MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area High School has announced its homecoming candidates Four seniors, two juniors and one sophomore are in the court.

They are:

Senior Caitlyn Avellino, a daughter of Dennis and Tara Avellino, of Marion Heights. She is involved in jazz and symphonic bands and is vice president of the marching band. She is a varsity cheerleading captain and participates in Our Lady of Lourdes softball. She is a member of the interact, Spanish, artand pep clubs, is a reporter for MCA Live and helps with stage crew. Avellino is also a member of the National Honor Society and student council, and participated in district band. In her free time, she enjoys music, art and babysitting. She plans to attend college to major in early childhood education.

Senior Lauren Hause is a daughter of Sandra and Harvey Hause, of DenMar Gardens, Kulpmont. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was an Elks student of the month award winner. She is a member of the cross country and track teams, varsity swim team, art club, interact club, future teachers, future nurses and chemistry club. She enjoys running and reading. She plans to attend a four-year college

Senior Desaree Malick is a daughter of Don and Diane Malick of Mount Carmel. She is involved in art, interact, Spanish, and ski clubs. She participates in Our Lady of Lourdes volleyball and is an honor roll student. She enjoys running, cooking, volleyball, and long boarding. She plans to attend Bloomsburg University.

Senior Angela Minning is a daughter of Dave and Judy Permar, of Mount Carmel Estates, and Gregory Minnig Sr., of Locust Gap. She is an enlisted private first class in the U.S. Army and a volunteer firefighter for American Hose Fire Company, Mount Carmel. She is one of the marching band drum majors and qualified for last year's district and regional bands and the Susquehanna honors band. She is an honor roll student and a member of the art club. Following her commitment to the U.S. Army, she plans to attend a four-year college.

Junior Maliyah Edwards is a daughter of Ronald and Jennifer Brown, of Kulpmont. She is part of the varsity cheer team and color guard. She is an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and her pets. Her future plans include attending college to become a veterinarian.

Junior Madison Watkins is a daughter of Amy Watkins, of Mount Carmel, and Walter Watkins, of Baltimore, Md. She is involved in varsity cheerleading, interact club, pep club and peer mediation. She is on the basketball team, runs track and is on the honor roll. She plans are to attend California State Channel Island University to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sophomore homecoming candidate is Jacqualin Lyden, a daughter of Leeann and Charles Gasperetti, of Atlas, and James Lyden, of Mount Carmel. She runs cross country and track, plays basketball and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is in the art club, pep club, interact club and peer mediation. She plans to attend a four-year college to major in special education.

The senior with the most votes from fellow classmates will be crowned homecoming queen during halftime at Friday night's homecoming football game.