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Minnesota West announces 2018 homecoming candidates

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College has announced its 2018 homecoming candidates.  

Freshmen candidates received by 5 p.m. Friday, and their college involvement, are: Ashley Wagner and Tyler Brunk, Student Senate; Kiana Leighty, volleyball; Blaze Williams, football; Emmanuel Akot, men’s basketball; Adelaida Esqueda and Nakia Guyton Jr., law enforcement; Ethan Fletchall, baseball, Haley Onke, women’s basketball; Sam Martin, choir; Isabelle Witbrodt, women’s softball; Henry White IV, wrestling; and Jonathan Huls, Campus Crusade for Christ.

Sophomore candidates include: Vince Riley, Student Senate; Andrea Hinkeldey, volleyball; Reginald Colson III, football; Deshawn Pickford, men’s basketball; Melinda Kassandra Lopez, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; McKenna Schreier and Dillon Nelson, law enforcement; Olyn Miller, baseball; Ira deJong, women’s basketball; and Megan Wass, choir.

A king and queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Thursday during a coronation and entertainment event in the college’s Center for Performing Arts Theatre. The free event is open to the public.

Minnesota West homecoming activities will officially kick off earlier in the week. Next week’s homecoming activities open to students and the public includes a home Bluejay baseball doubleheader, 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Worthington High School baseball field; and a trifecta of home Lady Jay volleyball games, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. Western Technical College, 6:30 p.m. Friday vs. MSCTS-Fergus Falls and 1 p.m. Saturday vs. SCTCC. The Saturday home game will include an opportunity to meet the Lady Jays, who will sign posters for fans following the match. Students kindergarten through 12th grade receive free admission.

A 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bluejay Booster Club pork chop feed at the Elks Lodge in Worthington on Saturday will conclude the week’s homecoming activities.