Winners of the 2022 Homecoming royalty court and campus contests at Missouri Southern State University were announced this weekend.

Ryunosuke Fukuda and Ropa Nyakutya were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at halftime during the annual Homecoming football game.

Nyakutya, a senior biochemistry major from Zimbabwe, was sponsored by International Club. She is a member of International Club, MOSO Dance Club, Campus Activities Board, the Black Student Alliance, Women in Science, and Caduceus Club.  

Fukuda, a sophomore international studies major from Japan, was also sponsored by International Club.

Queen Court

Adrianna Young, sophomore exercise science major, Tulsa, Okla.

Amaya Johns, senior kinesiology major, Plainfield, Ill.

Anna Swearengen, junior conservation biology major, Webb City, Mo.

Avery Brown, healthcare administration major, Cassville, Mo.

Carrine Kogulan, biology pre-med major, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Carson York, biology pre-pa major, Sand Springs, Okla.

Elizabeth Martin, biology pre-med major, Aurora, Mo.

Hailey Hauck, senior human resource management and business management major, O’Fallon, Mo.

Jordan Kraus, sophomore biotech-micro genetics major, Pepperell, Mass.

Kara Amos, junior graphic design major, Kansas City, Mo.

Mille Dorman, senior business management and spanish major, Boonville, Mo.

Yazmin Vargas, junior healthcare administration major, Garden City, Kan.

King Court 

Aaron Hardman, business administration major, Chicago, Ill.  

Abbey Calcote, health promotion and wellness major, Las Vegas, Nev.

Brady Faauliuli, communications major, American Samoa 

Bryan Candrl, Master of Management program, Owensville, Mo.

Collin Gray, biology pre-med major, Neosho, Mo.

Erik Garcia, social studies education major, Springdale, Ark.

Gabriel Schiller, biology pre-med major, Lebanon, Mo. 

Joshua Radley, senior environmental health and safety major, Charlotte, N.C. 

Richard Jordan Jr., senior health promotions and wellness major, Atlanta, Ga.

Scotty Walker, business management and human resource management major, Pineville, Mo. 

Solomon Garcia, senior health promotions and wellness major, Joplin, Mo.

Homecoming contest winners 

The winners of the Departmental Display contest were:

Kinesiology Department, first place, $300 Fresh Ideas food credit

Recreation department, second; $200 credit

Student Success department, third, $100 credit. 

Display board winners were:

Le’Art Club, first place, $100

Campus Activites Board, second, $75

Clay Club, third, $50