2010 Homecoming Court announced

Oct 14, 2010 | General News

As Homecoming Week draws to a close, Tech honors the 14 students elected to Homecoming Court.
The 2010 court consists of Justin Beasley, of Alexandria; Dana Birdwell, of Marthaville; Clint Carlisle, of Haughton; Nicholas Carroway, of Keatchie; Tori Close, of Alexandria; Bobby Gragston, of Benton; Zach Green, of Gallup, N.M.; Kevin Hebert, of Pineville; Lexie McKenzie, of Minden; Earnest Miles III, of Ruston; Hannah Pixley, of Bossier City; Jenny Russell, of Natchitoches; Madison Wall, of Dequincy; and Chelsey White, of Athens.

The 2010 Homecoming Court includes (front row, left to right) Chelsey White, Clint Carlisle, Jenny Russell, Justin Beasley, Lexie McKenzie, Kevin Herbert, (second row, left to right) Zach Green, Hannah Pixley, Madison Wall, Earnest Miles III, (third row) Tori Close, (fourth row, left to right) Nicholas Carroway, Dana Birdwell, and Bobby Gragston.

Student Government Association student affairs director Dijana Coric said lead escort and queen, the male and female with the most votes, will be announced at the pep rally Friday at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Coric, a senior biology major, said the process of making the Homecoming Court ballot involved a nomination by an organization, an application, which lists students’ accomplishments and campus 
involvement, and if chosen, an interview with faculty and staff representatives.
“Each individual’s application goes through a screening process. There are six judges (Tech faculty/staff) who follow a strict point system when screening each individual’s application,” she said. “The 20 girls and 20 guys who have the most points after the screening process get an interview.”
Applicants receive points during their interviews. Points from the screening process make up 40 percent of their total while the interview makes up 60 percent.
From there, the 12 men and 12 women with the most points get on the ballot. The student body votes and the seven men and seven women with the most votes are elected to Homecoming Court.
By Kelly Belton, news editor for The Tech Talk