Scottsbluff student named UNK homecoming queen

KEARNEY – Daniel Carlson of Grand Island and Rachel Harvey of Scottsbluff were crowned homecoming king and queen Thursday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The two will be recognized during halftime of UNK's football game on Saturday and oversee remaining homecoming week festivities, including the parade.

Carlson and Harvey were among eight finalists selected by a student vote, with a second round of voting determining the winners.

Carlson, a junior double major in music and organizational and relational communications, represents Mantor Hall.

A Pride of the Plains Marching Band member, he is involved in many music ensembles, including Symphonic Band, saxophone quartet and Jazz/Rock Ensemble. Carlson also is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he serves as social chair and is a past resident advisor. He currently is president of Residence Hall Association and member of Thompson Scholars Learning Community.

Harvey, a senior organizational communication/social work major, represents Loper Liaisons. She is president of the International Justice Mission campus chapter that works to raise awareness and join the fight against modern-day slavery. She stood 27 hours straight for the 27 million still enslaved today.

Harvey was a New Student Enrollment Leader this summer and is active in Christian Student Fellowship, Overflow, Choraleers, Collegium, Loper Liaisons and as an Education Quest Ambassador.

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