NOC Tonkawa Homecoming Royalty Crowned
Ponca City Now - January 21, 2016 9:01 am
Northern Oklahoma College students Tara Lucas and Travis Spinney were crowned NOC Tonkawa Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the men’s basketball game, in Foster-Piper Fieldhouse, Jan. 14, as part of NOC’s homecoming week festivities.
Lucas is a sophomore majoring in radiology and represented and is actively involved in the NOC Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also involved Phi Theta Kappa, Maverick Magic, and is Student Senate secretary. She is the daughter of Herb and Tammie Lucas.
Spinney is a sophomore majoring in business administration and represented NOC Baseball. He is a baseball team member and involved in the FCA. He is the son of Mark and Candace Spinney.
Chase Glenn, Ryan Weathers, Ted Wisdom and Tanner Nelson were the other Homecoming King candidates, and Baylie Wilson, Lexi Cowan, Darian Rush and Tori Smith were the other Homecoming Queen candidates.
Glenn, a sophomore majoring in computer science/information systems, represented NOC Maverick Cheer. He is a member of the Maverick Cheer Squad, serves as Rho Delta Rho president and Bush Hall resident assistant, and is a radio broadcaster. He is the son of Dustin and Lea Glenn.
Weathers is a sophomore from Coyle majoring in mathematics. He represented NOC’s FCA and is involved in FCA and Phi Theta Kappa. He is the son of Shane and Julie Weathers.
Wisdom is a sophomore majoring in mass communications and represented Easterling Hall. He is a member of the NOC baseball team and FCA. He is the son of Whip and Laura Wisdom.
Nelson, a sophomore arts and sciences major, represented NOC softball and is the son of Scott and Cheryl Nelson. He is a member of the NOC baseball team and FCA.
Wilson is a sophomore majoring in social sciences and represented Bell Hall. She is a member of the NOC Cheer Squad, Phi Theta Kappa, Maverick Magic and FCA. She is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Wilson.
Cowan, a sophomore pre-med major, represented NOC baseball and is a member of the NOC basketball team and FCA. She is the daughter of Quent and Bobbie Cowan.
Rush represented Easterling Hall and is a sophomore from Ponca City majoring in art. She is a member of FCA and has been a member of the NOC Maverick Cheer Squad. She is the daughter of Lona Rush.
Smith a sophomore pre-nursing major represented the Presidents Leadership Council. She is active in the PLC, FCA and is a member of the NOC softball team. She is the daughter of James and Sylvia Smith.
NOC’s Dean Pearcy, director of KAYE-FM radio, served as master of ceremonies for the coronation.
Finalists and royalty are determined by a secret ballot vote by NOC students, faculty and staff from a pool of candidates nominated by college clubs and organizations.
The Mavs basketball teams split with Redlands. The NOC women lost in a close contest 73-72 and the men cruised to a decisive victory defeating Redlands 100-60.
Tara Lucas and Travis Spinney were crowned NOC Tonkawa Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the men’s basketball game, Jan. 14, as part of NOC’s homecoming week festivities.
The Homecoming Court includes, from left, Tanner Nelson, Tori Smith, Ted Wisdom, Darian Rush, King Travis Spinney, Queen Tara Lucas, Chase Glenn, Baylie Wilson, Ryan Weathers and Lexi Cowan. Royalty candidates are nominated by college clubs and organizations. The queen and king are selected by a secret ballot vote by NOC students, faculty and staff.