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FSU Crowns King and Queen for Homecoming; Court Raises $2,737 for Charity

November 1st, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Candidates for Frostburg State University’s 2018 Homecoming Court raised a combined $2,737 for regional and national charitable organizations in the weeks leading to Homecoming.

The Student Government Association coordinated a program where the candidates were sponsored by 10 University organizations to raise money and awareness for a charity of their choice during their campaign.

Mahlet Tesfaye of Silver Spring, Md., a representative of the Ethiopian Students Association, won Homecoming Queen and Milan Williams of Bowie, Md., a representative of the Black Student Alliance, won Homecoming King. The two were announced as the winners at the annual pep rally on Oct. 25 and recognized during halftime at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 27.

Tesfaye raised $126 for the Salvation Army. Williams raised $65 for Team Isaiah, a charity raising money for Isaiah Hazard, a five-year-old with a rare disorder that left him paralyzed.

Ashlee Gojeski of Loystown, Pa., from Sigma Alpha Iota, was recognized for raising the most money for a charity. She raised $650 for People to People, a Christian charity dedicated to caring for disadvantaged and suffering children, young people and their families.

Nadia Kahn of Hagerstown, Md., representing the BURG Peer Education Network, was crowned princess, a position recognizing first-year or sophomore students. There was no prince this year. To qualify, the candidates involved in the princess court were also required to raise money for a charity. Kahn raised $200 for Together We Rise, a charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of foster children. Chosen by vote of the student body population, the princess was also crowned at the pep rally and recognized at the football game.

Other Homecoming candidates were Dana Sumlin, representing the National Council of Negro Women, who raised $119.15 for the Family Crisis Resource Center; Jessica Butts, representing Alpha Sigma Alpha, who raised $521.01 for Girls on the Run; Daysha Sanders, representing the Student Government Association, who raised $120 for the Maryland Family Network; and Kaitlin McGrogan, representing Delta Zeta, who raised $333.84 for the Organization for Autism Research. The other king candidate, Ryan Compton, representing Pi Lambda Phi, raised $65 for the Elimination of Prejudice Foundation, while the other princess candidate, Delanie Blubaugh, representing SGA, raised $537 for National MS Society.

Chosen by the student vote, candidates running for king and queen were required to be sponsored by one of the University’s student organizations and pay an entry fee of $15 to the charity of their choice.

For more information, contact the FSU SGA at 301-687-4304.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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