An Evening of Royalty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2017) — There can’t be a homecoming week without crowning the homecoming king and queen. Royalty Showcase is a great way to meet the students nominated for homecoming court. Come out 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday), Oct. 3, to Memorial Hall to recognize a select group of University of Kentucky leaders for their achievements and outstanding character. This event is a collaboration between the Student Activities Board Traditions Committee and the Homecoming Coalition. 

The Homecoming Royalty Showcase is an opportunity for students at UK who “see blue. in everything they do” to show the campus community exactly who they are as a student and a person. It’s also a great way to see students of various backgrounds representing their respective organizations. The students who are nominated for homecoming court will have a chance to show the reason why they should be this year's homecoming king and queen. 

“Royalty Showcase is the best way to meet your 2017 homecoming royalty,” said Nickie Cashdollar, director of Traditions. “I love getting to know their personalities, hidden talents and their passion for UK!”

The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during halftime of homecoming football game against University of Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 7. 

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The Homecoming Coalition exists to unify UK community through programming efforts, bringing forward a celebration of tradition, spirit and university values. The coalition has seven members, including representatives of the Black Student Union and the Student Activities Board. They work together to plan a cohesive and all-inclusive homecoming each year and put on events such as the Royalty Showcase, Street Fair and the Step Show. Connect with the Homecoming Coalition on social media @UKHomecoming for more information.

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to UK annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community.

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