UWA announces 2014 Homecoming Court

The seven young women elected by the student body to represent the University of West Alabama during Homecoming festivities are (left to right) sophomore maid Erin Jimerson of Butler, Ala.; Lilli Martin of Meridian, Miss.; Kaleigh Henders of Greensboro, Ala.; Sydney Matthews of Meridian, Miss.; Hannah McDaniel of Carrollton, Ala.; Tamara Smoot of Meridian, Miss.; and freshman maid Brooke Ames of London, Ohio.

The seven young women elected by the student body to represent the University of West Alabama during Homecoming festivities are (left to right) sophomore maid Erin Jimerson of Butler, Ala.; Lilli Martin of Meridian, Miss.; Kaleigh Henders of Greensboro, Ala.; Sydney Matthews of Meridian, Miss.; Hannah McDaniel of Carrollton, Ala.; Tamara Smoot of Meridian, Miss.; and freshman maid Brooke Ames of London, Ohio.

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama student body has elected seven of its most outstanding young women to represent them on the 2014 Homecoming court.

The homecoming queen, who is chosen from the five elected upperclassmen, is a closely-guarded secret that will be announced during the annual Serendipity talent show Wednesday night at Hughes Gymnasium. The other four nominees for homecoming queen will serve as the queen’s court, along with the freshman and sophomore maids.

Brooke Ames is the freshman maid. Ames is a manager for UWA volleyball and an integrated marketing communications major. A London, Ohio, native, she is a graduate of Madison Plains High School. She came to UWA on a trustee scholarship. Ames is the daughter of Betsy and Kevin Ames.

Erin Jimerson represents the sophomore class. Jimerson is a member of Blue Key and Phi Eta Sigma academic honor societies. She serves as social and alumnae chair of Phi Mu fraternity and as vice president of UWA’s panhellenic council. The Butler, Ala., native is majoring in integrated marketing communications and graduated from Patrician Academy. She is the daughter of Theresa and Shane Jimerson.

Kaleigh Henders, a senior from Greensboro, Ala., is a member of the Homecoming court. Henders is a mathematics major and a graduate of Pickens County High School. She is a member of several UWA organizations, including Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Alpha Chi, Order of Omega, and Phi Eta Sigma academic honor societies. Henders serves as president of Phi Mu fraternity and of UWA’s Campus Activities Board. She is the daughter of Susie and Jerry Harris and Jim Henders.

Lilli Martin, a junior from Meridian, Miss., is a member of the Homecoming court. Martin is pursuing a degree in nursing. A Northeast Lauderdale High School graduate, Martin is a member of Blue Key and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and of UWA’s Campus Activities Board. She is the daughter of Stacy and Tommy Jenkins and Harley Martin.

Sydney Matthews, a junior from Meridian, Miss., is a member of the Homecoming court. Matthews is a biology pre-medicine major. A graduate of Northeast Lauderdale High School, Matthews is a member of Blue Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Order of Omega, and Tri-Beta academic honor societies. She is the daughter of Machelle and James Matthews.

Hannah McDaniel, a senior from Carrollton, Ala., is a member of the Homecoming court. McDaniel is an accounting major. A graduate of Sparkman High School, McDaniel is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha fraternity, as well as Order of Omega and Blue Key Honor Societies. She serves as business manager for the Student Government Association and is a hall director for UWA Housing. She is the daughter of Kris McBryde and Chuck McDaniel.

Tamara Smoot, a senior from Talladega, Ala., is a member of the Homecoming court. Smoot is majoring in biology comprehensive medical. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Smoot’s serves as a resident assistant for UWA Housing and as vice president of Tri-Beta academic honor society. She is the daughter of April M. Truss.
The court will ride through downtown Livingston in the Homecoming parade

Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.m. Crowning of the queen and presentation of her court will take place during halftime of the UWA-Delta State football game at Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.