UWF announces the 2015 Homecoming Court

http://buy-generic-clomid.com danandshayposterKenny Detwyler

Contributing Writer

Last Monday may have seemed uneventful to most students, but to a few select, the day took on a whole new perspective when UWF Homecoming announced its 2015 Court.

Following a selection process consisting of an application and interview, the following 11 students are: Musaed Alajaji, Adelyn Benz, Austin Burkhard, Dylan Clark, Marissa Frangione, Ryan Kasemeyer, Dominic Policicchio, Aimee Powell, Sierra Tatum, Grace Tennyson, and Elizabeth Wright.

Prospective members of the Homecoming Court were evaluated through an application and an interview conducted by a committee of student leaders. Committee member Melissa Pisarski shared what she looked for in the applicants: “I was hoping to find someone that had widespread involvement on campus and throughout the community.”

That is exactly what the committee did. The chosen Court represents a broad spectrum of student organizations, such as the Student Government Association, Kugelman Honors Program, Student Alumni Association, UWF Men, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Greek Life. A few hold high leadership in their organizations, including Frangione, who is president of Panhellenic Council, and Wright, who is a Lead Resident Assistant within the department of Housing and Residence Life.

The Homecoming Court expressed their excitement about being selected. “I was shocked and beyond excited,” Tatum said. “Shocked because I couldn’t believe that I had actually been picked, and excited because I get to experience this amazing opportunity.”

The feeling was mutual for Alajaji. “When I found out that I was picked to represent the student body during Homecoming, it was the best feeling ever. Being part of the Homecoming Court is a privilege.”

The Court is only one aspect of Homecoming Week activities. The week of Oct. 19 through 24 will be one of numerous school spirit events, all of which the Court is required to attend.

“Cannon Fest is by far my favorite Homecoming event, and I look forward to it every year,” Wright said. “It is a fun, casual event, which really allows students to interact. I am most excited for the Homecoming concert featuring Dan & Shay. I love that band, and I can’t wait for the concert.”

Powell said, “Last year’s concert was a fantastic show, and I’m sure this year’s will be just as great.”

Burkhard expressed his excitement for soccer. “I am most excited for the Homecoming game because of the school spirit.”

Even with all of the excitement of the Homecoming activities, the Court has not forgotten about the honor and responsibility that comes along with representing the University.

“The University of West Florida is filled with ambitious students and dedicated leaders,” Tennyson said. “I feel honored to represent the student body and am looking for the opportunity to spread Argo Pride.”

“I feel like all of us men and women on the court have worked very hard to be where we are now,” said Frangione. “I hope that by being on court, we are able to make our student body proud to represent them and everything us Argos stand for. I hope my legacy is left at UWF and people see I am so proud to be a UWF Argonaut.”

Students have the opportunity to vote on the juniors and seniors from the Court who will be crowned Mr. and Miss UWF at the soccer game on Oct. 23. Voting will be done through Argo Pulse.

The Homecoming Court will be formally introduced on Oct. 17 during the UWF Football scrimmage at Maritime Park.

For detailed Homecoming information, including dates, times, and activities, visit

http://uwf.edu/offices/homecoming/.