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Mayo and Lawson new king and queen

By Samantha Langley
Asst. Around the Town Editor

November 8, 2012

Photo by Hillary Akers

Gaven Mayo and Stephanie Lawson will serve as the Homecoming royalty for the next year.
Stephanie Lawson and Gaven Mayo were crowned the 2012-2013 Homecoming King and Queen during the football game on Oct. 27.

Four men and four women were chosen to be on the Homecoming court by a committee.

The court consisted of:
  • Stephanie Lawson escorted by Matthew Locklear
  • Suavae McCauley escorted by Evan Barker
  • Cydney Newman escorted by Gaven Mayo
  • Jordan Porter escorted by Jamal Quick
In order to be chosen to be on the homecoming court students had to fill out an application, submit an essay and give a speech about what they had accomplished during their time at UNCP.

Students were then able to vote on those selected through Braveweb and candidates were encouraged to campaign on campus.

Homecoming Queen Stephanie Lawson is a sophomore nursing major. Lawson is in Kappa Delta where she acts as the vice president of activities.

She and other sorority sisters constantly often volunteer for the Confidence Coalition, an international organization that helps promote confidence among young girls.

"I really didn't think I would win. I had a good feeling about running, but I thought there was another girl, I don't want to name names, that I was sure was going to win. I hadn't planned on running until my junior year, but my friends said I had to do it this year," Lawson said.

Homecoming King Gaven Mayo is a social work major. Mayo is the third floor Resident Adviser for Oak Hall and often spends his time working with the housing department to make residence halls better as part of service learning with his major.

"When I went to campaign, I put out a lot of flyers and used a lot of social media like Facebook and Twitter to get votes," Mayo said.

Mayo and Lawson will receive recognition for their titles throughout the school year and will be offered the chance to crown the next Homecoming King and Queen at next year's homecoming event.

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