Joplin, MO – Ben Isenmann and Kylie Hoelcher were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 39th annual Homecoming Picnic on Friday, Oct. 7, at Missouri Southern State University.

Isenmann, a senior general education major from Jasper, Mo., was sponsored by Sigma Pi. The son of Tim and Jane Isenmann, he was named Sigma Pi Brother of the Year in 2013 and 2015, and Top Rookie Cheerleader in 2011. His plans after graduation are to enroll in the Fire Academy, pass the National Registry of Emergency Technicians exams and start a family.

Hoelcher, a junior psychology and criminology major from Nixa, Mo., was sponsored by Sigma Pi. She is a member of the MSSU cheerleaders. After graduation, she hopes to intern with the FBI and become an agent in the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.

They will be recognized during halftime at the Homecoming football game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

The candidates were selected during an election held earlier in the week. The finalists were:

King candidates

Bryan Burns, junior engineering major from Carthage, Mo.

Haroun Koroma, freshman business/marketing major from St. Louis, Mo.

Trenton Moeller, junior physical education major from Webb Ctiy, Mo.

Garner Rudroff, junior pre-dental major from Jefferson City, Mo.

Queen candidates

Monica Clement, junior health promotion major from Carl Junction, Mo.

Daya Davenport, junior public relations major from Tulsa, Okla.

Ally Fisher, junior social work major from Kansas City, Mo.

Chloe Hargrove, junior accounting major from Kansas City, Mo.