2018 Homecoming Winners Announced


HAYS, Kan. – Winners have been announced by Fort Hays State University’s Center for Student Involvement for the recent Homecoming events.

The Homecoming king and queen were crowned at halftime of the Tiger football game on Saturday. Twenty-nine Homecoming royalty nominees represented 20 different student organizations and groups. The king and queen nominees are selected through a combination of scores on their applications, an interview process, and a popular vote of the student body, all of which takes place during Homecoming Week.

The 2018 Homecoming queen is Cassidy Locke, a Wichita junior majoring in secondary English education. Locke’s involvements include Delta Zeta, Sigma Tau Delta, VIP Ambassadors, Encounter and the Spanish Club.

The 2018 Homecoming king is Roy Koech, a Russell senior majoring in criminal justice. Koech’s involvements include the Criminal Justice Club, volunteering with Tigers In Service, Student Government Association, African Ambassadors and the United Methodist Student Organization.

Award winners from the Homecoming Parade:

Sweepstakes Award – Alpha Kappa Psi
This award is available to all entries. This year’s winner, Alpha Kappa Psi is the university's professional business fraternity, sporting a safari-jungle themed float.
President's Award – University Activities Board
This award is for FHSU groups only. University Activities Board brings free, interactive entertainment and music events that are open to both students and the public.
Heritage Award – Messiah Lutheran Church
The Heritage Award is available to non-profit organizations only. Messiah Lutheran Church offers two services every Sunday at 8:30 or 11 am which are open to the public.
Tiger Spirit Award – Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Only walking groups are eligible for this award. This year’s winner, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, strives to serve the local community as a bridge between China, Hays and Ellis County.
Homecoming Pride Award – THM Travel Club
Only walking groups are eligible for this award. The THM club works to gain awareness for the Tourism and Hospitality Management Department, it is celebrating this year the 10-year reunion of the department.
Ten organizations competed in the Student Organization Competition throughout the week, earning points for participating in Homecoming events.

The overall winner was the University Activities Board.

Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity, had the most-liked photo in the social media challenge.

The Graduate Association of Students in Psychology was recognized for donating to the canned food drive.

The Criminal Justice Club earned honors for nominating the Homecoming king. 

More information can be found on the official Homecoming website at https://fhsu.edu/homecoming/index

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