United Kingdom 2021 Homecoming Royalty crowned
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 9, 2021) – Claire Dzan, of Louisville, Ky., And Preston White, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Were crowned Queen and King of Homecoming at the University of Kentucky in halftime ceremonies during the football match between United Kingdom and Louisiana Sate University Homecoming at Kroger Field Saturday night.
Claire Dzan graduated in Neuroscience and Spanish at the College of Arts and Sciences on the pre-med path. Her parents are Justin and Stacie Dzan. She is currently President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Director of Wildcat Wardrobe in the UK.
Preston White is a senior researcher and global researcher at Gatton College of Business and Economics and Lewis Honors College, seeking degrees in economics and finance and a minor in international business. He is the son of Jeff White and Holly Harrell. White is an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and DanceBlue Morale committee.
Homecoming Court is an important tradition at the University of Kentucky. Students are nominated to the court by their peers, and it’s a great way to showcase outstanding members of the campus community. The winners were determined by student voting earlier this week.
The other finalists for the King and Queen were:
- Amelia Burnett, daughter of William Burnett and Sandra Hope, a junior from Saratoga Springs, Utah. She is pursuing a major in computer science and a double minor in piano and mathematics. She is currently Secretary of the Engineering Students Council, Social President of the Association of Women of Computing Machines (ACM-W) and Secretary of the UK Creativity Club.
- Breona Link, senior from Bowling Green, Ky., Specializing in clinical leadership and management. She holds a minor in health advocacy as well as an undergraduate research certificate in human health sciences. Link is Leon and Angela Link’s daughter. She was appointed by the Student Activities Board of which she is the president this year.
- Molly Catherine Sullivan, a triple specializing in agricultural economics, marketing and management. She is originally from Campbellsville, Kentucky, and is the daughter of Chad and Carol Sullivan. Sullivan represents Delta Gamma, Student Philanthropy Board and Sigma Nu as their chapter sweetheart.
- Savannah Miller, a senior specializing in human health sciences with two minors in art studio and gender and women studies. She is the daughter of Carl and Judy Miller of Hazard, Kentucky. Miller is a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority, serves on the Pan-Hellenic Council as Vice President of Membership Education, is Chapter President of the Order of Omega Honor Society, and is a member of the DanceBlue Programming Committee.
- Gabriel Savage, of Louisville, son of Tiarra and Maurice Savage, a fourth year student at the University of Kentucky. He is doubly specialized in political science and corporate marketing with a minor in philosophy.
- Jeremy Middleton, the son of Jeff and Jackie Middleton, an elder from Salisbury, Maryland, who now considers Lexington his home. He is studying integrated strategic communication along the public relations path with a minor in business. He works at the UK Visitor Center as a tour guide and is also vice president of promotions for the Student Activities Board.
- Trey Coburn, a junior biology student with a minor in Appalachian Studies and a fellow of Lewis Honors College. He is the son of Molly and Scott Coburn. Coburn is involved in Phi Delta Epsilon and the Appalachian Health Initiative. He is also a resident advisor, undergraduate researcher at the Gentry Lab and tour guide at the UK Visitor Center.
- Sean Blackburn, a senior currently on track to earn an economics degree from the College of Arts and Sciences this spring. He is the youngest child of parents Kim and David Blackburn. Blackburn has served as a general senator for the government student association, as well as vice president and social president of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Earlier this week, Joel Paul Jr., a kinesiology junior from Orlando, Fla., And Alayna Tobo, a sophomore journalism student in Atlanta, Ga., Were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Black UK. The Mr. and Mrs. Black UK Scholarship Competition is presented annually by the Black Student Union and the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.