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News Release

Peru State College Announces 2009 Homecoming Court


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) today announced the names of the 2009 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. William Penn University football game on Saturday, Oct. 31. The game begins at 1:00 p.m. CDT in the Oak Bowl. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for non-PSC students. Children seven and younger are admitted free.

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

Senior Candidates (click on picture to enlarge)
Senior Candidates
Senior King and Queen Candidates (l to r) – Kaily Kennel, Derek Derr, Courtney Meyer, Lance Meyer, Alicia Miller, Taylor Spears, Kaitlin Morrow, Cody Wallinger, Lisa White and Devin Wright.

Queen Candidates (Senior Women):
Kaily Kennel, Shickley – Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Courtney Meyer, Louisville – Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Alicia Miller, Thurman, Iowa – English Teaching and Coaching
Kaitlin Morrow, Bethalto, Ill. – Elementary and Early Child Education
Lisa White, Plattsmouth – Marketing

King Candidates (Senior Men):
Derek Derr, Maitland, Mo. – 7-12 Physical Education and Coaching
Lance Meyer, Johnson – Criminal Justice Administration and Business Administration Minor
Taylor Spears, Chandler, Ariz. – Social Science Teaching and Coaching
Cody Wallinger, Odell – Sports Management and Marketing
Devin Wright, Omaha – 7-12 Physical Education

Junior Representatives (click on picture to enlarge)
Junior Representatives

Juniors Shane Mathis and Kharisa (KT) Salberg

Junior Representatives:
KT Salberg, Sterling – Mathematics Teaching
Shane Mathis, Mitchell – Elementary Education and Coaching

Sophomore Representatives (click on picture to enlarge)
Sophomore Representatives

Sophomores Madison Farris and Becky Colling

Sophomore Representatives:
Rebecca Colling, Omaha – Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Madison Farris, Nebraska City – Social Science Education and Coaching

Freshman Representatives (click on picture to enlarge)
Freshman Representatives

Freshmen Ryan Twehous and Shelby Steele

Freshman Representatives:
Shelby Steele, Burwell – Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Accounting
Ryan Twehous, Grand Island – Criminal Justice

The College’s annual homecoming celebration begins today with events scheduled through Sunday on campus and throughout Peru. A complete list of homecoming events, times and locations is available online at  In the spirit of Halloween, the theme of this year’s festivities is “Nightmare on Hoyt Street.”

For more information about any of PSC’s homecoming events, contact Student Activities Coordinator Chelsea Allgood at 402-872-2252 or For parade information, contact Student Senate President Susan Reynolds at 402-872-2329 or