Orneals, Lewis crowned during Homecoming

South Plains College students Joseraul Ornelas and Danisha Lewis were crowned as the 2019 Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 4 at Texan Dome.

Ornelas, a criminal justice major from Levelland, represented the STAR Center.

“It feels great (to win,) but I was here for the experience,” Ornelas explained. “It was a lot of fun.”

Lewis is a sports broadcasting major from Plano who represented the Black Student Union.

Lewis explained that winning to her means that she is a leader on campus, and winning shows how much of an influence being a leader has.

Other nominees for Homecoming King included: Josiah Spence, a psychology major from Lubbock, representing the Black Student Union; Greg Balboa, a psychology major from Levelland, representing the Student Government Association; Austin Carter, a print journalism major from Lubbock, representing the Plainsman Press; Nicholas Roberts, a general studies major from Shallowater, representing the Campus Ambassadors; Jonah Rangel, a radiology major from Littlefield, representing South Plains College; and Donald Dwayne Sanders II, a child development major from Indianola, Miss., representing Sixth Man.

Nominees for Homecoming Queen included: Alma Guevara, a surgical technology` major from Bovina, representing the STAR Center; Audrey Crowson, a political science major from Lubbock, representing the Student Government Association; Kaitlyn Hyde, a photojournalism major from Pearland, representing the Plainsman Press; Meredith Satterwhite, a pre-physical therapy major from Shallowater, representing the Campus Ambassadors; Gabriela Ortiz, a nursing major from Levelland, representing South Plains College; and Alize Collins, a general studies major from Lubbock, representing Sixth Man.