‘Royalty’ chosen by judges for NIU court

By Sheri Forsell

As tradition calls, “Homecoming Hoedown ‘87” is rounding up a court of royalty.

This year 31 students were nominated to represent their own organizations in the traditional homecoming court. From the 31 nominees, a panel of judges narrowed the field to five men and five women who will be in the court, two more than last year.

Homecoming Committee Assistant Chairman Judy Karner said although each NIU organization is eligible to enter a contestant, the majority of nominees come from the greek community.

Judges then reviewed the letters and interviewed each nominee. Karner said a strong emphasis was given to each nominee’s leadership abilities, degree of involvement in the university and community, type of positions they hold in their organization and their NIU spirit and communications skills.

Lynn Alig, a queen nominee, said the judges “stress who can represent NIU the best. This is not a popularity contest.”

Voting for king and queen will be held in the Pow Wow Room today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The five homecoming queen nominees include Lynn Alig of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Dawn Bryski of Mortar Board Honor Society, Deb Cohen of Sigma Kappa sorority, Karyn Hopkins of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Jennifer Lundy of Delta Gamma sorority.

Nominees for king include David Baum of Delta Upsilon, Alan Casey of University Plaza, Kevin Gross of Lambda Sigma Honors Society, David Hochberg of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Tom Zur of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

The king and queen will be announced Wednesday at the “Yell Like Hell” competition and pep rally at 7:30 p.m. in the Chick Evans Field House.