Cody Olson and Karla Moses were crowned Shippensburg University’s homecoming king and queen on Saturday afternoon during halftime at SU’s football game against Millersville University.
The first runners-up were Trent Bauer and Mackenzie Brouse; Ruben Bourdeau and Lyndsey Koehler were the second runners-up; Shakir Alexander-Lewis and Jiyana Wright were the third runners-up and Travis Houtz and Shannon Minnis were the fourth runners-up.
Olson is a senior marketing and management major. Some of his involvement on campus includes serving as student director of SU’s new student orientation and as a member of the honors program.
Moses is a human communication studies major and a communication/journalism minor. Her on-campus involvement includes being a resident assistant for three years and serving as the promotions coordinator and staff bonding coordinator of the Activities Program Board.
In total, the 2017 homecoming court raised more than $14,000. All money raised by the court was donated to The Harbor in Shippensburg. The Harbor is a non-profit organization, which allows people to spend time together without the temptation of drugs or alcohol, according to its website.
The winners beamed with excitement as their family and friends gathered to congratulate them and take pictures after the ceremony. Olson said he raised more than $2,000 for the organization and was euphoric about winning homecoming king.
“It’s crazy [and] better than I expected. It’s awesome,” Olson said.
Moses raised $1,800. She was not expecting to win the title of queen, and could not believe that she won.
“I’m so blessed and so thankful to everyone that has been helping me throughout this campaign. I’m so happy to be helping The Harbor,” Moses said. “It’s just a great moment for me.”