WCU announces 2009 Homecoming Court

Five women and five men have been selected for Western Carolina University’s 2009 Homecoming Court.

The court will be presented and the king and queen crowned during halftime activities at WCU’s football game against The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 17. The king and queen will be chosen through campuswide election to be held Oct. 14-15.

Seeking the title of queen:

Victoria_Burleson09 Victoria Burleson

A senior broadcast communications major from Burnsville, Burleson is being sponsored by Power 90.5, the broadcast service of WCU. She is a 2006 graduate of Mountain Heritage High School, and the daughter of Tammy and Steve Burleson of Burnsville.

Brittany_Gleaves09 Brittany Gleaves

A senior secondary chemistry education major from Fayetteville, Gleaves is sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. She is a 2006 graduate of Seventy-First High School, and the daughter of Jutta R. Gleaves-Robinson of Fayetteville and Morris L. Dillard of Creedmoor.

Stephanie_Linton09 Stephanie Linton

A senior criminal justice major from Charlotte, Linton is sponsored by WCU Orientation Programs. She is a 2006 graduate of Providence High School, and the daughter of Sharon E. and Harry C. Linton III of Charlotte.

Molly_Smathers09 Molly Smathers

A senior elementary education major from Canton, Smathers is sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is a 2006 graduate of Pisgah High School, and the daughter of Pam Smathers and Danny Owen of Canton, and Kermit and Kathy Smathers of Canton.

Amber_Spanton09 Amber Spanton

A senior marketing major from Asheville, Spanton is sponsored by WCU Cheerleading. She is a 2006 graduate of North Buncombe High School, and the daughter of Sue and Fred Spanton of Asheville.

Seeking the title of king:

Nicholas_Frenette09 Nick Frenette

A junior business law major from Winston-Salem, Frenette is sponsored by Kappa Sigma fraternity. He is a 2007 graduate of Ronald Reagan High School, and the son of Ann Matherly of Winston-Salem.

Bryant_Holt09 Bryant Holt

A junior marketing major from Charlotte, Holt is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. He is a 2007 graduate of Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, and is the son of Elva Holt-Evans and Randall Evans of Charlotte.

Stephon_Roach09 Stephon Roach

A junior political science major from Reidsville, Roach is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He is a 2007 graduate of Reidsville High School, and is the son of Stephanie Roach of Reidsville.

Robert_Trotter09 Robert Trotter

A junior performing arts major from Charlotte, Trotter is sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega sorority. He is a 2007 graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, Trotter is the son of Laura and Matthew Trotter of Charlotte.

Brendon_Ward09 Brandon Ward

A junior biology and mathematics major from Charlotte, Ward is sponsored by WCU Orientation Programs. He is a 2007 graduate of West Mecklenburg High School, and is the son of Dottie Shuffler of Charlotte and Vonne Ward of Wilmington.