Texas A&M University-Kingsville

16 students vie for 2006 homecoming king, queen

KINGSVILLE - October 13, 2006

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Homecoming is an important event in the university experience and this year, 16 students aim to make it even better with a chance to be Homecoming King or Queen 2006.

There are 11 women and 5 men hoping for the crowns that will be presented Saturday, Oct. 21, during the Javelina game against Midwestern State University. The presentation will be held during halftime.

After rigorous campaigning that includes massive signs and bribery by chocolate, students will vote for their favorite Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 17-18. The finalists will be announced at the Fall Carnival, Wednesday evening.

Queen candidates include students majoring in chemistry, fashion and interiors merchandising and bilingual education as well as the first known Homecoming Queen candidate who is also a grandmother. They are:

Lynette Rosas, a sophomore bilingual education major from Lopeno sponsored by Texas Association of Students in Bilingual Education;

Angela Marie Saenz, a junior psychology major from Benavides sponsored by the A&M-Kingsville Cheer Team;

Ann Marie Loera, a senior kinesiology major from Kingsville sponsored by the HKN Club. Loera is the first known queen candidate to be a grandmother;

Carrie Rodrigues, a junior agriculture sciences major from Victoria sponsored by Collegiate FFA;

Adri Mendez, a sophomore communications sciences and disorders major from Corpus Christi sponsored by Psi Theta Upsilon;

Analisa Rodriguez, a senior range and wildlife management major from Brownsville sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon;

Michelle Vallejo, a senior fashion and interiors merchandising major from Lyford sponsored by the Fashion and Interiors Merchandising Group;

Cassandra Salinas, a sophomore chemistry major from Mission sponsored by the Pre-Pharmacy Association;

Lindsay Ramos, an early childhood education and theatre major from Falfurrias sponsored by Footlights;

Krista Nix, a senior communications major from Kingsville sponsored by The South Texan; and

Suzette Solis, a junior criminology major from Kingsville sponsored by Theta Phi Alpha.

King candidates are:

Gabriel Villarreal, a junior radio/television and theatre major from Falfurrias sponsored by Footlights;

Juan Sauceda, a senior computer science major from Laredo sponsored by the Computer Science Association;

Luis Ozuna, a freshman kinesiology major from Kingsville sponsored by the HKN Club;

Gabriel Carrion, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major from Corpus Christi sponsored by the Pre-Pharmacy Association; and

Luis Alfonso Medeles, a senior civil engineering major from Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mexico sponsored by the Soccer Club.


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