Ranger Royalty announced; king, queen to be named Oct. 26

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Ranger Royalty announced; king, queen to be named Oct. 26

 2013 Freshman Queen

Sydnie Lowe was named the 2013 Freshman Queen during the Ranger Royalty Banquet held Tuesday.  Lowe was chosen from five Freshman Queen candidates.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Ranger Royalty banquet Tuesday and announced this year’s Freshman Queen, Sydnie Lowe from Neosho, Mo.  Also recognized were the six candidates who are running for the titles of Ranger King and Ranger Queen, to be announced on Oct. 26 during halftime of the Ranger Homecoming football game.

Lowe is a biology and chemistry major and is a member of Student Government Association (SGA), Rangers Excelling at Leadership (R.E.A.L), biology club, CORE and Zion Lutheran Church bell choir.  She is the daughter of Gary Lowe Sr.          

Ranger King candidate Derrick Stephens, from Supulpa, is a junior majoring in criminal justice.  He loves hunting, fishing and hanging out with the friends he has made at Northwestern.  Stephens has been a cheerleader for five years and is sponsored by the Ranger Cheerleading squad. He is the son of Turner and Amanda Kindred.


Ranger King candidates (back row, from left) Derrick Stephens, Jake West and Patrick Wilson along with Ranger Queen candidates (front row) Jennifer George, Baylei Zehr and Paige Little will campaign to earn the titles of Ranger King and Queen during Homecoming.  Ranger King and Queen candidates will be announced during halftime of the Ranger football game on Oct. 26.

The second Ranger King candidate is Jake West. West is a senior health and sports science major from Tonkawa.  He enjoys fishing, playing intramural sports, working at the Wellness Center, and growing out his mustache. West is sponsored by the chemistry club. His parents are Tige and Kristi West.

Patrick Wilson is the final Ranger King candidate.  Wilson is a senior speech and theatre major from Aubrey, Texas.  He is a drum major for the Ranger Marching Band, plays the french horn in the concert band and is a member of Castle Players.  Sponsored by the Castle Players, he is the son of Harold and Martha Wilson.

Ranger Queen candidate Jennifer George is a senior early childhood and elementary education major from Wakita.  She is sponsored by the Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA).  George is a member of SOEA along with SGA, Northwestern Scholar Ambassador (NSA) and CORE club.  She enjoys going on motorcycle rides and visiting her little cousins.  George is the daughter of Kelly and Debbie George.       

The second candidate is Baylei Zehr, a senior from Copeland, Kan. She is majoring in English education and is sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.  She has been a part of the sorority for four years.  Zehr also is a part of SOEA, CORE club and NSA.  She enjoys going to sporting events and watching movies. Zehr is the daughter of Jay and Angie Zehr.       

The final Ranger Queen candidate is Paige Little. She is a junior biology/chemistry major from Edmond.  She participates in SGA, NSA and Medical Sciences Club.  Little is sponsored by NSA.  She enjoys running, photography, and shopping.  Her parents are Tom and Beth Menasco.                  

Northwestern students will vote for the 2013 Ranger King and Queen Oct. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Center on the Alva campus.

Ranger King and Ranger Queen Coronations will take place during halftime of the Homecoming football game against Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Game starts at 3 p.m.

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