Voting for Cowley College’s Homecoming king and queen will take place Jan. 22-29. Students will be notified through their student email with a link to the online voting.
Candidates were nominated from various clubs and organizations on campus. The king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the men’s basketball game versus Dodge City on Feb. 14.
The Homecoming dance will follow in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
Homecoming queen finalists
Brylee Burroughs, of Arkansas City, is the daughter of Darren and Carolyn Burroughs. She was a co-captain of the Lady Tigers volleyball team, which placed fifth at the national tournament. Burroughs also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, works seasonally at the Sid Regnier Bookstore and was a candidate for Queen Alalah. She was named a first-team NJCAA Academic All-American, and selected as a second-team all-conference and all-district volleyball performer, while finishing with the highest career hitting percentage in the history of the program. Burroughs plans to continue playing volleyball at a four-year school and complete a degree in elementary education.
Brianna Fuchs, of Wichita, is the daughter of Greg and Brenda Fuchs. She was named a first-team all-conference and all-region outfielder for the Lady Tigers softball team, which placed fifth at the 2017 national tournament. Fuchs also is involved in Phi Theta Kappa. She plans to continue playing softball at a four-year school following her time at Cowley.
Braydee Holmes, of Udall, is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Tisha Kistler, and the stepdaughter of Melissa Holmes. She is the editor-in-chief of the 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. After graduating from Cowley, Holmes plans to attend a four-year school in California to pursue film production for screenwriting and directing.
JoLee Ritchhart, of Leavenworth, is the daughter of Bill and Stacy Ritchhart. She was a co-captain of the Lady Tigers volleyball team, which placed fifth at the national tournament. Ritchhart was named the Jayhawk Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week on three occasions and is the Cowley record holder for digs in a season. She also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Student Ambassador. Ritchhart plans to continue playing volleyball at a four-year school while attending nursing school to obtain her bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Taylor Williams, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, is the daughter of Trey and Danita Williams. She is a three-time All-American member of the Lady Tigers track and field program. Williams also is a Student Ambassador, Resident Assistant and tutor, and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa. She has been selected to both the president’s and dean’s honor rolls, and plans to continue her track career at a four-year school while achieving a degree in health and exercise science.
Homecoming king finalists
Connor Churchill, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is the son of Tim Churchill and Denice Monroe. He is a Student Ambassador and Resident Assistant in the Central Avenue Dormitory, is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, and is a member of the Cowley cheerleading team. Churchill was named to the dean’s honor roll and hopes to cheer at either Wichita State University or Kansas State University after graduating from Cowley.
Julian Cornejo, of Wellington, is the son of Jamie and Maria Cornejo. He is a Student Ambassador and Resident Assistant, and is involved in Act One, Phi Theta Kappa and the IMPACT program. Cornejo plans to pursue a theater degree at Wichita State University.
Felipe Escalante, of Arkansas City, is the son of Jovito and Antonia Escalante. He is involved in the Media Club, Math and Science Club, Art Club, IMPACT, Game Club, and Cowley Go Student Development Team, and also is a member of the Cowley Press. Escalante has been the recipient of math and science awards, and plans to complete a degree in mechanical engineering at Wichita State University.
Edgar Fuentes, of Arkansas City, is the son of Pablo and Francisca Fuentes. He is president of Phi Theta Kappa, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the Math and Science Club, Game Club, Multicultural Scholars Program, and Collegiate Quiz Bowl team. Fuentes also is a member of the president’s honor roll and was named to the Kansas All-Academic Team. He was named Cowley College’s December 2017 Student of the Month and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in legal studies at Washburn University.
Aaron McGee, of Kansas City, Kansas, is the son of Aaron McGee and Lisa Picknick. He is a key member of the Tigers men’s basketball team, which currently is 11-4 overall and 8-3 in the Jayhawk Conference. After graduating from Cowley, McGee plans to continue playing basketball at a four-year school and major in pre-medicine.
This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.