Bulldog royalty: Meet the 2019 MSU Homecoming Court

MSU’s 2019 Homecoming Court members smile for a group photo while standing on Scott Field inside Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State University’s 2019 Homecoming Court includes (left to right) Emmie Perkins of Hattiesburg, freshman maid; Lauren Cotten of Birmingham, Alabama, sophomore maid; Claire Hamblen of Franklin, Tennessee, junior maid; Katelyn Jackson of Starkville, senior maid; Michael Weeks of Madison, Mr. MSU; Rachel Dumke of Franklin, Tennessee, homecoming queen; Spencer Kirkpatrick of Tupelo, homecoming king; Reagan Moak of Brandon, Miss MSU; Ava Richardson of Brandon, senior maid; Kelli Gill of Batesville, Arkansas, junior maid; Karlee Mott of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, sophomore maid; and Aubrey Diefenthal of Franklin, Tennessee, freshman maid. The court will be presented Nov. 23 during halftime of the MSU vs. Abilene Christian football game at Davis Wade Stadium. (Photo by Megan Bean)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—It’s official. A new group of Bulldogs is representing Mississippi State University on its 2019 Homecoming Court.

Rachel L. Dumke of Franklin, Tennessee, and Spencer M. Kirkpatrick of Tupelo, reign as MSU’s Homecoming Queen and King during an event-filled week Nov. 17-23 on the Starkville campus. Recently chosen in campus-wide elections, Dumke is a senior kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and Kirkpatrick is an MSU ACCESS Program student.

This year’s Miss and Mr. MSU are Reagan M. Moak and Michael Weeks. Moak is a senior biochemistry/pre-medicine major from Brandon, and Weeks is a senior kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major from Madison.

The Homecoming Court, including eight class maids, will be presented formally on Nov. 23 at halftime during the MSU vs. Abilene Christian football game at Davis Wade Stadium. For complete details on MSU gameday activities, visit HailState.com/gameday.

Each undergraduate class is represented by two maids:

SENIOR—Katelyn Jackson, a biological sciences/pre-medicine major from Starkville, and Ava J. Richardson, a communication/public relations and broadcasting major from Brandon.

JUNIOR—Kelli M. Gill, a biological sciences/pre-dental major from Batesville, Arkansas, and Claire M. Hamblen, an elementary education/middle school major from Franklin, Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE—Lauren F. Cotten, a communication/communication studies major from Birmingham, Alabama, and Karlee R. Mott, a biomedical engineering major from Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

FRESHMAN—Aubrey H. Diefenthal, a wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture major from Franklin, Tennessee, and Emmie O. Perkins, a biological sciences/pre-medicine major from Hattiesburg.

For more on 2019 homecoming week activities, follow the MSU Student Association on Facebook @MSUStudentAssociation, as well as Twitter and Instagram @MSU_SA.

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