Ranger Royalty finalists, Freshman Queen announced; King, Queen to be crowned Oct. 26


October 24, 2019

Payton Scott is the new reigning Freshman Queen.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Ranger Royalty Banquet Tuesday following the first round of voting for king and queen candidates. The Student Government Association (SGA) officers announced this year's Freshman Queen, Payton Scott of Newkirk, and named the six final candidates for Ranger King and Ranger Queen. The winners for Ranger King and Queen will be announced Saturday, Oct. 26, during halftime of the Ranger Homecoming football game.

Scott is an agriculture business major and enjoys playing on the Ranger softball team, being involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and being a manager for the Ranger football team. She is the daughter of Eddy and Tracey Scott.

The first Ranger King finalist is Michael Czapansky, a senior agriculture major from Pond Creek. Czapansky is sponsored by the Northwestern cheer team. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and cheering on the Ranger cheer team. He is the son of Randy and Loretta Czapansky.

The second Ranger King finalist is Chuy Dominguez, a sophomore mass communication major from Laverne. Dominguez is sponsored by the Northwestern band. His hobbies include running and digital design. He is the son of Ismael and Noemy Dominguez.

The third Ranger King finalist is Sam Gentry, a sophomore undecided major from Corpus Christi, Texas. Gentry is sponsored by the Ranger football team. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing football. He is the son of Marcus and Rebecca Darbonne.

The first Ranger Queen finalist is Adriana Guel, a junior social work major from Los Angeles, California. Guel is sponsored by Chartwells Dining Services. Her hobbies include reading, painting and travelling. She is the daughter of Ruben and Maria Guel.

The second Ranger Queen finalist is Mallory Overpeck, a senior biology and chemistry major from Elkhart, Kansas. Overpeck is sponsored by the Medical Sciences club. She is a math tutor in the Academic Success Center. She is the daughter of Patrick and Traci Overpeck.

The third Ranger Queen finalist is Madison Wilson, a senior history and theatre major from Enid. Wilson is sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Her hobbies include acting and planning events. She is the daughter of Martin and Tammy Wilson.

Other Ranger Royalty members are flower girl Sutton Hansen, daughter of Shane and Kaylyn Hansen; and crown bearer Watson Burdick, son of Richard and Laura Burdick.

Matthew Fuller, a junior health and sports science education major from Morrison, also ran for Ranger King.

TOP: Ranger Royalty Queen finalists who will go on to the final round of voting are (from left) Adriana Guel, Madison Wilson and Mallory Overpeck. BOTTOM: Ranger Royalty King finalists who will go on to the final round of voting are (from left) Michael Czapansky, Sam Gentry and Chuy Dominguez.

The other candidates for Ranger Queen included Katlynn Huckabay, a senior health and sports science major from Mangum; Jakeria Otey, a senior adult education major from Bryant, Arkansas; Shannon Nesseralla, a junior mass communication major from Alva; Kenlee Netherton, a senior psychology major from Blair; and Jacque Ruhl, a senior political science major from Alva.

The other candidates for Freshman Queen included Jaya Barnes, a criminal justice major from Del City; Juliet Chaloupek, a pre-dental hygiene major from Beaver; Catie Clifford, a psychology major from Elmore City; Sadie Crusinbery, a nursing major from Burlington; Catherynn Lewis, a biology major from Del City; Sasha Matthews, a biology major from Alva; Merin McDaniel, a pre-vet major from Mustang; Ashton Tuck, a biology major from Woodward; and Hannah Webb, a biology major from Woodward.

The second and final round of voting for Ranger King and Queen will take place Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22.

The Ranger King and Ranger Queen Coronation ceremony will take place during halftime of the homecoming football game against Harding University on Saturday, Oct. 26. The game starts at 4 p.m.

For more information about homecoming events, visit http://www.nwosu.edu/homecoming.


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