The Student Government Association completed homecoming nominations for this year’s court. Voting for the 2010 Southeastern Homecoming Court opened Sept. 27 and ended on Sept. 29. Anyone was welcome to run for court including beaus and sweethearts of campus organizations. Each Southeastern student was given the opportunity to vote for four males and four females to be on court. Online voting was also available to students to make voting more convenient.
This year’s court includes male nominees Jerel Butler, Brett Farlow, Adam “Doogie” Kendrick, Christopher McKinley, Christopher “CJ” Robinson, Matt Taylor and Casey Thomas. Female nominees include Keturah Green, Olivia Landry, DeeAnn Lemus, Jessica Poumaroux, Jenee Ratelle, Amanda Rivault and Charika Tolliver.
Those running for court were allowed to do some campaigning, but restrictions did exist in comparison to the rules given last year. “Campaigning for homecoming this year was definitely a challenge,” explained beau Christopher Mckinley, “I’m so glad that I was able to finish as a part of the court. It was a personal challenge as well as a challenge from SGA with the different changes in the campaigning rules.”
Campaigning required many organizations to come together to work hard and convince others that the representative would be the best choice for homecoming court. This part of the semester is known for recognizing hard work from both the members of SGA and organizations, along with current students.
“Southeastern has truly become my second home,” said sweetheart Olivia
Landry. “I am so honored that the Southeastern students have chosen me
as one of their representatives on homecoming court this year. I
couldn’t be more proud of the sorority and the university i will be
representing. I’m so excited and I’m anxiously awaiting homecoming
week and all its festivities.”
Southeastern’s Homecoming events will include contests, games, a parade
and will be topped off with the Lion’s homecoming football game.
“I’m excited to be on court this year,” said Chris Mckinley, “I’m
definitely excited to get to know all of my fellow court mates, and I’m
excited to participate in all of the activities that the Homecoming
court will participate in during this time of the year and I’m also
excited to go to the game and cheer on the lions.”
Homecoming festivities and events will be held Oct. 18 through Oct.
23. The Homecoming king and queen will also be announced and crowned
on Oct. 23 during the halftime of the Lion’s football game.