Homecoming Race Heats Up

The Homecoming nominees at the homecoming pageant. Photo Credit / Samantha Schilling
The Homecoming nominees at the homecoming pageant. Photo Credit / Samantha Schilling

The Homecoming nominees at the homecoming pageant.
Photo Credit / Samantha Schilling

BY JENNY BRONT

 SC Staff Writer 

 

Homecoming week has finally arrived, and with it comes an assortment of events and celebrations.

One tradition is the election of the homecoming king and queen.  This year we have a range of candidates all vying for the crown, and the glory that comes with it.

The victors are chosen through a series of competitions until finally we have our very own royal couple.  The first scores—which count for thirty percent— are administered for the campaign video each candidate shoots.  These can be found on the homecoming web page.

The web page introduces the candidates, and what they stand for.

Some of the items covered in the videos include the student’s involvement in organizations and activities, and why they should be considered for king or queen.

The Homecoming Pageant accounts for the next thirty percent of the score.

The Pageant judges the candidate’s poise, campus involvement, and the reasoning for their choice of charity.

The perspective kings and queens receive another ten percent for their fund-raising efforts, for the non-profit charity of their choice.

Finally, the campus wide popularity vote accounts for the final thirty. Anyone can text or tweet their votes to support your favorite contestants.

To some, being part of the homecoming court is more than just winning a title; it is a chance to make a difference. “I want to coordinate an event the enhance the unity and school spirit on campus,”  said  candidate, Tambria Lee. “ I want to have a March of dimes fundraising event in the rec center for 24 hours to allow everyone to support the cause. Subsequently, a spirit week would be awesome to give everyone a chance to show the warrior in them,” said King entrant Aaron Chado Machado.

According to Queen competitor Shanna Bridglal, the homecoming court is also like running for the ‘face’ of ESU.

To vote, go on to   http://quantum.esu.edu/homecoming/homecoming-court/ and text or tweet the corresponding number of your choice candidate, and may the best man and woman win.

The winners will be announced tonight.

 

Email Jenny at:

jbront@live.esu.edu

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