Briar Cliff's 2013 homecoming royalty: queen Grace McElroy (left) and king Shaughn Head. They were crowned on Sept. 26.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — You could say royalty runs in the McElroy family.
BCU senior Grace McElroy and Shaughn Head were crowned Briar Cliff University’s 2013 Homecoming Queen and King at Coronation on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
McElroy also hailed as the 2012 Sioux City RiverCade Queen and her mother, Teresa (Koster) McElroy, a Briar Cliff graduate, was named Homecoming Queen in 1989.
“It’s really cool to follow in my mom’s footsteps and to share her experience,” said Grace, who is majoring in English and secondary education. She is vice president for Student Government, Peer Advising Leader coordinator, a BCU cheerleader, a member of Cliff Singers, Residence Hall Association, Spanish Club and plays intramurals. Her father, Pat McElroy, also was on the 1989 Homecoming Court. The McElroy’s reside in Sioux City.
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A pre-med/biology major, Shaughn Head is the son of Tom and Connie Head of Palm Desert, Calif. He is in cross country, track and field, Residence Hall Association, SOURCE and League of Legends Club.
This year’s Homecoming, themed “I AM BCU,” offered many spirit-filled activities, like Coolest Cribs Contest, pep rally, magic show, Open Mic Night, Homecoming Dance and Mass. In addition, Charger fans enjoyed tailgates, soccer and football games and class reunions.
The Homecoming King and Queen were elected by BCU students. Court nominations were made by senior-status students.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and nine countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service.