ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Molly Boone, a senior nutrition and dietetics major from Maumelle, Ark., was crowned Ouachita Baptist University’s 2018 Homecoming Queen before the Tiger football game on Sept. 29.

Boone represented the Student Dietetic Association, which she serves as co-president. She was escorted by her father, Tim Boone. Boone also is involved in Tri Chi women’s social club and serves on the Tiger Serve Day Leadership Team.

“There are almost no words to describe being named Ouachita’s homecoming queen this year! It is such an amazing honor and I am so very thankful for all the love and support I received from my peers and everyone else at Ouachita,” Boone said.

Boone was crowned by 2017 Homecoming Queen Hannah Bunch and received a bouquet from Ouachita President Ben Sells during the ceremony at Cliff Harris Stadium.

“To represent such an incredible place that means so much to so many people is such an incredible blessing. Ouachita will always hold such a special place in my heart,” Boone reflected.

First runner-up was Abigail Brizuela, a senior finance and management double major from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Second runner-up was Katie Young, a senior finance and business administration/management double major from Little Rock, Ark. Third runner-up was Katie Jo Henley, a senior mass communications major from Conway, Ark.

Three nominees tied for fourth runner-up, including: Maggie Donnell, a junior psychology and social justice double major from Rogers, Ark.; Allyson Edwards, a junior Christian studies and biology double major from Hawkins, Texas; and JaNeeshia Harvell, a senior psychology and sociology double major from Arkadelphia, Ark.

Edwards represented the Chi Mu women’s social club pledge class of 2017. She also is involved in ElderServe, serves on the Campus Ministries leadership team and is the president of the 2017 pledge class of Chi Mu. She was escorted by her father, Billy Edwards.

Other Texas students in the top 20 Homecoming Court nominees include:

Kenzie Henderson, a senior musical theatre major from Rockwall, Texas, represented Alpha Psi Omega national theatre honor society. Henderson also is involved in Tri Chi women’s social club, Women’s Chorus and the Ouachita photo lab. She was escorted by her friend, Zach Myers.

Brittany Ratliff, a senior mathematics and secondary education double major from Fort Worth, Texas, represented Eta Alpha Omega men’s social club. Ratliff also is involved in the Ouachita women’s soccer team and Tri Chi women’s social club. She was escorted by her father, Scott Ratcliff.