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Hornets celebrate Homecoming

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor
October 23, 2013

'Doah photo courtesy of Jessica Richardson

‘Doah photo courtesy of Jessica Richardson

Shenandoah University commemorated another year with its 2013 Homecoming Weekend. The events began on Friday, Oct. 18, with the Homecoming Kickoff and Homecoming Court Presentation. The Hornets cheerleaders, as well as the Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band, were in attendance to celebrate the announcement of the 2013 Homecoming prince and princesses.

Among those chosen was Melodie Farnan, a sophomore nursing student. “I feel so honored to have been chosen to represent the sophomore class! It was one of the most exciting experiences in my life. I love S.U. and to be chosen to represent an important role felt fantastic.”

Saturday was host to a quintessential homecoming festivity, with the football game and Tailgate Party. The Tailgate Party was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Immediately following that was the football game with the Hornets going up against Catholic University. The S.U. football team ultimately couldn’t best the Cardinals, losing 37-7. During the halftime show the 2013 Homecoming king and queen were announced. Receiving the honors were senior mass communications majors Myles Hairston and Aysha Malik.

Unfortunately, due to rain, the Homecoming Bonfire was cancelled.

A large part of the purpose of homecoming each year is for alumni to come back and celebrate their alma mater. Therefore, there was a large number of alumni-specific events held throughout the weekend. Along with a few class reunions, there were alumni basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, field hockey, football and baseball games where former S.U. athletes went up against current members of the respective sports teams. On Saturday night, an alumni dinner was also held to honor distinguished members of various graduating classes.

Throughout the course of the weekend faculty, staff, students and alumni came together in honor of S.U. “I think Homecoming went well, I enjoyed the time I spent with other members of the Homecoming court. It was exciting and I’m looking forward to next year,” said freshmen prince Qlyl Middelijn.

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