Queen: Kaitlin Shadle
Senior Kaitlin Shadle, an elementary education major with a Spanish minor, walked out onto the soccer field with the other senior nominees for Homecoming Court 2008 in a bright red sundress, reflecting the vibrancy of her spirit.
Shadle did not expect to be nominated for homecoming court this year. She said she was joking with her friends about being on the court and received an email shortly after declaring her nomination to the court.
Shadle has been very involved with the Eastern community during her four years here. She remembered with fondness late nights her first year at Eastern, hanging out in the lounges of NCH, now called Sparrowk Hall.
After graduating in May, Shadle said she hopes to teach at an international school. She has looked into programs in China.
As the announcer on Saturday afternoon declared Shadle Homecoming Queen, she smiled and walked out to accept the flowers presented to her.
Shadle commented that she would like to thank the people who voted for her. She is honored to have been chosen by the Eastern community. Her advice to current students at Eastern was to make the most of the time you have at college. It won’t last forever, and even when it seems boring, there can still be memories to make.
King: Pedro Reis
Senior Pedro Reis appeared to be the most relaxed person on the soccer field during Homecoming. Wearing a button-up shirt and khaki pants, Reis seemed to put the people around him at ease.
A sociology major at Eastern, Reis is looking into Mission Year as a possibility for his time after graduation.
Applause erupted from the onlookers as Reis was announced Homecoming King. He casually accepted the title and walked off with Homecoming Queen Kaitlin Shadle after they acknowleded the crowd.
Though there were several people anxious to take photos of the Homecoming King and Queen, along with the Court, Reis wanted to express his thanks to Anne Dietrich for nominating him for the honor.