Being in my last year of college, I’ve tried my best to jump on every opportunity given to me. I’ve thrown myself into my extracurricular activities, I’ve really invested my time in old and new friends, and I’ve taken classes just for fun or for the sake of learning. Last October, I finally did something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. I’d thought about it once my sophomore year, and then my junior year, so when the time came around again this year, I jumped on it. I decided for run for Homecoming Queen.
The process of running for Homecoming Queen was more complicated than I thought it would be. First, I had to get one of my student organizations to nominate me. Then, I had to accept the nomination and fill out an application. The application consisted of approximately twelve questions regarding how I embody UTD school spirit, what I would do to increase school pride, what I would change about the school, etc. After the application, I then patiently waited while a committee reviewed my application. Of all the applications, only five men and five women would make it on to Homecoming Court.
A few weeks later, I found out that I’d been chosen for the Homecoming Court! Voting started just a week after, so I began to campaign immediately. I felt like I needed to give my all to my Homecoming campaign; I’d made a commitment, and I knew that I’d feel awful if I later lost, knowing that I didn’t try as hard as I could! So, I campaigned through social media, I encouraged my friends to help me spread the word, and I really tried to show everyone at UT Dallas that I have an incredible amount of Comet pride.
On November 14, 2015, I was named UT Dallas Homecoming Queen 2015 at our annual Homecoming dance. I honestly did not expect to win, but I was absolutely ecstatic to have received the title. UT Dallas has given me so much in my time here, and I’m determined to give back in any way that I can. I will continue to support my university and its students in all of their activities and endeavors! (And I’m also thankful that I now have a good story to share in the future!)
Class of 2016
The University of Texas at Dallas