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The 2012 Homecoming Court with (on left) UD President Patrick Harker and Valerie Biden-Owens, of UD's Class of 1967.

Homecoming Court

UD names six seniors to 2013-14 Homecoming Court


1:17 p.m., Sept. 24, 2013--The University of Delaware has named six outstanding seniors to its 2013 Homecoming Court.

The Homecoming Court members are: Kye Cho, accounting and finance; Cynthia Costello, mass communication; Brie Gerry, neuroscience, foreign languages and literatures Spanish studies; Ashley Paulos, marketing; Erica Santos, finance and music-vocal performance; and Stephanie Schmidt, political science, education and public policy.

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The seniors, who were self-nominated, were chosen through a highly selective and rigorous process. The nominees had to submit a short video about themselves, obtain 100 signatures -- 25 by members of each class --to show support for their nomination, and submit a short essay.

A panel of UD staff and students reviewed each application. Students were evaluated based on quality and impact to the University by considering their extracurricular activities, cumulative grade point average, poise, presentation, video creativity and overall spirit and embodiment of the UD brand.

"The Office of Alumni Relations and the Student Homecoming Committee has worked hard to enhance and expand the Homecoming experience for students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members,” said Christine Scheirer, Homecoming Student Committee adviser. “Homecoming King and Queen is just one new tradition of many, and I hope to see students and alumni get involved with the other fun events and programs for UD Homecoming.”

From Oct. 7-12, the Homecoming Court will attend many functions, including the Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 11, and the football game on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Voting for Homecoming king and queen will be open for 24 hours only on Friday, Oct. 11. Votes can be cast online on the Homecoming website.

Learn more about the candidates on the Homecoming website and watch their nomination videos.

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