This year’s safari theme has the students on the homecoming court ecstatic to let their paws come out. The announcement of who won the King and Queen of the Jungle this year draws ever closer.
Clarion University recently announced the names of the people on homecoming court, and the student community has been anticipating the ultimate winner for this year’s senior class. A wide variety of candidates from all different class standings talked about their excitement for this year. The seniors collectively said they felt a sense of joy mingled with sadness when discussing their final year at CUP.
Catelynn Fleming said, “I’m super excited because court is awesome, and I’m with such an amazing group of people. I’m delighted to be part of the adventure and happy if anyone wins.”
Erica Chandler, also on senior court, said, “I’m excited to be a part of this experience my senior year and I’m looking forward to this year’s ALF.”
Catey Burget said, “This is an experience of a lifetime, and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Moyo Wills said, “The parade, the fried food, the candidates, the homecoming game, school spirit, Main Street, waiting two hours for my date to be ready, and no sleep…Got to love homecoming. I cannot wait to celebrate my last ALF as an undergraduate. It has been real CUP. Until next time.”
The juniors echoed the seniors’ enthusiasm and campaigned for next year’s homecoming events as well.
Haley Fiel said, “I was on it last year with Torron Mollett, and I’m really excited and honored to represent Clarion again.”
Mollett, who is on the homecoming court again, said, “I love when ALF arrives because the food is great, but other than that I’m excited for being on homecoming court for the third year in a row. I also look forward to homecoming my senior year, so vote for me.”
Rachel Anderson said, “I’m excited because I’ve always wanted to be bigger part of CUP and felt this was my opportunity and went for it.”
Many freshmen said they were looking forward to the first year of ALF and homecoming court in general.
“I’m from Rhode Island, so ALF is relatively new to me, and I ran to experience [A.L.F.] the best way possible,” said Summer Murray.
Malik Barber said, “I wasn’t thinking about running until someone mentioned it to me. I’m happy I get to ride on a float, and it’s a good way to enter into college.”
Gina D’Achille, special events chair of the University Activities Board said, “To make the final vote, people have to go on CU Connect. The winner for the senior homecoming court will be announced at the pep rally on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Tippin Gymnasium.”