Making the case for Homecoming for Jenna Meighen and Nate Hermman
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 15:09
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.--It’s that time of year again, as Westminster College students and alumni are looking forward to spending Homecoming 2012 together.
What would Homecoming weekend be without the reuniting of old friends, a football game, and a parade? Traditions are what make the weekend of Homecoming so special. One thing that cannot be ignored, however, is each year’s election of Homecoming Queen and King. While it may seem less trivial, and even more immature to most college students as it did in their high schools, there’s a lot to be said about the Homecoming elections at Westminster. Representing a campus with a powerful Greek community, the “Queen” and “King” at Westminster aren’t just winning for themselves, but also for colleagues in their respective Greek organizations.
One candidate is chosen from each of the five sororities and fraternities on campus through a voting process. In the case of the “Independents,” the process cuts directly to an application process (which each Greek candidate must also undergo). During Greek week in May, the court is announced.
Jenna Meighen is representing Alpha Gamma Delta in the race for Queen. A junior business major, Meighen expressed her excitement to WCN’s Casey McDonald.
“There’s a really great court. Everyone on it’s one of my friends, especially on the girl’s side. I think if we would win it would be a huge honor because we love Westminster and our organizations, but at the same time I’d be happy for anybody. It’s fun,” Meighen said.
Each female member of the court is paired with a male. As for Meighen, her companion will be junior Sigma Phi Epsilon representative Nate Herrmann.
Meighen and Herrmann seem to share similar feelings regarding the situation, as they both have stated they will come of Homecoming weekend with positive feelings regardless of what happens.
“I mean, it’s a voting process. If I win, I win. If I lose, I lose. Whoever wins, I’ll be happy for. I’m just glad to be on it,” Herrmann explained.
Herrmann and Meighen will have a busy schedule come Homecoming week, attending such events as SGA’s pep rally on Thursday night. Following the rally, Alpha Gamma Delta will be putting on their annual “Newlywed Game” featuring all of the Homecoming candidates. The pair will also be featured in the parade as well as at halftime at the football game, where the winner of each crown is announced.