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.