Western Carolina University crowned Brittany Gleaves, a senior secondary chemistry education major from Fayetteville, as queen and Nick Frenette, a junior business law major from Winston-Salem, as king of the 2009 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at WCU’s football game against the The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Gleaves was sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and participates in the Leadership Institute, D.I.V.A.S. for Jesus, Last Minute Productions and the WCU Inspirational Choir. A 2006 graduate of Seventy-First High School, she is the daughter of Jutta R. Gleaves-Robinson of Fayetteville and Morris L. Dillard of Creedmoor.
Frenette is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, which sponsored him as member of the Homecoming Court, and Greek Council. He chaired Greek Week activities for Kappa Sigma. A 2007 graduate of Ronald Reagan High School, he is the son of Ann Matherly of Winston-Salem.
The king and queen were chosen through campuswide election from a court of five women and five men. Joining Gleaves and Frenette on the court were Victoria Burleson, a senior broadcast communications major from Burnsville; Stephanie Linton, a senior criminal justice major from Charlotte; Molly Smathers, a senior elementary education major from Canton; Amber Spanton, a senior marketing major from Asheville; Bryant Holt, a junior marketing major from Charlotte, Stephon Roach, a junior political science major from Reidsville; Robert Trotter, a junior performing arts major from Charlotte, and Brandon Ward, a junior biology and math major from Charlotte.