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Meet Your 2009 homecoming queen
Kylie Tielke
Antelope Staff
2009 Homecoming Royalty: Nate Summerfield and Sarah Nordhues.

On Oct. 15, the night of UNK’s annual lip-sync contest, Sarah Nordhues, from Kearney was crowned UNK’s homecoming queen.

Sarah Nordhues grew up in Kearney and is the daughter of Bob and Patti Nordhues. During homecoming week, Nordhues represented Loper Liaisons. Nordhues, a junior elementary and special education major, is immensely involved in campus and community activities. She is vice president of recruitment for Alpha Phi, a chancellor’s ambassador, a student diplomat, a summer advising and enrollment student leader, a former member and co-captain of the Sapphires Dance Team, a member of the Student Education Association of Nebraska and the Kappa Delta Pi secretary. On top of her busy campus schedule, Nordhues also works in the office of admissions giving tours, teaches dance at Just for Kix and works at Old Navy.

“When I do have time between my busy schedule, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and babysitting. I love kids, and I love to travel,” Nordhues said.

Being crowned homecoming queen for Nordhues was a surprise and an honor.

“I was surprised, but it was more of an honor. I know it’s a big deal, but at the same time I was just grateful to be representing UNK,” Nordhues said.

According to Nordhues, representing UNK as homecoming queen is a way to express her dedication and loyalty to UNK.

“I feel that as far as students, I know a wide variety of them, especially because I help with advising and the freshmen orientation. It’s a good thing to know so many of the students. When I look back, I knew two of the previous homecoming queens, and I look up to them. People knew them and recognized them and their accomplishments,” Nordhues said.

According to Nordhues, UNK is just the place to grow and to be involved.

“I like UNK so much because I enjoy all of the personal attention I get as a student from faculty and all other administrators on campus. This has definitely been a place that has allowed me to grow as a person and has given me the opportunity to be so involved in many things,” Nordhues said.

In the near future, Nordhues plans to teach kindergarten to third grade students in a destination that is currently unknown.

“My future is pretty basic, but I love kids and that’s what I want to do. I guess the last thing I can say about UNK is, ‘Go Lopers!’” Nordhues said.


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