North Central crowns homecoming court through competition

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Leading the Homecoming court parade is Nick Beert and Payge Pieper, Homecoming King and Queen.
Photo by Ethan Krohn.

The 2017 Homecoming at North Central was marked with the beginning of a new tradition among the student body. North Central does homecoming a little different than most schools. Students showed off their school spirit in a competition to be crowned homecoming king and queen of North Central.

Each bro-sis floor nominated two individuals to represent them in this competition. The floors then helped the students come up with a creative way to showcase their school spirit in less than 90 seconds. The winning floor received additional funds to add to their floor budget as well as a private catered dinner with the newly inaugurated President Scott and his wife, Karen.

Payge Pieper and Nick Beert, who represented 5 West Carlson, 3 South Miller and 3 East Phillipps, took the victory as they led the event attendees in a new rendition of the North Central fight song to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.”

“[I’m looking forward to] hanging out with them, getting to know them, and forming a long-lasting friendship with them,” Payge Pieper, homecoming queen, said about the dinner that her and her floor will have with President Hagan and his wife.

Students, faculty and alumni gathered to celebrate the end of homecoming week with the men’s and women’s soccer games. Although the homecoming soccer games cap off homecoming week at North Central, they are not the only festivities during the week. Over the course of the week students observed and participated in many events around campus.

The student activities committee (SAC) kicked off “The Week” by taking over chapel Monday, Sept. 25. Mr. NCU Kenneth Schrock reprised his dance from the bachelor pageant last year.

Scott Hagan was formally inaugurated as the 7th president of North Central University on Friday of “The Week.” NCU’s Got Talent was held Friday night as a competition between current students and alumni.

This is the second year the competition has been run like this and for the second year in a row alumni took the victory. Matt Gusmer, a North Central alumnus, captivated the audience with a drum and light show.

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