Local women in WKU homecoming court

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Twenty students are competing to become Western Kentucky University’s 2011 Homecoming queen this weekend, including two from the area.


Whitney Churchman of Cecilia, top left, and Stephanie Burba of Magnolia, bottom left, are among the candidates.

The winner will be crowned during halftime of the Hilltoppers’ Saturday game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Geaux Toppers!”

Churchman is an agriculture and communication studies major and the daughter of Richard and Gail Churchman. She is sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Chi and Delta Sigma Theta.

Burba is a biology/science and math education major and the daughter of Glen and Robin Burba. She is sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi.