Missouri University of Science and Technology crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen and King at halftime of the Oct. 28 football game between Missouri S&T and Southwest Baptist University.
Emily LaPreze, a senior in civil engineering from Springfield, Missouri, was named Missouri S&T’s 2017 Homecoming Queen. She was nominated by Pi Kappa Alpha. Josh Giancola, a senior in mechanical engineering from Maryland Heights, Missouri, was named Missouri S&T’s 2017 Homecoming King. He was nominated by Pi Kappa Alpha.
Various Missouri S&T student organizations nominated candidates for queen and king. The winners were selected after interviews and a campuswide election that was held the week prior to Homecoming.
First runner-up for 2017 Homecoming Queen was Nhu Thai, a sophomore in information science and technology from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was nominated by the International Students Club. Second runner-up was Danielle Kalmer, a senior in mechanical engineering from New Baden, Illinois. Kalmer was nominated by Chi Omega.
First runner-up for the 2017 Homecoming King was Sheshan Wijeratna Mahavidanalage, a senior in information science and technology from Avissawella, Sri Lanka. Mahavidanalage was nominated by the International Student Club. Second runner-up was Jacob Walker, a senior in civil and architectural engineering from Cottleville, Missouri. Walker was nominated by Chi Omega.
Missouri S&T Homecoming activities were held in Rolla Oct. 27-28.