Video courtesy of WCTV, Rebekah Vaughan
On Saturday, March 27, Waynesburg University’s Student Activity Board hosted Springfest, a new event on campus.
To welcome in the spring weather, students were charged to get out of their dorm rooms for a relaxing day in Johnson’s Commons. Activities included tie-dye, games to win prizes, a caricature artist, balloon animals and refreshments like popcorn and ice cream.
Students that attended the event said that it was a good way to take their mind off of the stress of school.
“My favorite part of Springfest was probably the tie-dying,” Eve O’Sullivan, sophomore nursing major, said. “It’s nice to get out to events like these to take my mind off of schoolwork. It’s a great stress reliever, especially with the nice weather.”
To wrap up the event, the Springfest king and queen were crowned.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the traditional homecoming events were not able to be held last fall, but the students said they wanted to continue on with the king and queen tradition for the 2021 graduating class.
Harrison Scott and Heidi Dziak, last year’s homecoming king and queen, came back to crown the very first Springfest king and queen.
Out of the five queen court members and five king court members, Angelica Good and Isaiah Skeete were crowned Springfest queen and king.
Skeete said that it means a lot to him to have even been picked to be on the court.
“It means a ton,” Skeete said. “Out of all the guys in the university, I was one of five. It shows that I’ve had a big impact on this campus and it just really made me happy to meet all of these people with all the different activities that I’ve done and clubs I’ve been a part of. The people that go to this university, they’re all amazing. It’s sad that I graduate in a couple of months, but it’s very sweet.”
To be crowned king, Skeete said, means following in the footsteps of those he looks up to.
“I’ve had buddies that have been the homecoming king the past couple years, and I look up to those guys. So for me to step in their shoes, it’s definitely a blessing.”
Skeete also thanked everyone for voting for him, saying he wouldn’t be up there if it wasn’t for their votes.
Good thanked her community and friends for giving her this opportunity to be queen.
“It means a lot. I’m very honored to be the queen. I think it’s really awesome that I have such awesome community and friends here at Waynesburg and I’m just really and enjoying it. So thank you,” Good said.
To everyone that voted for her, Good said, “Thank you so much. I appreciate all of you and I really treasure our friendships.”