Colorado State University - Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game
PUEBLO – Sophomore Aimee Stilson and junior Adam Herrera, both of Pueblo, were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during 2010 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Stilson and Herrera accepted crowns and capes from last year’s royalty Jasmine Wells and Eddie Watson at halftime of the ThunderWolves Oct. 2 triple overtime football victory (33-30) over Chadron State in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
The two were nominated by faculty or staff person and chosen by a student body election on Thursday, Sept. 30 from a slate of eight total candidates. Stilson was nominated by Student Recreation Center Coordinator Lisa Martin, while Herrera earned the nomination from Greek Life Coordinator Brian Fahey. Candidates had to be a full-time student and at least in their second year at CSU-Pueblo with a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
All candidates were required to attend Homecoming activities, including a pep rally/pig roast and as well as the Homecoming parade, game, and royalty dance on Saturday. Tom and Vivian Hall, owners of Tom G. Hall Drywall, donated ceremonial robes to the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Department for use in the Homecoming coronation.
Stilson is a sophomore majoring in Health Promotion and Wellness. She works as an instructor at both the Student Recreation Center and the YMCA and holds a third job at J.C. Penney’s Salon. She was a member of the CSU-Pueblo Cheerleading Squad for two years and her volunteer activities included the 2009 Memory Walk.
Hererra is a junior majoring in sociology/criminology. He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a certified Wildland Firefighter and volunteer for the local fire department. Previously, he served as a volunteer for local search and rescue teams and as an MP in the U.S. Army. He also was past president of the CSU-Pueblo Motorcycle Club.
Other royalty candidates included:
Karina DeAnda, graduate student in business management from Pueblo, CO
Normandy Fernandez, junior psychology major from Englewood, CO
Ashley Losoya, junior accounting major from Fountain, CO
Daisy Mendoza, junior Spanish major from Denver, CO
Rafeal Elliott, junior biology major from Aurora, CO
Cam MacDonald, sophomore philosophy major from Fountain, CO