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King, queen candidates named for DWU homecoming

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Candidates for homecoming king and queen have been selected at Dakota Wesleyan University. 

Coronation will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Sherman Center.  The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Tigers Through Time: 100 Years of Blue & White Pride.”

Homecoming queen candidates are:

Shelby Andersen, Mitchell. Andersen is an elementary education major. She is involved in Future Teachers Organization and is currently student-teaching second grade at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary in Mitchell. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in elementary education. Andersen is the daughter of Harlyn and Linda Andersen and a graduate of Ethan High School.

Amanda Hart, Alexandria. Hart is an English and sports management double major. She is involved in women’s basketball, student ambassadors, Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) and is a Kelley Center leader and former Phreno Cosmian editor. She is the daughter of Kelly and Curt Hart and a graduate of Hanson High School.

Natalie Munger, Kimball. Munger is a graphic design major and Web design minor. She is a resident assistant, entertainment coordinator for the Student Activities Board and is involved in new student orientation, DWU intramurals, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Children’s Miracle Network. Munger is also an intern for Innovative Systems in Mitchell as a user interface designer. She is the daughter of Norman and Nancy Munger and a graduate of Kimball High School.

Taylor Piper, Mitchell. Piper is an athletic training major at DWU. She is involved in women’s basketball and the Athletic Training Club. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for athletic training. She is the daughter of Rhonda Mahoney and Jim Piper and a graduate of Mitchell High School.

Kayla Summerville, Platte. Summerville is a human services and criminal justice double major with a specialization in chemical dependency. She is the president of the DWU Children’s Miracle Network board, secretary of the Human Services Club, and member of the DWU choir, women’s Bible study, worship team and works as a DWU admissions office intern. Her plans after college are to attend graduate school. She is the daughter of Alan and Sheila Summerville and a graduate of Platte-Geddes High School.

Homecoming king candidates are:

Skyler Eriksen, Presho. Eriksen is an elementary education major minoring in coaching. He is a member of the DWU football team, Future Teachers Organization, Children’s Miracle Network and Tigerthon. He plans to obtain his master’s degree in administration following college. He is married to Mara Eriksen and is the son of Marty and Carol Eriksen. He graduated from Lyman High School.

Josh Fiedler, Dell Rapids. Fiedler is a biology and psychology double major and a member of the DWU football team. After graduation he plans to attend graduate school. He is the son of Doug and Mary Fiedler and a graduate of Dell Rapids Public School.

Chase Kristensen, Plankinton. Kristensen is a leadership and public service major, minoring in business and communications. He is involved in Universities Fighting World Hunger and was a member of the DWU golf team for two years. Following college, Kristensen plans to pursue a master’s degree in business. He is the son of Ron and Sandy Kristensen and a graduate of Plankinton High School.

Tyler Sarringar, Pierre. Sarringar is an athletic training major. He is a member of the DWU wrestling team, Athletic Training Club and Student Ambassadors. He is also a resident assistant. Following graduation he plans to attend physical therapy school. He is the son of Bill and Joanne Sarringar and a graduate of T.F. Riggs High School.

Jedd Schlicht, Woonsocket. Schlicht is a biology major and chemistry minor. He is a member of the men’s soccer team, DWU men’s choir, Student Activities Board, Children’s Miracle Network, Bible study, Universities Fighting World Hunger, CHAOS (science club), Student Ministry Council and is a resident director on campus. He also plays drums for campus worship, participates in DWU mission trips and works for media services on campus. Schlicht plans to attend pharmacy school following graduation. He is the son of Shelley Schlicht and a graduate of Woonsocket High School.

For a complete list of homecoming events, visit www.dwu.edu



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