By: Abigail Frye
Homecoming has been an important event since the very first day of high school for many students. Everyone would get nervous about what they will wear to the dance or who they will take and it’s always filled with lots of pictures and good times. Though the dance is no longer relevant to students in college, Homecoming is still important to those who enjoy the celebration. This weekend, the University of Findlay will host its annual Homecoming weekend to invite parents and alumni while also highlighting a few of UF’s best and brightest. At the football game against Hillsdale, Findlay’s Homecoming court will be announced and the king and queen will be crowned in front of the entirety of the fans. These students represent UF through their journey to a meaningful life and productive career, and so they will be recognized on Sat. 6. Here is the Homecoming court of 2018:
I grew up about 30 minutes from Findlay in a small town of Putnam County, Columbus Grove, OH. I love the feel for small towns so I enjoyed growing up there and attending school at St. Anthony of Padua elementary and middle school before graduating from Columbus Grove High School. I began my journey at UF as a freshman majoring in pharmacy and I have loved every moment here because to me, Findlay has that small town feel. I also love the pharmacy program for it has challenged me to accomplish more than I could have imagined. I enjoy all UF has to offer including all of the organizations and opportunities. I am very honored to have been chosen to represent Findlay on the 2018 Homecoming Court. It is an experience I will never forget and always keep as a memory whenever I look back at my time at the University of Findlay.
One quote that describes me:
“I am a very driven, outgoing, and passionate person. This has made my time at UF one to remember, because Findlay has given me opportunities to excel and be challenged in all aspects of my schooling and life.”
I’m from the small town of Anna, OH. I am a current Senior studying Middle Childhood Education (focusing on Math and Social Studies). On campus I’m very involved as the President of Kappa Delta Pi (Educational Honors Society), Secretary of UFOSEA, a four year football and basketball cheerleader, and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and Mortar Board. I work as a CHIP reading tutor in the College of Education, with students from the surrounding schools
A quote that describes me:
“Go all out in everything you do and if you’re going to do something do it, because why settle for anything less.” – Mr. Jim Taylor (my supervisor)
As a Senior Animal Science student at UF, I hope to be admitted into veterinary school next Fall. When I am not studying or working with animals, I enjoy pitching for the Varsity softball team, staying involved on campus in various clubs/organization, and volunteering my time to campus ministry.
A bible verse that I like to live by:
“Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself.” (Matthew 6:34)
I am an aspiring Adolescent/Young Adult mathematics educator in my final year of undergraduate classes. I am actively involved in several organizations such as Sigma Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, UFOSEA, STRIDE, Math Club and serve as the captain of the University Women’s Rugby Football Club. I believe that it is always important see your goals and go out and chase them, be your biggest supporter and stay positive even in the hardest of times.
A quote I like to live by:
“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true.”
I am a senior Animal Science student. I am a part of a big, loving, blended family; I have six siblings! On campus, I am currently the President of Student Activities Board, President of American Sign Language club and Assistant Treasurer of the UF Divers club along with having multiple on-campus jobs such as orientation leader and peer mentor.
A quote that I like to live by:
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you” – Andrea Dykstra
I am a current senior at UF and I am a student-athlete that is studying marketing and being a part of the Wrestling team. I am very involved with campus ministry including FCA, Revive, and Bible Study. I am also engaged to Kaylee Davis, a PT student here at UF. In my free time, I enjoy being with my friends, working out, and watching movies.
A quote I like to live by:
“I am too blessed to be stressed.”
I am a senior in the Environment, Safety & Occupational Health Management (ESOH) program here at Findlay. I am involved in many different organizations across campus. I am the President of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Student Section on campus. I also am the Vice-President and the Communications chair for Theta Chi fraternity and am a member of the Oiler Environmental Safety and Health Organization (OESHO). In addition to being a student I also work part time at Whirlpool Corporation in Ottawa, OH in their Safety Department. I have been with the Whirlpool since my Freshmen year working part time during semesters and full time during summers and breaks.I am known across campus for my smile as well as my favorite quote that I have gotten everyone else in ESOH and Theta Chi to say which is “You don’t have to, you get to!”
I am a senior chemistry major. I am from Florence, Kentucky and my parents are John and Loretta Olmstead. My father is a computer programmer and my mother is a Job coach for high functioning disabled students in the local school district. I have a two year old Anatolian Shepherd along with two brothers, one older and one younger. My older brother has a disability called Angelman Syndrome and my younger brother is a freshman swimmer at Chowan University in North Carolina. I am member of the football team and I have dreams of playing professionally. After football, I plan on attending medical school and eventually becoming an orthopedic surgeon to treat athletes.
“Live a life without “What ifs”
I was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio. I have two older sisters that both attended the University of Findlay prior to me, and my mother works in the College of Education. So, there was no doubt on where I was going to attend college. I am set to graduate this December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Following graduation, I will begin my career in accounting at Marathon Petroleum. I have enjoyed the time I have spent at UF, and will cherish all the memories and friends I have made in my time here
“I work hard in the classroom, so I can have fun outside of it!”
I am in my fourth year of the pharmacy program and I am also a pitcher for the baseball team. I enjoy working out and hanging with friends in my free time.
A quote that I like would be:
“It is what it is.”