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2010 Highlander King and Queen Crowned

RADFORD – With smiles that rivaled the sparkle in their crowns, Jonathan Haskins, representing the Student Government Association, and Lara Cariker, representing Lambda Alpha Epsilon, were named Radford University’s 2010 Highlander King and Queen in a halftime ceremony during the men’s basketball game on Saturday.

Stephen Gregory, representing Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Katie Kelley, representing the Student Government Association, were named the runners-up. The game and ceremony were part of the university’s 2010 Centennial Homecoming.

On hand to help crown the new Highlander royalty were Ohene “King” Amponsem and Abby Field, the 2009 Highlander King and Queen.

2010 Highlander King and QueenHaskins, a sophomore majoring in political science, and Cariker, a junior majoring in criminal justice, will each receive a $500 scholarship courtesy of the Parents Executive Committee. Gregory, a first-semester senior majoring in criminal justice, and Kelley, a sophomore majoring in history and social science, will each receive a $250 scholarship.

(In the photo: RU President Penelope W. Kyle, center, with 2010 Highlander King and Queen Jonathan Haskins and Lara Cariker.)

The king and queen were chosen through a combination of popular vote, participation in the ThinkFast game show, and an essay addressing how they would promote school spirit during the Centennial year. The candidates also received points for a philanthropic change war which raised over $1600 to be donated to the winners’ charities of choice.

In addition, to be eligible to participate, all candidates for Highlander King and Queen must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Other 2010 Highlander King candidates included: Travis Bowles, representing the Residence Hall Association, and Louis Kolarich III, representing Phi Sigma Pi.

Other 2010 Highlander Queen candidates included: Samantha Huffman, representing the Residence Hall Association; Brooke Meyers, representing Phi Sigma Pi; Katie Frank, representing Sigma Sigma Sigma; Nicole Munson, representing Alpha Phi Omega; Allison Ruotolo, representing the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; and Chelsea Webb, representing Delta Sigma Pi.

Feb. 25, 2010
Contact: Christy Jackson (; 540-831-7745)

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