A pair of Wheeling Park High School graduates have been selected to the West Virginia University Homecoming Court.
WVU seniors Morgan Glass and Kylie Parker, 2018 graduates of Wheeling Park, have been named to the 2021 WVU Homecoming Court, and they are now in the running to be named 2021 Mountaineer Homecoming Royalty. The Homecoming Court will participate in the Homecoming Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 on Morgantown’s High Street. The Homecoming Royalty will be crowned during a halftime ceremony at the WVU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 2 at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Glass, a senior biochemistry major, serves as the president of the Global Medical Brigades and as a research assistant for Dr. Paul Lockman. She has also served as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the Biology Department and as a student peer mentor in the Honors College. She is involved as a Student Government Association college senator for Davis College, Undergraduate Research Association officer and Mountaineer Maniac. Glass is a Foundation Scholar, Presidential Ambassador, Eberly Scholar, Certified Student Leader and WV PROMISE Scholarship recipient. She is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Association.
“As I am starting to experience many of my lasts as a student here at West Virginia University, I am reminded of just how special my time on campus has been because of every opportunity I was able to pursue here,” Glass said. “I quickly learned that this university is not just a place for me to experience, but a space to build and grow, spark change, create new paths – to Go First. To me, Homecoming Court offers a space to celebrate and encourage the student involvement and leadership that has shaped many of my fellow mountaineers and I to become who we are today. I am proud and honored to represent as a woman in STEM, advocate, scholar, and West Virginia native. I am so excited for the opportunity and wish my fellow student leaders on Court the best of luck.”
Parker, who is the current chapter president of Chi Omega Sorority, is a senior exercise physiology major. She serves as the Vice President of Global Medical and Dental Brigades, and she is employed as a medical scribe at WVU Medicine. Parker is involved with the Honor's EXCEL program, Exercise Physiology Club, and peer mentor and teaching assistant for the Honors College. She is the recipient of the WV PROMISE Scholarship, Scholarship of Distinction, Arista Cup (Panhellenic) winner and Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute selection. Parker is sponsored by Chi Omega Sorority.
“Being selected as a homecoming royalty candidate is an opportunity to share with others the importance of availing oneself to all the possibilities on campus at WVU,” Parker said. “ Through this opportunity, I am able to exemplify the mission statement of the university, serve as a role model and express the importance of getting involved while on campus. I truly can’t think of a greater honor than being named as 2021 Homecoming Royalty and conveying to my fellow mountaineers that campus engagement is the key to both personal and professional success in college. I extend my congratulations to my good friend and peer, Morgan Glass, and all of the other candidates.”