AUBURN, ALA. (EETV) - The top five Miss Homecoming candidates were announced Wednesday night.

Cater Lawn was filled with hundreds of supportive friends as the top five candidates for Miss Homecoming was read aloud by the Elections Board.The girls made their way through the crowd toward the top of the stairs and were met with a contagious wave of cheering and clapping from their respective nominating organizations.

As we draw nearer to naming Miss Homecoming, the number of girls has been narrowed considerably each callout: The 43 girls who submitted platforms was trimmed to 20 on Tuesday evening with the top five following tonight.

A breath of relief combined with overwhelming joy was evident for Camille Smith who said “this whole experience… I can only say it has been surreal” after being nominated by her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.

For Nicole Finley, this entire experience is beyond a pleasant surprise. Nominated by her sorority, Chi Omega, the Miss Homecoming experience is nothing short of incredulity. “I’m still shaking. I didn’t know this was going to be something I was going to pursue until I really developed a heart for my platform.”

This year’s Homecoming candidates in no particular order are:

  1. Candace Mulherin
  2. Morgan Gaston
  3. Kayla Warner
  4. Nicole Finley
  5. Camille Smith

Miss Homecoming will be revealed during Auburn’s anticipated game against Mercer on September 16th at 3:00.