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October 01, 2012
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Huntingdon College
News Release

King crowned Queen of nine-member Homecoming Court

Pictured, left to right:  Georgianna Hunt, Kathryn Dismuke, Michelle Gonzalez, Mary Gasson, Taylor King, Brianna McClure, Bailey Scott, Jeani Layson and Carlee Nobles.

2012 CourtMontgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College senior Taylor Louise King of Greensboro, Alabama, was crowned queen of the College's nine-member Homecoming Court during the Homecoming football game Saturday, September 29.  The members of the 2012 Homecoming Court were Mary Elizabeth Gasson, senior, Clanton, Alabama; Brianna McClure, senior, Montgomery, Alabama; Michelle Gonzalez, junior, Niceville, Florida; Bailey Scott, junior, Newnan, Georgia; Mary Kathryn Dismuke, sophomore, Montgomery, Alabama; Jeani Layson, sophomore, Opelika, Alabama; Georgianna Hunt,  freshman, Wetumpka, Alabama; and Carlee Nobles, freshman, Prattville, Alabama.

Taylor Louise King is the daughter of Vickie and Steve King of Greensboro, Alabama. In her fourth season as a Huntingdon Hawks varsity cheerleader, King has also served as an Orientation Leader, a Huntingdon Ambassador, and the treasurer of the Psychology Club. She has served as social chair and Panhellenic Delegate for Chi Omega women's fraternity. An art and psychology double major, she is a member of Psi Chi honor society and was named to the Dean’s List of High Honors. 

Mary Elizabeth Gasson is the daughter of Sandra and Gary Gasson of Clanton, Alabama. A music major with concentrations in instrumental music and voice, she is a four-year member of the Marching Scarlet & Grey, the Pep Band, Concert Choir, and Huntingdon Harmony Show Choir. Gasson was crowned Miss Huntingdon 2010 and has also served the College as a Huntingdon Ambassador, a Huntingdon Host, and an Orientation Leader. Gasson has served as chaplain and vice president for communications for Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity. She is also a member of the women’s track and field team. For her academic achievement, she has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors and to Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.

Brianna Michelle McClure is the daughter of Bonnie and Bobby McClure of Montgomery, Alabama. A four-year member of the cross country team, she helped the Hawks earn back-to-back conference championships in 2009 and 2010. Last spring, she also ran for Huntingdon's first women’s track and field team. McClure has served as new member educator for Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, as head Orientation Leader, as a member of the Fellowship Committee of Campus Ministries, and as a Huntingdon Host and Huntingdon Ambassador. A sport studies/exercise science major, McClure has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors.

Michelle Marays Gonzalez, daughter of Michelle and Roberto Ruber, is from Niceville, Florida. Majoring in business administration, she is a member of the Business Club, Student Government Association Student Senate, and College Republicans. She spent last summer welcoming new students to Huntingdon as an Orientation Leader. Gonzalez serves as a Huntingdon Ambassador and is the vice president of chapterhood development for Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity. 

The daughter of James and Shannon Scott, Meredith Bailey Scott is from Newnan, Georgia. A biology and political science double major, Scott is the Student Government Association vice president and served as vice president of Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity. She is a member of the Exchange Club, College Democrats, Environmental Club, and TheGargoyle newspaper staff.  She has served as an Orientation Leader, a Huntingdon Host and a Huntingdon Ambassador.

The daughter of Gena and Andy Dismuke, Mary Kathryn Dismuke is from Montgomery, Alabama, and is majoring in psychology. Dismuke is a member of Chi Omega women's fraternity, where she holds the position of Cardinal Cabinet. She served the College this summer as an Orientation Leader and is the Welcome Back Week chair for the 2012 Campus Activities Board. She also participates as a Huntingdon Host and as a member of the Huntingdon Harmony Show Choir, the Psychology Club, and Campus Ministries. She has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors and is the children’s ministries intern at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.

Jeani Lynnea Layson is the daughter of Donna and James Layson of Opelika, Alabama. She is a Huntingdon Host, the secretary of the sophomore class, and a member of the Chemistry Club. Layson was a member of Freshman Forum last year and served Huntingdon as a summer Orientation Leader. She is an active member of Chi Omega women's fraternity and is a biochemistry and art double major.

Georgianna Elaine Hunt, daughter of Frances Elaine and Wilfred Charles Hunt II  of Wetumpka, Alabama, is majoring in communication studies. She is a member of Freshman Forum, College Republicans and Circle K organizations. She enjoys Campus Ministries and has pledged to Chi Omega women's fraternity.

The daughter of Elizabeth Cargile and Fred Nobles, Carlee Elizabeth Nobles is from Prattville, Alabama. Nobles serves as a Huntingdon Hawks varsity cheerleader, has pledged to Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, and has just joined the new Huntingdon organization Autism Speaks. She is an elementary/collaborative special education major.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for two years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contribution to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 Baccalaureate colleges.


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