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Purdue names Homecoming queen, 2 kings

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For the first time ever, Purdue University’s selection for Homecoming queen and king has ended in a tie.

Nathan Welch (left), Naina Singh and Barry Helfrich were named Purdue's homecoming kings and queen during a pep rally at Slayter Center for the Performing Arts. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Nathan Welch (left), Naina Singh and Barry Helfrich were named Purdue's homecoming kings and queen during a pep rally at Slayter Center for the Performing Arts. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Queen Naina Singh will be joined by kings Nathan Welch and Barry Helfrich.

The three were crowned at the Homecoming pep rally Friday (Oct. 2) night and will appear at Homecoming festivities on Saturday (Oct. 3).

Singh is from Granger, Ind., and is majoring in neurobiology and physiology. Welch of Seal Beach, Calif., is majoring in aviation flight technology. Helfrich of Haubstadt, Ind., is majoring in public relations and advertising, and health and fitness. All are seniors.

They were chosen after formal interviews by a panel of faculty, students and staff; appearances at campus events; and online student voting.

Members of the queen’s court are Ashley Feil, Kelly Funk and Susie Holtsclaw, all of Carmel, Ind.; Laura Garrison, Chillicothe, Ill.; Ashley Hebda, Dyer, Ind.; and Rebecca Pankop, Albion, Ind.

Members of the kings’ court are Will Bowman and Ryan Habben, both of Lafayette; Chad Flowers, Indianapolis; Miles Hodge, Camden, Ind.; and Ryan Nugent, Bourbonnais, Ill.

More information on the queen, kings and court can be found at http://www.union.purdue.edu/HTML/PSUB/
HomecomingCandidates.aspx

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