by Elizabeth Stone
In preparation for Homecoming 2013, all Homecoming court candidates participated in a pageant on Tuesday, September 25, in order to narrow the court to 10 candidates. The Homecoming queen and king and their runner-ups will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 5.
The final court leading into Homecoming week includes five UWG women, Ali Aust, Emily Duncan, Whitley Giddens, Chelsea Goodman and Michaela Jorge, and five UWG men, Preston Bates, Corey Brittain, Noah Despinasse, Salvador Lopez and Micah Smith.
The candidate selection process first begins with a nomination from a UWG campus organization. The candidates then complete an application that includes a short biography, a resume and specific criteria regarding grade point average, credit hours and campus involvement. Additionally, the candidates must complete an interview process with judges that include faculty and staff across campus.
All candidates are then invited to participate in the Homecoming pageant. The judges narrow the field to the top 10 UWG male candidates and the top 10 UWG female candidates. These candidates are asked to answer an on-stage question. After deliberation, the judges announce the top five UWG men and top five UWG women to represent the Homecoming court.
The official Homecoming court will be introduced at the Wolves Capture the Square pep rally on Friday, October 4, at The AMP at Adamson Square. The court is also featured during the Homecoming parade before the king and queen are announced during the Homecoming game.
For more information on Homecoming 2013, please visit www.westga.edu/homecoming.