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February 15, 2018

Escalante, Holmes named Homecoming king and queen

Capping a week full of Homecoming activities, Felipe Escalante and Braydee Holmes were named Cowley College's Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Tiger men’s basketball game vs. Dodge City Community College on Wednesday night at W.S. Scott Auditorium.

Felipe is the son of Jovito and Antonia Escalante. At Cowley he is involved in the Media Club, Math and Science Club, Art Club, IMPACT, Cowley’s Game Club, the Cowley Go Student Development Team, and is a member of the Cowley Press. He has been the recipient of Math and Science awards and plans to complete a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University.

Braydee is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Tisha Kistler and stepdaughter of Melissa Holmes. At Cowley she is the editor-in-chief of the Cowley Press, secretary of the Media Club, member of Act One, and a Student Ambassador. She is also involved in theatre and was a candidate for Queen Alalah. She was named to the President’s Honor Roll her second semester at Cowley. Currently, she is undecided as to which university she will attend after Cowley.

Student Senate Officers, Kyrstyn Kinzie, Mary Anderson, and Karee Britt, were on hand to crown the new king and queen.

Easton Newman, son of Jake and Lea Newman, and Finleigh West, daughter of Landon and Lory West, handled the duties of the crown bearers.

Queen finalists were:

Brylee Burroughs, Brianna Fuchs, JoLee Ritchhart, Taylor Williams, and Braydee Holmes.

King finalists were:

Connor Churchill, Julian Cornejo, Edgar Fuentes, Aaron McGee, and Felipe Escalante.

Along with the crowning of the king and queen, the winner of the Homecoming sweepstakes trophy competition was the IMPACT program. The Cowley College co-ed cheer team placed second, and the Media Club placed third.