Frostburg Crowns King and Queen for Homecoming Court

Oct 7, 2019 2:55 PM

Candidates for Frostburg State University’s 2019 Homecoming Court raised a combined $1,993 for regional and national charitable organizations in the weeks leading to Homecoming.

The Student Government Association coordinated a program where the candidates, sponsored by eight University organizations, raised money and awareness for a charity of their choice during their campaign.

Kendra Cooper of Laurel, Md., a representative of the FSU NAACP, won Homecoming Queen, and Gabriel Harper of Fort Washington, Md., a representative of the Latin American Student Organization, won Homecoming King. The two were announced as the winners at the Homecoming Student Showcase on Oct. 2 and recognized during halftime at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 5.

Cooper raised $207 for the Salvation Army. Harper raised $145 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Emma Edwards of Lonaconing, Md., from SGA, was recognized for raising the most money for a charity. She raised $736 for Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc, which provides personalized psychiatric rehabilitation services to those with serious and persistent mental illness.

Lyric Mitchell of Lexington Park, Md., representing the National Council of Negro Women, was crowned princess, a position recognizing first-year or sophomore students. Mitchell raised $177 for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of the international organization that works to create affordable housing for those in need in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. The princess was also crowned at the Homecoming Student Showcase and recognized at the football game.

Other queen candidates were Ivana Rematt, representing Alpha Sigma Alpha, who raised $128 for Special Olympics, and Katherine Espinoza, representing Alpha Sigma Tau, who raised $357 for March of Dimes, a charity dedicated to ensuring the heath of mothers and babies. The other king candidate, Ben Forrest, representing the Student Government Association, raised $100 for the Hospice of Washington County, while the other princess candidate, Shelby Wellington, representing the African Student Association, raised $143 for the Dove Center, a charity dedicated to helping individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

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.