Warren County High School graduate MaKayla Stubblefield is now MTSU royalty.
Stubblefield was crowned MTSU’s Homecoming Queen on Saturday during the Blue Raider football game against Florida International University.
“Whenever they called my name as the 2019 Homecoming Queen, I was in total disbelief,” said Stubblefield, who will graduate in May 2020. “Even though it was pouring rain and gusting wind, looking into the crowd to see all of my friends, sorority sisters, and family cheering for me is a moment I will never forget.”
Fifteen students were nominated for Homecoming Queen, but only the top five vote-getters were named to the Homecoming Court. All students on campus, both graduate students and undergraduates, were allowed to vote.
At MTSU, Stubblefield has held several leadership positions in Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She’s also a member of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association and Student Government Association. As a Blue Elite tour guide, she serves as a MTSU recruiter for events on campus and around the South.
While being super involved, Stubblefield has also stayed on the dean’s list for one of the university’s most rigorous programs. MTSU’s speech-language pathology is known as the top undergraduate program in the state.
After she graduates with her degree in speech-language pathology and audiology, Stubblefield plans to attend graduate school for speech-language pathology with a specialty in pediatrics.
Stubblefield says the past few weeks of campaigning and voting helped her meet so many amazing people that create MTSU’s almost 30,000-person student body. She says it made her fall in love with the university even more and credits MTSU for changing her life.
“I wish for everyone to have the collegiate experience I’ve had,” said Stubblefield. “MTSU has given me many forever moments and I am endlessly thankful for this extremely special one.”