LINCOLN -- A Fairbury High School graduate is among 20 senior students selected as Homecoming royalty finalists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Homecoming king and queen will be elected by a vote of the student body on Oct. 3 and crowned on Oct. 5 at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium.

Students nominated for Homecoming royalty are listed below by hometown, with academic major(s) and parents' names listed.


Ainsworth: Jordyn Lechtenberg, agribusiness, daughter of Roger and Rhonda Lechtenberg.

Elkhorn: Hannah Riggle, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, daughter of Ron and Kim Riggle.

Fairbury: Allison Skidmore, anthropology (pre-medicine), daughter of Mark and Jeanne Skidmore.

Gresham: John Bader, biologicial systems engineering, son of Gary and Dolores Bader.

Hastings: Morgan Jacobi, nutrition and health sciences (pre-medicine), daughter of Mark and Tami Jacobi.

Lincoln: Melisa McDonald, animal science, daughter of Mark and Kimberly McDonald; Chris Spanel, finance (CFA track), Dave Spanel and Sheila Spanel; Grant Weber, advertising and public relations, son of Scott and Carie Weber.

Murdock: Alli Kuhlman, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, daughter of Brent and Robin Kuhlman.

Omaha: Grant Fehr, marketing and business, and secondary education-marketing and information technology, son of Kent and Lori Fehr; Zach Stull, business administration, son of Todd and Jody Stull.

Scottsbluff: Shane Hertig, business administration, son of Merk Hertig and Gail Moran.

South Sioux City: John-Emmett Mahon, biological sciences, son of Vincent and Darlakae Mahon.

Tekamah: Anders Olson, agribusiness, son of Randy and Patty Olson.

Wahoo: Nathan Kavan, psychology, son of David and Janine Kavan.

Wauneta: Alex Wach, agricultural journalism, son of Loran and Nancy Wach.


Aurora, Colo.: Margo Berends, economics and political science, daughter of Gary and Cynthia Berends.

Ballwin, Mo.: Patricia Malinowski, biochemistry, daughter of Eric and Margie Malinowski.

Lenexa, Kan.: Emily Miller, industrial engineering, daughter of John and Jeannie Miller.

Overland Park, Kan.: Emily Phillips, actuarial science, daughter of Andrew and Beth Phillips.

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