Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Accounting major Emily E. Turner of Madison and biochemistry/pre-medicine major Barrett D. Schock of Chattanooga, Tennessee, reign as 2018 Homecoming Queen and King at Mississippi State during an event-filled week Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
Turner and Schock recently were chosen in campus-wide elections. Along with eight class maids, the two seniors will be presented formally on Nov. 3 at halftime during the MSU vs. Louisiana Tech football game at Davis Wade Stadium. For complete details on MSU gameday activities, visit HailState.com/gameday.
Shelby B. Baldwin and Parker R. Taylor, this year’s Miss and Mr. MSU, also will be introduced at halftime. Baldwin is a senior marketing major from Ridgeland; Taylor, a senior biochemistry/pre-medicine and microbiology double-major from Olive Branch.
Each undergraduate class is represented by two maids. The 2018 homecoming court includes:
SENIOR—Gentry I. Burkes, an English and history double-major from Los Angeles, California; and Meghin E. Smith, an interdisciplinary studies major from Philadelphia.
JUNIOR—Riley R. Vergara-Cruz, a marketing/international business and foreign language/French double-major from Franklin, Tennessee; and Morgan B. Gay, a junior communication/public relations major from Chelsea, Alabama.
SOPHOMORE—Hollis Hoggard, a communication/public relations major from Moss Point; and Ashley C. A. McLemore, a fashion design and merchandising and business administration double-major from Starkville.
FRESHMAN—Riley E. Byars, a secondary education major from Sulligent, Alabama; and Kayla R. Powe, a biomedical engineering major from Meridian.
For more on 2018 homecoming week activities sponsored by the MSU Student Association, visit https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2018/10/student-association-plans-fun-activities-homecoming-week-2018-msu. Follow on SA on Facebook @MSUStudentAssociation, as well as Twitter and Instagram @MSU_SA.
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