Announcing the kings and queens

Elka Wyatt

Homecoming week has arrived at Bakersfield College.
There are several activities planned for students, administration and faculty alike, including three-legged races, ultimate Frisbee, and tug-o-war. Prizes include gift baskets with gift certificates for Cruz Thru Car Wash, Coldstone Creamery, and various restaurants, as well as movie tickets. Also, free tickets to Saturday’s game will be up for grabs. These events will be held in the Campus Center Oct. 21 to the 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the 22nd, Shiloh, a local band, will be playing on the stage in the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On the 23rd it is “Day at the Movies” at Reading Cinemas on Wible Road. Students with a Gades card can watch a movie for $6
The Student Government Association has announced their choices for the Royal Court for Homecoming. Students will be voting for the two people who will best represent BC.
The SGA has revamped the process in which students are nominated for Homecoming King and Queen. In the past, students were able to nominate themselves. This year, students must be nominated by either a club or a member of the faculty.
Nominees must be a student currently enrolled at BC, in at least 6 units, have a current SGA card, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and must be involved in at least one campus extra-curricular activity.
They were then interviewed by a panel of Homecoming Committee members, and submitted a brief essay on why they would make a good King or Queen. Four King and four Queen candidates were chosen.
Candidates have all week to campaign. Students will cast their votes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Voting will be held in the Campus Center. Winners will be crowned during halftime Saturday evening at the BC Homecoming game.
This year, candidates for King are:
Elliot Blakslee, majoring in liberal arts and nominated by David Frickel, his track coach.
Greg Snider, majoring in mechanical engineering, nominated by Intercultural Student Association (ISA). Snider is also involved in the Engineers Club and in H.O.P.E.S.
Gerrit Otten, majoring in agricultural business, nominated by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Otten is a member of the Renegade football team and is involved in FCA.
Jaffar Agha, biology major, also nominated by ISA. Agha is a member of the Pre-Med Club, H.O.P.E.S. and ISA.
Queen candidates are:
Janene Wendrick, early childhood development major, nominated by the African American Student Union (AASU). Wendrick is also the Outreach Ambassador and a member of AASU.
Nicole Romo, majoring in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and communications, nominated by the Psychology Club. Romo is also a member of Sigma Chi Eta, Optimists Club, Phi Theta Cappa, and is president of the Psychology Club.
Seggan Moore, a journalism major, nominated by Becki Whitson, her cheer coach. Moore is a reporter for The Rip and is involved in cheer and FCA.
Danae Damron, majoring in biology, nominated by her cheer coach, Becki Whitson. She is involved in FCA and in cheer.