USC Aiken Homecoming King, Queen Announced
Aiken, SC (03/08/2018) — The University of South Carolina Aiken Homecoming King and Queen were announced during the annual homecoming festivities.
Mason Spires and Aubry Melvin were crowned king and queen respectively.
While the announcement was made during a home basketball game, other activities were planned during the week leading up to the big announcement.
"Homecoming has always been a great week full of opportunities to hang out with your friends, other students, and alumni, and this past homecoming exceeded my expectations," said Madalyn Thomas, homecoming coordinator.
"The campus participation -- along with the alumni's - helped make sure there was many good times had by all."
Thomas says one of her personal favorite events was the Homecoming Ball held the night before the big game.
"This event's goal was to bring together current students and the young alumni to celebrate homecoming and all that USC Aiken has to offer. Many came out to participate and enjoy free food, a cash bar, and much more," said Thomas who has coordinated homecoming events for the last three years.
One unique event, which took place throughout the week, was a scavenger hunt around campus. For three days, several teams participated in the "Pacers got the Keys" scavenger hunt. When teams found a key on campus, they are told to post a picture on social media with the hashtag #Pacersgotthekeys.
"It was so fun to see all of the teams getting involved in the fun and running all around campus having a great time," Thomas said.
One sorority -- ZTA - won the keys contest.
Other winners included:
The Rip-Off: TKE
The Banner Contest: Phi Mu
Attendance Award: Delta Sigma Phi
The Spirit Award : Student Government Association
Homecoming Overall Champions : AOII
She and her peers had a great time during homecoming, and now, Thomas says she's "sad" that it's over.
"I have made some of the best memories here at USC Aiken during homecoming week, and I cannot wait to come back in the years to come to see how it grow and how it evolves."