Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2015 Homecoming court have been selected. The five female and five male candidates will now compete for the title of king and queen.

The 2015 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during a halftime ceremony at the WVU football game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 10 at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Homecoming queen candidates are:
Deonna Gandy, business major from Pittsburgh, PA; Amanda Hutchinson, sport and exercise psychology major from Dingsman Ferry, PA; Jordan “Blair” Rigney, animal and nutritional sciences major from South Charleston; Ellen Walburn, English and political science major from Martinsburg; Justine Schultz, aerospace and mechanical engineering major from Stewartsville, NJ.

Homecoming king candidates are:
Ansh Kumar, petroleum and natural gas engineering major from Charleston; Julius McCall, international business major from Willow Grove, PA; John Rendinell, mathematics major from South Charleston; Jon Salazar, civil engineering major from South Charleston; Joe Rosati, finance major from Ganesvoort, NY.

Candidates will begin campaigning at 12:01a.m. on Monday, September 28. Voting will take place on Tuesday (Oct. 6) and Wednesday (Oct. 7) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two locations: the Mountainlair and the Student Recreation Center.

The entire court will participate in the Homecoming parade, which takes place on High Street, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. More detailed information on Homecoming-including candidate biographies and activities-will be released in advance of Homecoming Week.

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