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Peru State College Announces 2008 Homecoming Court


2008 PSC Homecoming Court
(L to R) Jerlyn Cummins (Verdon), Amber Wiles (Dawson), Matt Carlson (Auburn), Melissa Crom (Sidney, IA), Brandon Prater (Falls City), Allison Slager (Papillion), Tyson Wessels (Weeping Water), Lindsey Husen (Alda), and Jeff Arett (Palymra). Absent from photo: Courtney Kidd (Omaha)

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) today announced the names of the 2008 Homecoming Court and representatives for the junior, sophomore and freshman classes, all of whom were selected by members of the student body.


The homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the PSC vs. Northwest Oklahoma State University football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, which begins at 1:00 p.m. CDT in the Oak Bowl. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for non-PSC students. Children five and younger are admitted free.


Homecoming Court members are listed alphabetically below along with their hometowns and majors:


Queen Candidates (Senior Women):

Melissa Crom – Sidney, Iowa – Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Jerlyn Cummins – Verdon – Human Performance and Systems Management

Lindsey Husen – Alda – Math Education and Coaching

Allison Slager – Papillion – K-12 Physical Education and Coaching

Amber Wiles – Dawson – Psychology with Criminal Justice minor


King Candidates (Senior Men):

Jeff Arett – Palmrya – Elementary Education and Coaching

Matt Carlson – Auburn – K-12 Physical Education and Coaching

Courtney Kidd – Omaha – Accounting with Mathematics minor

Brandon Prater – Falls City – K-12 Music Education

Tyson Wessels – Weeping Water – Elementary Education


Junior Representatives

Junior Representatives:

Alicia Miller – Thurman, Iowa – English Teaching and Coaching

Taylor Spears – Chandler, Ariz. – Social Science Teaching and Coaching







Junior Representatives

Sophomore Representatives:

Julia Simon – Ralston – Social Science Teaching

Shane Mathis – Mitchell – Elementary Education and Coaching








Junior Representatives

Freshman Representatives:

Elizabeth Zito – Lincoln – Secondary Special Education

Mark McDonald – Omaha – Psychology


The College’s annual homecoming celebration begins today with events scheduled through Saturday on campus and in downtown Peru.  A complete list of homecoming events, times and locations is available online at The theme of this year’s festivities is “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” with events focused on the 50’s to the present.


For more information about any of PSC’s homecoming events, contact Student Activities Coordinator Sara LaBrie at 402-872-2252 or  For parade information, contact Student Senate President Melody White at 402-872-2329 or