Football season is in full swing, and the fall weather is arriving just in time for the University of West Georgia’s homecoming celebration. With homecoming also comes the tradition of electing a King and Queen to represent the wolves each year. The candidates have been narrowed down and the voting is over for the 2015 King and Queen, but until the official announcement and crowing on (Saturday, Sept. 26, last year’s winners still hold the crown. As their year of homecoming royalty comes to a close, Hayley Wilson and Solomon Seaborn are able to reflect on their time at UWG and offer advice to the future crown holders.
“What I miss most about West Georgia is the close knit community and knowing I always had a support system surrounding me,” said Wilson.
During Wilson’s time at UWG she dedicated herself to various clubs and organizations, such as serving as President of Panhellenic Council, Vice President of Delta Delta Delta sorority, as well as a member of Blue Coats, and the Council for Exceptional Children and spending the summer as an orientation leader. Hayley Wilson graduated in April of 2015 with her degree in Special Education.
“Advice I would give to the Homecoming Court this year is to just be yourself and have fun with it,” said Wilson. “And to remember they have their organization they are representing and standing behind them and supporting them through it all.”
Wilson is very excited about coming back to crown the queen. One thing she’s looking forward to being surrounded by the UWG spirit once again and seeing other alumni. She credits her time here at UWG as “the best four years of her life” and was very honored to hold the title as queen.
Seaborn is still enrolled in classes at UWG with plans to graduate this December with his degree in Finance, but moved back home to Atlanta over the summer to be closer to his job and training.
“My time here at UWG has been awesome. I got the chance to hang with different diversities, attend parties and take a few road trips to Washington, D.C.,” said Seaborn, “Since I’m no longer in Carrollton, I miss seeing everyone every day and the conducive atmosphere.”
During Seaborn’s time here as an undergraduate student he was involved in Student Government Association, Blue Coats, BMWI, Richards College of Business Dean Council of Student Leaders, Zing, Campus Outreach and many more organizations.
“Winning homecoming King really impacted my life because it gave me the opportunity to spread the gospel to my peers.” said Seaborn. “It gave me a chance to share my story and hear other stories.”
After being crowned King and Queen at the 2014 Homecoming game the lives of Solomon and Hayley significantly changed. Wilson spent her summer break relaxing and spending time with her family and friends before starting law school in August at UGA. Seaborn is spending lots of his time studying for the Series 7 for a job at AIG as a financial advisor, working with a non-profit called BRAG Dream team and also mentoring middle school boys.