Ranger Royalty announced; King, Queen to be crowned Oct. 18

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Ranger Royalty announced; King, Queen to be crowned Oct. 18

Pictured are the 2014 Ranger Royalty finalists (from left): Bruce Wright, Morgan Renbarger, Katelynn Ball, Sydnie Lowe, and Don Holly.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Ranger Royalty banquet Tuesday and announced this year’s Freshman Queen, Emily Grace Harris from Alva.  Also recognized were the five candidates who are running for the titles of Ranger King and Ranger Queen, to be announced on Oct. 18 during halftime of the Ranger Homecoming football game.

Harris is a freshman education major. She is active in Bible Chair and Student Government Association (SGA). She enjoys watching OU football with her best friend Patricia, life talks with her momma and long car rides with her dad. She is the daughter of Patrick and Resa Harris.         

Ranger King candidate Don Holly is a sophomore pre-veterinary medicine major from Tennessee Colony, Texas. Holly is sponsored by the Northwestern Student Ambassadors (NSA). He is a part of numerous activities, including Ranger football, Chemistry Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He enjoys riding horses, watching vines and beating his friends at everything on the Xbox. He is the son of Donald Holly.

 Freshman Queen
Emily Grace Harris (back) was crowned as Freshman Queen on Tuesday. Pictured with Harris (front row, from left) are flower girl, Presley Jones, and ring bears, Carson and Caden Kaiser.

The second Ranger King candidate is Bruce Wright, a senior mass communication major from McKinney, Texas. He is sponsored by the Northwestern men’s basketball team. He was a two-year starter for the men’s basketball team and now serves as student-assistant. Wright is the son of Bruce and Karen Wright.        

The first Ranger Queen candidate is Katelynn Ball, a junior mass communication major from Sapulpa. Ball is sponsored by the R.E.A.L. Club. She also is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, NWTV7, Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). She enjoys doing stand-up comedy, shopping, taking care of animals and speaking in a British accent. Ball is the daughter of Leisa and Craig Beavers.

The second candidate is Sydnie Lowe; a sophomore biology major from Neosho, Mo. Lowe is sponsored by CORE-Conserving Our Ranger Environment. Lowe also serves as a resident assistant and is a member of SGA, NSA, Biology Club, and Chem Club. She is the daughter of Gary Lowe Sr.           

The final candidate is Morgan Renbarger, a junior early childhood education major from Calumet. Lowe is being sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha and Ranger cheerleading, of which she is the captain. Renbarger also serves as the secretary of SGA and vice president of member education in Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is the daughter of Steve and Lindy Renbarger.                     

The Ranger King and Ranger Queen Coronation ceremony will take place during halftime of the homecoming football game against East Central University on Saturday, Oct. 18.  The game starts at 3 p.m.

For more information about homecoming events, visit www.nwosu.edu/homecoming