LSU Announces 2021 Homecoming Queen and King

November 02, 2021

LSU Homecoming

Homecoming Queen Claudia Henry and King Chandler Black, along with LSU President William F. Tate IV and his wife, Kim Cash Tate

BATON ROUGE – LSU announced the 2021 Homecoming Queen and King on Saturday, Oct. 16, during the football game against Florida. The full court and senior royalty candidates were introduced at halftime and completed the traditional walk across the stadium field. Claudia Henry, a mass communication senior from Watson, La., was announced Homecoming Queen, and Chandler Black, a aports administration senior from Atlanta, Ga. was announced Homecoming King. 
The court is comprised of 14 exceptional students that represent the sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate classifications plus graduate, law, and veterinary school students. Only the six senior court members are eligible for king or queen honors.
The Homecoming Court is an annual tradition that recognizes exemplary members of the LSU student body. The Homecoming Court is chosen in a multi-stage selection process that includes an application review round, a round of interviews with judges, and a vote by the LSU student body for king and queen. 
2021 Senior Court: 
William Chandler Black 
Atlanta, Ga.  
Sports Administration

Cam Crier                     
Hammond, La.              
Mass Communication 

William Joseph Gaspard, Jr.                   
Moreauville, La.             
Agricultural & Extension Education 

Claudia Henry  
Watson, La.                  
Mass Communication 

Kaitryana Leinbach                   
Charlotte, N.C.        
Industrial Engineering

Mia LeJeune                 
Lafayette, La.
Mass Communication
Remaining Members of the 2021 Homecoming Court:

Matthew Delatte
Thibodaux, La.
Mass Communication

Anna Catherine Strong 
Madison, Miss.           
Political Science and Screen Arts 

Miller Anne Dickerson
Hot Springs, Ark.                       
Biological Engineering

Jayda Jeffery     
Baton Rouge, La.                   
International Relations

Devin J. Scott
Baton Rouge, La.                    
Political Science

Gabriel Watkins                        
Lafayette, La.
International Relations
Taylor George
Graduate Student
Thibodaux, LA             
Higher Education Administration

Richala Jackson
Professional Student                  
Fayette, MS
Juris Doctorate & a degree in Comparative Law
In 1933, LSU selected its first Homecoming Queen. Marguerite Bass was chosen by the student body president and reigned with a princess and seven maids. In 1992, LSU began selecting a Homecoming King to reign with the Queen. In 2015, LSU elected its first international royalty, King Michael Panther Mayen, from South Sudan, Africa. This year’s court was joined by 2020 Queen Anna Jones and Justin Lorio to transfer the title. 
LSU Homecoming Week is presented by LSU Campus Life and the Homecoming Student Committee.
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