Boise resident Christine Caven elected to Olivet's 2013 Homecoming Court

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Christine Caven (far left), escorted by Benjamin Geeding, in Olivet's 2013 Homecoming Court

BOURBONNAIS, IL (11/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Christine Caven of Boise was part of the Queen's Court for the 59th Homecoming coronation ceremony at Olivet Nazarene University on November 6, 2013. Chosen by her peers for this honor, she is a senior majoring in music ministry and a leader among the student body. She is the daughter of Jay and Valerie Caven.

While at Olivet, Caven has performed with seven different music ensembles from Show Choir to University Orchestra, in addition to singing and playing violin for student worship in Party with Jesus, chapel and Parlor. After graduation, she hopes to spend some time in India, perform in community theaters, open a music studio, and direct a youth choir or drama program.

She was escorted by Benjamin Geeding (Manteno, Ill.).

Katharyn Schrader (Monmouth, Ill.), the Homecoming Queen, was escorted by Adrian Calhoun (New Paris, Penn.).

Other members of the 2013 Homecoming Court, all seniors and also chosen by their peers for this honor, are: Lillian Guenseth (Galesburg, Ill.), escorted by Matthew Jones (Eureka, Ill.); Hannah Taylor (Fenton, Mich.), escorted by Kyle Miller (Sesser, Ill.); and Hillary Vaughn (Kankakee, Ill.), escorted by Caleb Carr (Afolkey, Ill.).

Olivet's Homecoming Queen and members of her Court have been honored each year since 1955. The Queen is a senior woman chosen by the student body. She is person of integrity; gives glory to God in her life; helps others feel loved and accepted; and expresses Olivet's academic, social, and spiritual ideals.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.