Virginia Tech crowns 2011 Homecoming King and Queen
Virginia Tech's 2011 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Oct. 22 during the Homecoming football game against Boston College.
A photo gallery of Homecoming highlights can be found online.
Sue Buyrn, sponsored by Sigma Kappa sorority, and Kyle Amonson, sponsored by The German Club, won this year's titles.
Homecoming Queen Sue Buyrn of Chesapeake, Va., is a senior double majoring in psychology in the College of Science and philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. She is the Sigma Kappa house manager for the Oak Lane community and president of Virginia Tech’s Panhellenic Council, which serves as the elected governing body for the university’s 12 National Panhellenic Conference sororities. She is also involved with Virginia Tech’s Student Government Association, the Commission on Student Affairs, and various community service initiatives.
Homecoming King Kyle Amonson of Purcellville, Va., is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. He is a battalion commander with Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets, leadership chair of The German Club, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. Amonson has also served in student leadership roles through working as a Hokie Camp counselor and student director and as a transfer orientation guide.
The process of selecting the king and queen began with 34 applicants. The selection committee narrowed them down to 16 court candidates. After weeks of campaigning, Buyrn and Amonson won by receiving 34 percent and 27 percent of the votes, respectively.
Both Buyrn and Amonson are available to serve the university community by making special appearances at events, conducting emcee duties, and other similar services. Those interested in scheduling them for an appearance can email Monica Hunter, associate director for student centers and activities at Virginia Tech. More information on Buyrn and Amonson and the other Homecoming Court members is available on the homecoming court website.
Written by Jennifer Gibson.