Deranaque Sturghill was first-runner-up, followed by second runner-up Devin Koger. In all, 21 students were nominated for the homecoming court.
NerdCon will be held Oct. 19 in the Dunn Student Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5.
Gallery shows and senior art exhibitions will be on display this fall. The shows are free and open to the public.
A highlight of homecoming week will be the inaugural Academic Reunion, where alumni can catch up with former and current faculty and fellow alumni. The reunion starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom.
The 10 finalists will be announced Oct. 17 during the annual homecoming pep rally and bonfire. The court will be introduced and the queen crowned during football pre-game festivities on Oct. 19.
The performance, with the theme of "We Shall Overcome: The Perseverance of the Reddie Spirit," is free and open to the public.
Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1942 Yonkers, New York, centers around two young brothers who live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged aunt while their recently widowed father travels, working to pay off a debt.