CSU-Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game


Colorado State University - Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

PUEBLO – Sophomores Jazmine Wells of Montbello and Eddie Watson of CSU-Pueblo 2009 Homecoming Queen & KingCentennial were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during 2009 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Oct. 19-24. Wells and Watson accepted crowns and capes at halftime of the ThunderWolves Oct. 24 football victory (38-27) over Western State in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. 

The two were chosen by a student body election on Thursday, Oct. 22 from a slate of six total candidates. To be eligible, students were required to submit a petition signed by at least 50 students.  Candidates had to be a full-time student and at least in their second year at CSU-Pueblo with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

All candidates were required to attend Homecoming activities, including a pep rally/pig roast and Thunder Down Under Music Fest on Friday, as well as the Homecoming parade, game, and royalty dance on Saturday. 

Watson is a sophomore biology/Spanish major, who serves as a member of the Associated Students’ Government and works for Student Activities. To the application question, “Why would I best represent CSU-Pueblo?” Watson described himself as “one of the funniest, compassionate, least judgmental persons one could meet.”

“The amount of heart and dedication you put forth in life will amount to how much heart and dedication you will receive from others,” Watson said.

A sophomore English major, Wells said, “As a dedicated, active student, I relate to the rest of the student body. I also carry myself with confidence because I know if I don’t believe in myself, no one will.”

Other royalty candidates included:

Demarcus Taylor, senior political science/sociology major from Aurora, CO
Juanita Whitaker, senior mass communications major from Pueblo, CO

Andy Fox, senior business administration major from Denver, CO
IsaiahMcGregory, sophomore mass communications major from Colorado Springs, CO

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