Marietta College's students will soon be voting for 2010 Homecoming royalty from nine students - five queen and four king hopefuls-who make up the 2010 court. All are seniors.
Voting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. today and Friday inside Gilman Hall. Winners will be announced at halftime of the Pioneers' football game with Ohio Northern on Saturday, Oct. 30. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Don Drumm Stadium.
Amanda Case of Mason, was nominated by Omicron Chi Theta. Case, the daughter of John and Christine Case, is majoring in psychology with a minor in literature and a certificate in writing. She is a member of Psychology Club. Escort: Matthew Middaugh; Alumni Escort: Claire Berlin.
Amber Davis of Ravenna, was nominated by Sigma Kappa sorority. Davis, daughter of Steve and Diane Davis, is majoring in advertising, public relations and marketing and has a minor in leadership. She is a member of the Public Relations club, Up 'til Dawn, Colleges Against Cancer, and AAF. Escort: Steve Davis; Alumni Escort: AnaRosa Stender.
Jennifer Kuhn of Stow, was nominated by Chi Omega sorority. Kuhn, daughter of David and Laurie Kuhn, is majoring in broadcasting and has minors in political science and history. She is a member of Order of Omega (Greek Honorary), President of Panhellenic Council, dance team, Colleges Against Cancer, Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary), and WCMO-TV. Escort: David Kuhn; Alumni Escort: Emily Harding.
Jessica "Lippy" Lipniskas of Uniontown, Pa., was nominated by Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Lipniskas, daughter of William and Catherine Lipniskas, is majoring in theater. She is a member of women's choir, Alpha Psi Omega (Drama Honorary), and the theater department. She is also the Vice President of Alpha Xi Delta. Escort: William Lipniskas; Alumni Escort: Tucky Dangamuwa
Alison Matas of Kent, was nominated by the Honor's House. Matas, the daughter of Stephen and Jennifer Matas, is majoring in journalism and has minors in leadership and organizational communications and public relations. She is editor of The Marcolian, and is a member of concert choir, chamber singers, and Colleges Against Cancer. She is also an intern in College Relations. Escort: Jennifer Matas.
Stephen Baranoski of Meriden, Conn., was nominated by Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Baranoski, son of Robert and Madelon Baranoski, is majoring in education and has a minor in history. He is a member of crew, Erwin Knight, Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honorary), Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary), and is a Resident Assistant. Escort: Kelly Querry; Alumni Escort: Christopher Case.
Derek Ensinger of Powhatan Point,, was nominated by Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ensinger, son of Ken and Penny Ensinger, is majoring in advertising and public relations and has minors in marketing and applied communication. He is president of Delta Tau Delta and in Alpha Lambda Delta (freshmen honorary.) Escort: Penny Ensinger.
Blake Johnson of Parkersburg, was nominated by Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Johnson, son of John and Rebecca Roberts and David and Ana Johnson, is majoring in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in leadership. Johnson is part of the honors program and a Resident Assistant, president of Order of Omega (Greek Honorary), orientation leader, and is a member of the ultimate Frisbee team, Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshmen Honorary), and Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honorary). Escort: Rebecca Roberts; Alumni Escort: Christina Cappadona.
Colin "Tyler" Preston of Marietta, was nominated by the Charles Sumner Harrison Organization (CSHO). Preston, son of Melanie and Charles Preston, is majoring in public relations and organizational communication. He is the Vice President of CSHO and a member of the Vine. Escort: Lauren Asbury.