Freshman Queen, Ranger King & Queen finalists announced

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Freshman Queen, Ranger King & Queen finalists announced

October 22, 2008

 Freshman Queen Madison Malone
Freshman Queen Madison Malone

 2008 Ranger Queen Candidates
Ranger Queen finalists (from left) are Jordan Gaskill, Waynoka junior; and Megan Gorton, Drummond junior; and Danielle Stebens, Buffalo senior. These finalists were chosen as part of the annual Homecoming celebration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
 2008 Ranger King finalists
Ranger King finalists (from left) are Mark Freeman, Pratt, Kan., junior; Kevin McDonald, Guthrie junior; Kevin Kerr, Conway Springs, Kan., senior; and Andrew Nicholas, Midwest City senior. Ranger King and Queen candidates will be chosen during halftime when the Rangers take on Southern Nazarene University on Nov.1.

Madison Malone, Valley Center, Kan., freshman, was crowned Freshman Queen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday during one of the first official events leading to the university’s annual homecoming celebration next week.

Malone is an elementary education major and is a member of the Ranger Cheerleading Squad, President’s Leadership Class (PLC), Baptist Student Union (BSU) and Immaculate Heart Newman Society. She is the daughter of Don and Pam Malone.

The finalists for Ranger Queen and Ranger King were announced and a run-off election will take place next week to determine the winners. They will be crowned at half-time of the football game with Southern Nazarene University on Saturday, Nov. 1. Malone and the finalists also will ride in the homecoming parade, which begins at 10 a.m. that day.

Ranger Queen finalists are Danielle Stebens, Buffalo senior; Jordan Gaskill, Waynoka junior; and Megan Gorton, Drummond junior.
Since only four men ran for Ranger King, all were declared finalists. They are Andrew Nicholas, Midwest City senior; Kevin McDonald, Guthrie junior; Mark Freeman, Pratt, Kan., junior; and Kevin Kerr, Conway Springs, Kan., senior.

Stebens is a member of the Lady Rangers basketball team and is sponsored by that organization. Her favorite subject is biology as she plans to graduate Northwestern with a biology degree. Besides being involved with the Lady Rangers, she is active in the Alva Recreation Center as a referee and also part of the Future Lady Rangers Big Sister Program. She is the daughter of Larry and Mary Stebens.

The Northwestern football team is sponsoring Gaskill. At Northwestern she is on the Service Learning Committee and is a member of the BSU and the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Gaskill is a biology major and is the daughter of Rob and Patti Gaskill.

Gorton is sponsored by the Ranger cheerleaders. She participates in cheerleading, the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, chemistry club and intramural softball. The Northwestern biology major is the daughter of Jeff and Teresa Gorton.

Nicholas is a Ranger cheerleader and a member of the Acacia fraternity. The chemistry major also is a Ranger Connector and a resident adviser. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, football, ultimate Frisbee and working out. Nicholas is sponsored by Acacia and is the son of Richard and Janet Nicholas.

As a health and sports science major, McDonald enjoys spending his time on the football field as a member of the Ranger Football team. The same group is sponsoring McDonald. He is the son of Gary and Sharon McDonald.
Freeman attended Medicine Lodge, Kan., High School and is sponsored by the Aggie Club where he is an active member. He also is a member of Young Farmers and Ranchers and enjoys football and rodeo. Freeman is an agribusiness major and the son of the late Dorwin Freeman and Gwen Mills.

As a mass communications major, Kerr is an intern in the University Relations office. He also is a member of R-Unit, Choir, Acacia Fraternity and Phi Delta music society. Kerr’s sponsor is R-Unit, and he is the son of Dennis and Ellen Kerr.