Twenty senior students have been selected as Homecoming royalty finalists at UNL. The Homecoming king and queen will be elected by a vote of the student body on Oct. 3 and crowned on Oct. 5 at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium.
Elections of UNL royalty is taking place on students’ MyRed portal.
Homecoming week at UNL runs through Oct. 5 under the theme “Huskers Around the World.” Related events include a free Oct. 3 concert on East Campus; blood drives; a visit from CNN Headline News’ “Rivalry Express” bus; campus tours on Oct. 4; judging of student lawn displays; an Oct. 4 parade featuring the Cornhusker Marching Band, Spirit Squad and 2013 homecoming royalty; and a pep rally on the Nebraska Union Plaza.
Students nominated for Homecoming royalty are listed below by hometown, with academic major(s) and parents’ names listed.
Ainsworth: Jordyn Lechtenberg, agribusiness, daughter of Roger and Rhonda Lechtenberg.
Elkhorn: Hannah Riggle, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, daughter of Ron and Kim Riggle.
Fairbury: Allison Skidmore, anthropology (pre-medicine), daughter of Mark and Jeanne Skidmore.
Gresham: John Bader, biologicial systems engineering, son of Gary and Dolores Bader.
Hastings: Morgan Jacobi, nutrition and health sciences (pre-medicine), daughter of Mark and Tami Jacobi.
Lincoln: Melisa McDonald, animal science, daughter of Mark and Kimberly McDonald; Chris Spanel, finance (CFA track), Dave Spanel and Sheila Spanel; Grant Weber, advertising and public relations, son of Scott and Carie Weber.
Murdock: Alli Kuhlman, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, daughter of Brent and Robin Kuhlman.
Omaha: Grant Fehr, marketing and business, and secondary education-marketing and information technology, son of Kent and Lori Fehr; Zach Stull, business administration, son of Todd and Jody Stull.
Scottsbluff: Shane Hertig, business administration, son of Merk Hertig and Gail Moran.
South Sioux City: John-Emmett Mahon, biological sciences, son of Vincent and Darlakae Mahon.
Tekamah: Anders Olson, agribusiness, son of Randy and Patty Olson.
Wahoo: Nathan Kavan, psychology, son of David and Janine Kavan.
Wauneta: Alex Wach, agricultural journalism, son of Loran and Nancy Wach.
Aurora, Colo.: Margo Berends, economics and political science, daughter of Gary and Cynthia Berends.
Ballwin, Mo.: Patricia Malinowski, biochemistry, daughter of Eric and Margie Malinowski.
Lenexa, Kan.: Emily Miller, industrial engineering, daughter of John and Jeannie Miller.
Overland Park, Kan.: Emily Phillips, actuarial science, daughter of Andrew and Beth Phillips.