I was so excited when I found out I was able to be in the U of M's Homecoming parade. Here at the U, Homecoming is a huge deal...even if we may not win the football game. The big parade Friday night shows off all the great things about the University and the state. Numerous campus clubs (Engineering club was right behind me), Greek organizations, other royalty, our President of the University, and lots and lots of local organizations were all showcased in the parade. It was so cool to be one of those! During the parade is was so encouraging to look out into the crowd and hear cheers and see smiles from my Alpha Chi sisters, friends in the Greek community, friends from the dorms last year, and classmates. I was having the time of my life and it was awesome to have their encouragement. Although it was freezing and I was almost shaking from the cold, the energy from the entire crowd kept me going. In keeping with the theme of this year's homecoming, Legendary U, this appearance was one for the books.
Ready to get started!
I had a wonderful time getting to know Tim, my driver for the night. So awesome I got to show off his car in the parade
It was SO COLD but too much fun
Smile and wave
Felt like a rockstar = ]
My mom and I
Keeping my coat on before the parade
I loved hearing cheers from my friends in the crowd
The energy of the crowd was amazing
Talking to a sweet little girl