie, Taylor West


  • Cole Abney, a junior finance major from Oxford, Ala. Philanthropy: Type 2 Diabetes Awareness.
  • Carson Bruce, a sophomore majoring in communications from Pell City, Ala. Philanthropy: Neverthirst.
  • Kyle Burt, a senior finance major from Fort Payne, Ala. Philanthropy: Local Fire Departments and Toys for Tots. 
  • Paris Coleman, a junior psychology major from Mobile, Ala. Philanthropy: Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. 
  • Jared Davis, a junior finance major from Franklin, Tenn. Philanthropy: PACE.
  • Andy Hoang, a senior majoring in exercise science from Guntersville, Ala. Philanthropy: Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Jacob Hogue, a senior nursing major from Ohatchee, Ala. Philanthropy: American Diabetes Association. 
  • Corey Pickens, a senior psychology major from Birmingham, Ala. Philanthropy: Children's Obesity Fund. 
  • Christian Tenorio, a junior majoring in music education from Paterson, NJ. Philanthropy: Autism Outreach and Awareness.
  • Patrick Yim, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism from Munford, Ala. Philanthropy: The Trevor Project. 

Homecoming King Candidates 2016

Homecoming King candidates: Cole Abney, Patrick Yim, Kyle Burt, Jacob Hogue, Andy Hoang, Corey Pickins,
Paris Coleman, Christian Tenorio, Carson Bruce, Jared Davis