Seton Hill University announced the members of the 2018 Homecoming Court on Monday. Voting is currently open on SHINE until Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:59 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 29 during halftime of SHU’s football game against Clarion University at 4 p.m. at Offutt Field in Greensburg. Here is more information about the members of the 2018 Homecoming Court.
Jasmine Andrews is a music therapy major. She is a member of the Music Therapy Club, Black Student Union and Step Team, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Music Teacher’s Association and Club Conspiracy, a campus ministry lector, Griffin Guide, piano tutor, work study for the admissions office and a volunteer at Feeding the Spirit at the Otterbein United Methodist Church soup kitchen.
“I feel humbled and honored that I was nominated for Homecoming Queen. Every day I feel so blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to be at a university among such kind, intelligent and supportive individuals. Being nominated by those wonderful people makes it even more special. All of the people on the Homecoming Court are such incredible people and I admire and respect each of them.”
Tim Deyell is a mathematics major and legal studies minor. He is a resident assistant, secretary of the Math Club, member of the Volleyball Club and served as an orientation leader and connections mentor for two years.
“To me, the court is a representation of the Class of 2019 as a whole, so to be nominated is very humbling. Also, seeing who else has been nominated to court with me has made the process a lot fun to be a part of and I’m just going to enjoy the week. To the court: good luck and have fun. To the students: thank you for the nomination.”
Megan Carnahan is a clinical exercise science pre-occupational therapy major. She is the president of the Class of 2019, cheer captain, a Griffin Guide and member of Love Your Melon, the Exercise Science Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“I feel so honored that my classmates would consider me for this. I couldn’t ask for a better group to take on this experience with either.”
Steele Eckenrode is a business administration major specializing in entrepreneurship with a certificate in graphic design. He is a member of Enactus and the Enactus Fun Run 4 Charity, the HAT Project, First Year Welcome Retreat and Habitat for Humanity.
“I am happy to be nominated, but to be honest, I did not know I would even do it. However, I am grateful that some people would think of me when considering nominations. At the same time, it is nice to see I am on a court with some incredible people. Each person has made a huge impact at Seton Hill and have touched the lives of many.”
Emily Cygrymus is a psychology and music double major. She is president of the Psychology Club, vice president of Psi Chi, secretary of the Honors Council, head cantor of campus ministry, a Griffin Guide (executive board) and a member of the Una Voce Choir Ensemble and Alpha Lambda Delta.
“I feel so grateful to have been nominated for Homecoming Queen. Seton Hill has become my home these last few years, and I am so lucky to be surrounded by such a kind and supportive community. I couldn’t imagine this experience without the incredible group of nominees this year. We are all having so much fun getting to enjoy this experience with one another.”
Sebastian Murabito is a history major earning his social studies certification in education. He is the founder and president of the SHU College Democrats, treasurer of the Class of 2019, secretary of Club Conspiracy, a telecounseling captain in the admissions office, a Griffin Guide and a member of the Education Club, Love Your Melon and Enactus.
“I feel honored and humbled to say the least knowing that an interaction or first impression with someone may have impacted them to see me in a good light and want to nominate or vote for me. It’s the little things in life that amount to so many great things, and this is just one example. It fills my heart with joy and happiness that some have voted and nominated me for Homecoming King. It also feels like déjà vu because my senior year in high school (Saltsburg, Pa.), I was on Homecoming Court. Sadly, I didn’t win King – hopefully this year I do! I wish the best to everyone in court.”
Kaitlyn Ellsworth is an elementary/special education major. She is a resident assistant, Griffin Guide, SHGA representative of the Education Club, vice president of Campus Cursive, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and works at the Child Development Center.
“I was so excited and honored when I heard I made the Homecoming Court. I was even more excited when I figured out who the other members of the court were. Everyone on the court represents strong Setonian values, and I am really thankful that I get to share this opportunity with all of them.”
“I was very grateful for the people who thought about me and picked me to be on court. It also feels nice when people come up to you and tell you that they voted for you, but at the same time, I’m like, ‘Wow, I really didn’t do anything to deserve it, but thank you.’ Not going to lie though, I hope my buddy Anuj (Vij) takes the W here: kid is a legend.”
Jonteal Hasty is a history major with minors in legal studies and international studies. She is a member of the track and field team, Step Team, MISO, Entrepreneur Club, Black Student Union and Sister to Sister mentor program, a student ambassador, coordinator of the MISO/BSU fashion show and served as an orientation leader and connections mentor for two years.
“I feel good about being nominated for Homecoming Queen because during my years here at SHU, I have always tried my best to represent myself, as well as my student body. In a lot of ways, I feel that I represent unity, family and culture here at SHU. Knowing that I was nominated for Homecoming Queen makes me feel appreciated and loved, and I can be a role model for all the younger girls at SHU.”
“It feels good being nominated for Homecoming King. To be honest, the title of Homecoming King or being on Homecoming Court doesn’t matter too much to me, but I think the most rewarding aspect has been when people come and tell me that they want me to win or that they voted for me. It was a bit surprising at first, but I think it demonstrates the impact I’ve made in my four years at SHU and the relationships I’ve built.”
Photos courtesy of Kennedy Kehew.
Published By: Paige Parise