As the football team paved their way to another victory against Marshall, two students had even bigger reason to celebrate as Craig Premjee and Chelsea Snyder were named as homecoming king and queen for 2011 during halftime.The homecoming court consisted of ten students, all of whom were nominated by various organizations. Each member of the court was required to send an application to the homecoming board detailing their involvement on campus.
Each member of the court had recommendation letters sent in for them and all went through a panel interview with various UH staff members.
As a nominee for the honor last year, Premjee is no stranger to the homecoming court. A senior double majoring in Business and Management, he was nominated by his fraternity Kappa Sigma and the sorority Alpha Chi Omega. Premjee is currently the vice president of the Student Government Association, and has held many positions in his fraternity including president in 2010. He plans to graduate in December.
“It was really cool, this little kid asked to take a picture with me,” he said. “I even put the sash on him to take it.”
Premjee said he feels as though his fellow students make him most proud to be a Cougar.
“I love how diverse our campus is,” Premjee said. “I feel like everyone really gets along.”
He joined his fellow fraternity brothers after the announcement to watch the game and cheer on the football team in their victory against Marshall.
Chelsea Snyder Public Relations senior,is the president of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, which nominated her for the role of homecoming queen.
“It blew me away,” Snyder said. “I was so shocked. I just kept telling myself to remember to smile.”
Her fellow sorority sisters congratulated her on the field immediately after her crowning moment.
“It was just the icing on the cake after all the hard work I have done here,” Snyder said.