Thirteen students at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been nominated by student organizations to compete for the title of 2012 Homecoming King.
The winner is chosen after interviews and a campuswide election held the week prior to Homecoming, which is held Oct. 12-13.
The queen and king, as well as runners-up, will be announced during halftime ceremonies of the Missouri S&T Homecoming football game. The game, which features Missouri S&T and William Jewell College, starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
The king candidates are:
Michael “Alex” Kaveler, a senior in petroleum engineering from Chesterfield, Mo., representing Kappa Alpha Order
Ryan Morse, a senior in chemical engineering from Overland Park, Kan., representing Sigma Phi Epsilon
David Willey, a senior in civil engineering from St. Louis, representing Phi Kappa Theta
Frank Maloy, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Louis, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon
Jordan Verslues, a junior in mining engineering from Rocheport, Mo., representing Kappa Delta
Zack Klump, a senior in civil engineering from Fenton, Mo., representing Chi Omega
Michael Stuckey, a junior in chemical engineering from Rolla, Mo., representing Beta Sigma Psi
Nick Baum, a senior in chemical engineering from Barnhart, Mo., representing Zeta Tau Alpha
Scott Hacker, a senior in engineering management and economics from Fenton, Mo., representing Kappa Sigma
Xavier Hurt, a senior in computer science and computer engineering from St. Louis, representing Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall Association
Ricky Jiles, a senior in aerospace engineering from St. Louis, representing Triangle
Andrew Busby, a senior in mechanical engineering from Rolla, Mo., representing Pi Kappa Alpha
Sam Thebeau, a junior in aerospace engineering from Union, Mo., representing Student Council.