Felipe Escalante and Braydee Holmes were named Cowley College’s Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the men’s basketball game versus Dodge City Community College on Feb. 14 at W.S. Scott Auditorium, capping a week full of Homecoming activities.

Escalante is the son of Jovito and Antonia Escalante. At Cowley, he is involved in the Media Club, the Math and Science Club, the Art Club, IMPACT, the Game Club, the Go Student Development Team, and 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.

Holmes is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Tisha Kistler, and the stepdaughter of Melissa Holmes. At Cowley, she is the editor-in-chief of Cowley Press, the secretary of the Media Club, a member of Act One and a Student Ambassador.

Holmes also is involved in theater and was a candidate for Queen Alalah. She was named to the president’s honor roll during her second semester at Cowley. Currently, she is undecided as to which university she will attend after Cowley.

Student Senate officers Mary Anderson, Karee Britt and Kyrstyn Kinzie 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.

The queen finalists were Brylee Burroughs, Brianna Fuchs, Holmes, JoLee Ritchhart and Taylor Williams. King finalists were Connor Churchill, Julian Cornejo, Escalante, Edgar Fuentes and Aaron McGee.

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.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.