Ashlyn Peterson, of Madison, has been nominated as a royalty candidate for Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming.

The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Committee has announced royalty candidates for the University’s 2021 Homecoming celebration.

Students may begin voting at midnight Monday, Oct. 18, by logging into CatPAWS; voting ends at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 27. The king and queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 29, at the conclusion of the Homecoming Variety Show, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Northwest will celebrate its Homecoming week, “Bearcats Remember When,” Oct. 24-30. For a complete schedule of activities, visit

Ashlyn Peterson

Year: Senior 

Major: English education 

Hometown: Madison, Missouri  

Campus Involvement: Sigma Society, Sigma Tau Delta, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, MO Collegiate 4-H

Being a Bearcat means: “Being a part of something so much bigger than yourself. It’s showing up every day and working hard to achieve your goals. It’s putting others before yourself and striving to make this campus, community and world a better place. Most importantly, it’s a safe place to learn, grow, and be yourself.”