West, Horsley Crowned Viking Days 2012 King and Queen
In true Olympic fashion, seniors Dylan West and Sanna Horsley were crowned King and Queen of Viking Days 2012 during Augustana’s “Opening Ceremonies and Coronation Show” Monday at the Elmen Center.
West is a psychology and exercise science major with a minor in religion and fitness management from Farmington, Minn. Horsley is a journalism and communications major from Sioux Falls, S.D.
Joining West and Horsley as members of the Royal Court are: Maren Engel '13, a music and classics major from Owasso, Okla.; Kayla Gerlach '13, a nursing major from Stickney, S.D.; Coral Hanson '13, a communication disorders major with a minor in mathematics and chemistry from Andover, Minn.; Kelly Wong '13, a biology and modern foreign language major with a minor in chemistry from Custer, S.D.; Paul Berndt '13, a biology major from Mankato, Minn.; Adam Jorde '13, a business administration and Spanish major from McLean, Va.; Gentry Pletts '13, a business administration major from Chanhassen, Minn.; and Thad Titze '13, a government major from Watertown, S.D.
The coronation, which was followed by an elaborate outdoor fireworks display, kicks off a week of Olympic-themed “Going for the Blue and Gold” homecoming activities at Augustana, including:
- The 59th annual Viking Varieties, the College’s student-led talent show, with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.
- The Augustana Thought Leader Forum featuring Dr. Sandra Looney, class of 1962, on “A Viking Chronicle: Your Stories and Mine,” at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
- The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, set for 6 p.m. on Friday at the Holiday Inn City Centre.
- Langskip 5k beginning at 8 a.m. and the Viking Days parade beginning at 10 a.m. on campus Saturday.
- The homecoming football game, where the Augustana Vikings will take on the Minnesota State Mavericks at 1 p.m. at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.
- Saturday’s Blue and Gold Gala, where the College will honor its 2012 Alumni Achievement Award Winners.
- And more!