Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:46 AM by Kristen Holloway
Updated: Nov 1, 2013 7:12 AM
Homecoming is definitely in full swing at UL and this morning it's all about the homecoming court. I got an inside look on what it takes to be on the court and stand in the spotlight.
Robin Roy is this year's homecoming queen. She will reign over the homecoming activities along with the maids of the court.
"It's real exciting our football team is doing so well and a lot of alumni will be coming back. I've never participated in the events on homecoming day so I'm really looking forward to this new experience," said Roy.
Robin says there were a few minor changes to the process of picking the court but they all took the same path to get here.
"This year we have seven girls total, six and the queen, last year it was five, four maids and a queen so it's expanded to allow more representation for our university. The way it works is a student organization has to nominate you and there's two rounds of interviews. The first interview process includes student leaders and football players," said Roy.
Both Robin and Shelbi are heavily involved on campus from SGA Vice President to the Ragin Jazz Dance Team.
"I've never really experienced a game outside of dance team and tailgating and things like that so I'm really looking forward to that," said Shelbi.
Even with their campus involvement, the ladies were still in shocked after hearing their names to represent their university.
"I was in complete awe about it. It's such an honor to be on the court and I've never experience anything like that. I was just ecstatic for the next week or so," said Shelbi.
"I was speechless I don't think I even knew how to react. I never imagined I'd be in a position I would be nominated and after the first round of interviews I was so excited to see my name," said Roy.
Both ladies along with the court will be presented during downtown alive tonight, the parade tomorrow and of course they'll get crowed at half time during the game.