Missouri University of Science and Technology student organizations have nominated 16 students to compete for the title of 2009 Homecoming Queen.
The winner is chosen after interviews and a campuswide election held the week prior to Homecoming, which is on the weekend of Oct. 23-25.
The king and queen, and the runners-up, will be announced during halftime ceremonies of Missouri S&T’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24. The game, which features Missouri S&T and University of St. Francis, starts at 1 p.m.
The queen candidates are:
— Katie Baldwin, a senior in chemical engineering from Fenton, Mo., nominated by Kappa Delta
— Emily Buchmeier, a junior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, nominated by Kappa Sigma
— Erica Collins, a senior in geological engineering from Kansas City, Mo., nominated by Chi Omega
— Emelia Connolly, a sophomore in history from Mountain View, Mo., nominated by the DaVinci Society
— Colleen Conrad, a sophomore in environmental engineering from Akron, Ohio, nominated by the Quadrangle Hall Association
— Leyla Gardner, a senior in information science and technology from St. Charles, Mo., nominated by the Student Union Board
— Kathryn Hendricks, a freshman in engineering management from Bozeman, Mont., nominated by the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall Association
— Emily Holden, a junior in physics from St. Charles, Mo., nominated by Kappa Kappa Psi
— Megan McLain, a senior in engineering management from Sunset Hills, Mo., nominated by Zeta Tau Alpha
— Amanda Merriken, a senior in nuclear engineering from Farmer City, Ill., nominated by the Residential College
— Maggie Moore, a senior in applied mathematics from St. Louis, nominated by Pi Kappa Alpha
— Katie Rodhouse, a junior in business and management systems from Kansas City, Mo., nominated by Sigma Nu
— Stephanie Rostad, a senior in civil engineering from Waynesville, Mo., nominated by Student Council
— Samantha Somers, a sophomore in electrical engineering from Shawnee, Kan., nominated by Alpha Epsilon Pi
— Michelle Taylor, a senior in business from Rolla, Mo., nominated by Tau Kappa Epsilon
— Natalie Tedford, a junior in petroleum engineering from Edwardsville, Ill., nominated by Phi Kappa Theta.