E&H Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Claire Hogg, News Writer • cohogg16@ehc.edu

Courtesy of E&H Athletics Facebook Page and Ellen Hicks

Homecoming isn’t just about tailgating and football festivities with Emory & Henry alumni; on Saturday, October 21, Eli Worth-Jones and Annie Lenhart were crowned Homecoming King and Queen, respectively.

The two candidates were shocked, but excited to have
been voted by the student body. Worth-Jones, who hails from nearby Abingdon, Virginia, cited his amazement. “It was surprising. I never would have thought that I would be chosen as Homecoming King and was not expecting it, but I am honored to be chosen,” Worth-Jones said.

Lenhart, who is from Cookeville, Tennessee, was also very surprised. “It was really unexpected, there were
so many great candidates this year that I was shocked when they announced my name. I am very honored to have been crowned,” she said.

Along with both being senior Biology majors, Worth-Jones and Lenhart are involved in a myriad of activities on campus.

Lenhart is a cheerleader at E&H, a member of Blue Key National Honors Society, a member of Tri Beta National Biology Honors Society, a sister of Kappa Phi Alpha, a sweetheart of Pi Delta Chi, the current president of Greek Council, an Orientation Leader, the microbiology lab assistant, and is currently doing an independent research study.

Worth-Jones is involved in several organizations both on and off campus. At E&H, he is a member of the Honors Program, the Outdoor Program, the Bonner Scholarship Program, a brother of Theta Chi Epsilon, an honorary sister of Delta Omicron Pi, and he rides and co-manages the IDA and IHSA Equestrian teams. Off campus, he is involved in the Washington County Fire and Rescue, the Mount Hope Fire Department, Black Diamond Search and Rescue, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Lenhart and Worth-Jones spoke highly of their gratitude for the E&H community. Worth-Jones said, “I think the diversity of people at Emory and Henry and how we all come from completely different backgrounds is my favorite part about Emory. Although, as a community sometimes divisions arise, I truly think that the majority of people here actively try to move beyond those issues to make our campus a more inclusive place. That takes a lot of courage to do and that is why I am proud to be apart of the Emory and Henry Community.”

Lenhart talked of the small school environment that has allowed her to form connections with students and
staff. “My favorite thing about Emory is probably the people. This place is really unique in a way that people aren’t defined by stereotypes. Emory lets people blossom into whoever they want to be and provides a loving and supportive environment. I definitely wouldn’t get that one on one contact and support if I had gone to a bigger school,” she said.

After she graduates, Lenhart plans to take a gap year to gain life experiences and then apply to graduate schools to study Genetic Counseling. Worth-Jones hopes to serve his country either through military service or as a firefighter.

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