Members of the Seton Hill University 2017 Homecoming Court were announced last week, and voting takes place from Oct. 11-13 at 5 p.m. on OrgSync. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned on Oct. 14 around 3:40 p.m. at Offutt Field before SHU’s football game against Gannon University at 4 p.m. Here is more information about the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court.
Madeleine Robbins is an English literature major with a secondary teaching certificate. She is a resident assistant, an editor-in-chief of Eye Contact Magazine and a member of the Nature Club and Respect Life.
“Being nominated is really exciting! I didn’t expect it, but I’m so glad to represent Setonian values.”
Luigi Scognamiglio is a computer science major from Caserta, Italy. He is the treasurer of the Volleyball Club, vice president of the senior class, president of the Computer Science Club, CLRB representative for the Seton Hill Government Association (SHGA), an orientation leader, an Italian tutor and a member of the Multicultural and International Student Organization.
“I was very surprised when I found out that I made Homecoming Court. It was a very good feeling, and the first thing I did was call my best friend back home in Italy and tell him about it. I am so glad that one of my best friends, Ryan Myers, made the court too. Me and Ryan are good friends from freshman year, and I could not be more happy to be able to live this experience with him.”
Sarah Carroll is a nutrition and dietetics major. She is a student ambassador, a Griffin Guide, president of the Foster Love Project and a member of the Dietetics Club and Volleyball Club.
“I am so excited to be nominated for Homecoming Queen. It was a great surprise and I am so happy to share this honor with the other wonderful people!”
Luke Lewis is a sports management and human resources major. He is a Griffin Guide, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a student ambassador, a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the men’s lacrosse team and part of the advertisement staff for the Setonian Magazine.
“It was a surprise to be nominated for Homecoming King. The King/Queen should be people who represent Seton Hill’s values most and make an impact on our university and classmates. If people think I fall in that category, I’m humbled and it’s a cool thing to be a part of.”
Brittany Grimm is a communications major with a specialization in advocacy media. She is a student ambassador, Griffin Guide, co-president of the Make-A-Wish Club and a member of the Communication Club.
“It is a great honor to be nominated for this year’s Homecoming Court! I never thought that I would have been selected for this opportunity. I am truly blessed!”
Tyler George is a history major with an education certification. He is a captain of the football team and member of SAAC and FCA.
“I’m very blessed to be nominated for Homecoming King. There were so many great candidates and it’s an honor to have gotten this far. I want to congratulate everybody else on the court and am looking forward to enjoying this experience with them.”
JoAnna Ayala is a music therapy major with a minor in dance. She is the president of the Music Therapy Club, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, a student ambassador and a resident assistant. She also formerly held positions of president and vice president for SHGA.
“Being nominated for Homecoming Queen is one of the most exciting things that I have experienced in my time here at SHU. I’ve always believed that the Homecoming Court is filled with students that others believe embody the school and its spirit, so I’m so thankful and happy to know that people believe that I am one of those people. I’m also incredibly happy that I get to represent the music department through this opportunity as well. To not only have been nominated for court but also to know that I get to represent such a great department makes this such a special honor for me.”
Brett Cuddy is a vocal performance major with a sacred music certificate. He is the drum major of the marching band, assistant conductor of the select choir and handbell choir, head cantor at SHU, director of music at Harrold Zion Lutheran Church in Greensburg, a singer for the SHU commercial band and is active in the theater department, men’s choir and opera workshop.
“I feel pretty honored to be on the court and I am excited for the opportunity!”
Melissa Carden is a psychology major with a minor in sociology. She is the vice president of Project Hope and a member of the Feminist Collective, Psychology Club, Griffins at Work Club and Nature Club.
“I feel honored to be nominated for Homecoming Queen, as well as joy and happiness. It is a rewarding feeling to know that someone thought I was a good candidate for Homecoming Court and Queen.”
Ryan Myers is a chemistry and forensic science major. He is the president of SHGA, head orientation leader, a teacher assistant, president of the Volleyball Club, treasurer of the Soccer Club and senate representative for the Chemistry Club.
“It was a great honor being selected to be on court. I was not expecting to get on court, but I am flattered that so many people would vote for me.”