All hail Homecoming royalty

The UC Patio was transformed into a pageant runway Monday as 20 contestants strutted their stuff in the first-ever Homecoming King and Queen competition.

“We based this event off of Miss and Mr. UM last year,” Kelly Jackson, senior and pageant co-chair, said. “We wanted to change it to encompass more of the spirit of homecoming. Miss UM now takes place in the spring and they’ll still have their formal pageant.”

Tables were decorated with potpourri and candles, while elegant programs were placed at each chair. Pan Amore Bakery served all kinds of desserts such as the