Winners of the annual homecoming contests and royalty court have been announced.

The Kinesiology Club/Kinesiology Department took first place in the departmental display contest, winning $300. The Lion Ambassadors and Development office received $200 for second place, and the Psychology Club/Psychology Department $100 for third.

The Southern Ambassadors were awarded $100 for first place in the flag display contest. Zeta Tau Alpha received $75 for second, and the Kinesiology Club $5o for third.

Jamal Prothro and Adrienne Silerio were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the all-campus picnic on Friday, Oct. 5.

Silerio, a sophomore social work major from St. Louis, was sponsored by the Southern Black Student Union. The daughter of Kristine Thompson and Gary Silerio, she is involved with Project Stay, the National Honors Society and the International Dance Club, and also serves as a group leader in organizations working to help young African Americans and minorities plan for college. After graduation, she plans to get her master’s degree and work in the medical field.

Prothro, a freshman biology major from Atlanta, Ga., was sponsored by the Southern Black Student Union. The son of Tomica and Leonard Prothro, he’s a member of the men’s basketball team, DECA and FCCLA. He plans to attend medical school after graduation.

The King and Queen were selected during an election this week at Missouri Southern. Royalty will be recognized during halftime at the Homecoming football game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fred Hughes Stadium.

The homecoming finalists are listed below.

Queen candidates:

Samantha Hargis, sophomore biochemistry/pre-med major from Nixa, Mo.

Rachel Ray, senior health promotion and wellness major from Alma, Ark.

Taylor Erickson, senior health science/business major from Camdenton, Mo.

Paige Ragar, senior nursing major from New Bloomfield, Mo.

King candidates:

Peyton Powell, senior business management major from Springdale, Ark.

Justin McKee, senior physical education major from Neosho, Mo.

Rylee Hartwell, junior sociology/psychology major from Joplin.

Noah Hembree, senior secondary education/political science major from Joplin.