Twenty senior students have been selected as University of Nebraska–Lincoln homecoming royalty finalists.
The royalty winners will be elected by the student body in an online vote Sept. 29 and 30. They will be crowned Oct. 2 at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Northwestern football game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.
Students named to homecoming royalty are listed below by hometown, with academic major(s) and parents’ names.
Aurora: Jadyn Cattau, child, youth and family studies, Jeremy and Sonja Cattau.
Elkhorn: Josh Thiele, actuarial science, Mark and Kerry Thiele.
Falls City: Ryker Hoy, architectural studies, Steve and Stacy Hoy.
Friend: Madison Zumpfe, advertising and public relations, and broadcasting, Larry and Kathleen Zumpfe.
Hastings: Will Parker, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, Bob and Julie Parker.
Lincoln: Audra Heyne, computer science, Todd and Nancy Heyne.
Nebraska City: Chloe Higgins, economics, Stacie Higgins and the late Dion Higgins.
Norfolk: Skyler Gubbels, biology and entomology, Barbara Gubbels; Ethan Carlson, business management, Joel and Beth Carlson.
Omaha: Makayla Gill, chemistry, Jim and Mary Gill; Tori Pedersen, agricultural education, Randy and Angie Pedersen; Zachary Cheek, economics and music, Darrin Cheek and Sheila Wahab-Cheek; Bobby Martin, marketing and management, Janet Martin; Grant Holst, biochemistry and Spanish, Robert and Linda Holst.
Plymouth: Riley Knust, finance and economics, Rolan and Sandy Knust.
West Point: Leigh Jahnke, Spanish and biology, Terry and Kristine Jahnke.
Topeka, Kansas: Luke Gomez, economics, Peter and Elizabeth Gomez.
Lake Winnebago, Missouri: Samuel Stott, marketing, Michael and Angela Stott.
Fargo, North Dakota: Anna Suppes, speech-language pathology, David and Jill Suppes.
Grafton, Wisconsin: Katie Lamb, Clifton management, Ed and Laura Lamb.