FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College today announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. Royalty to be crowned during halftime of football game on Saturday, October 1.
Candidates, selected by the student body, will be featured in the annual homecoming parade that begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Peru.
Coronation of the king and queen will take place at halftime of the Peru State vs. Baker University football game, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Oak Bowl. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65 and older) and $5 for non-Peru State students ages 7-17. Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.
Homecoming Court members are listed below along with their hometowns.
Queen Candidates (Senior Women)
- Emily Hausmann – Columbus, Neb.
- Holly Kurz – Elkhorn, Neb.
- Marisa Pribnow – Lincoln, Neb.
- Chelsea Reznicek – Omaha, Neb.
- Kelsey Young – Goodfield, Ill.
King Candidates (Senior Men)
- Robbie Gilbert – Omaha, Neb.
- Eric Morrison-Smith –San Diego, Calif.
- Tristen Nelson – Lincoln, Neb.
- Zakarias Ruei – Omaha, Neb.
- Ryan Zuhlke – Sterling, Neb.
- Morgan Zurek – Louisville, Neb.
- John Ostrander – Plattsmouth, Neb.
- Josephine Tennant – Thornton, Colo.
- Tanner Fischer – Hartington, Neb.
- Charleen Marsh – Bellevue, Neb.
- Gunnar Orcutt – Omaha, Neb.
A schedule of the day’s activities is as follows:
Saturday, Oct. 1
8:00 a.m. – Nebraska’s Toughest Mile – Downtown Peru
An entry fee of $20 is required.
Those who register in advance will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Register online at http://goo.gl/YmbSLt or send a check made payable to Peru State Cross Country, Attn: Coach Katy Billings, 1412 I Street, Auburn, NE 68305. Be sure to include your t-shirt size.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. The starting line is near the Peru Fire Station and the finish line is near the front of T.J. Majors on the Peru State campus. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers.
10 a.m. – Parade – Downtown Peru
Free and open to the public. Registration to be in the parade is available at www.peru.edu/studentlife/senate.
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Tailgate and Carnival – Campus Quad
Free and open to the public.
The tailgate – featuring chili, burgers, hotdogs and more – will be held on the campus Quad near the Library.
The Peru State Jazz Band will be on hand to entertain the crowd on the steps of the Jindra Fine Arts Building and a carnival will be held on the green in front of T.J. Majors. A variety of other activities are planned for young and old alike.
In the event of inclement weather, the tailgate will be held in the Student Center and the carnival will be canceled.
2 p.m. – Football vs. Baker University – The Oak Bowl
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $5 for non-Peru State students ages 7-17. Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.
Halftime – Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen
5 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Clarke University – The AWAC
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $4 for non-Peru State students (ages 7-17). Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.