Students at Western Carolina University have selected five women and five men for the 2006 Homecoming Court, with a final campuswide election to determine the queen and king.
Announcement of the winners will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of halftime activities at Western’s football game against the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Seeking the title of queen:
Jennifer Allison Ferrara of Sturbridge, Mass., a senior majoring in business management, sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega sorority. A 2003 graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School, Ferrara is the daughter of Patricia Ferrara and Paul Ferrara.
Jacqueline A. Horne of Chatham, Mass., a senior majoring in public relations and communications, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. A 2003 graduate of Chatham High School, Horne is the daughter of Deborah Cotter Horne and John B. Horne.
Abby Rebecca Palmer of Albemarle, a senior majoring in social work, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. A 2003 graduate of North Stanly High School, Palmer is the daughter of Sue and Mike Doby, and Fred Palmer.
Melissa Taylor Perry of Merry Hill, a senior majoring in interior design, sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. A 2002 graduate of Lawrence Academy, Perry is the daughter of Sandra Kay Taylor, and Paula and Michael Perry.
Merritt Adair Tidrick of Marietta, Ga., a senior majoring in marketing, sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta sorority. A 2002 graduate of Pope High School, Tidrick is the daughter of Mary and Jeffrey Tidrick.
Seeking the title of king:
Joshua Benjamin Dees of Vidalia, Ga., a junior majoring in political science, sponsored by Walker Residence Hall. A 2003 graduate of Toombs County High School, Dees is the son of Nancy and Benny Dees.
Daniel Porter Gibson of Wake Forest, a senior majoring in psychology, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. A 2003 graduate of Wakefield High School, Gibson is the son of Marti and Randy Gibson.
Ashlin D. Massey of Wingate, a sophomore majoring in business law, sponsored by Phi Mu sorority. A 2005 graduate of Forest Hills High School, Massey is the son of Demetria Massey and the late Cleveland Garman.
Benjamin James “B.J.” Pendry of N. Wilkesboro, a senior majoring in political science and history, sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega sorority. A 2002 graduate of West Wilkes High School, Pendry is the son of Barbara H. and Larry J. Pendry.
Joshua David Thompson of Lincolnton, a junior majoring in communications and electronic media, sponsored by counselors with the Orientation Program. A 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School, Thompson is the son of Virginia Yates Thompson and Frank Richard Thompson.