CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University crowned Hannah Blanton queen and named Adam Ray king of the 2011 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at WCU’s football game against The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Blanton, a junior from Forest City majoring in communication sciences and disorders, was sponsored by Balsam Hall Council. A 2009 graduate of Chase High School, Blanton is the daughter of Janet and Jack Blanton.
Ray, a junior from Cullowhee majoring in social science education, also was sponsored by Balsam Hall Council. A 2009 graduate of Smoky Mountain High School, Ray is the son of Deb and Chris Ray.
The king and queen were chosen through campuswide election from a court of five women and five men. Joining Blanton and Ray on the court were Bailey Caroline Hamby, a senior from Hudson majoring in communications and public relations; Katelyn Dorothy Hoffman, a junior from Indian Trail majoring in elementary education; Noelle Marie McConnell, a sophomore from Charlotte majoring in psychology; Courtney Lee Tomlinson, a senior from Mebane majoring in theatre; Jacob William Buchanan, a senior from Sylva majoring in history; Tyler Terrell Johnson, a senior from Hickory majoring in communications; Taylor James Medford, a senior from Waynesville majoring in elementary education; and Clarence Cornelius Williams, a senior from Gastonia majoring in criminal justice.