Austin and Magee crowned king and queen


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Aesha Magee and Keenan Austin pose for a picture after being announced Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned during halftime at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 12.

The 2019 Homecoming Queen and King winners were announced during halftime at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Aesha Magee,a senior health systems management major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming Queen and Keenan Austin, a senior biological sciences major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming King.

Magee has been involved in several organizations during her time on campus, such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and NAACP. She explained that her preparations began well before Homecoming.

“I have been preparing for Homecoming Court for a while,” said Magee. “I wanted to make sure that I presented myself in the most professional way possible.”

Magee described what she thought in the moments before the winners were announced.

“Before I was crowned, I prayed to myself and reminded myself that the results, no matter what they were, did not define me in any way,” shared Magee. “I was prepared to be happy for any young woman that got the title.  When I was announced, I was so overjoyed and could not believe it.  I began to get emotional because it was such a huge honor.”

Now that she has been crowned, Magee commented on how the title will affect her collegiate career and what she plans to do with it.

“Winning this title affects my college career because it allows me to accomplish a huge milestone during my time here and it allows me to have a title that I will remember for years to come, even once I’ve graduated,” explained Magee. “It is a memory and honor that I will forever hold in my heart. With this title, I plan to participate in different events on campus with other leaders, to further get to know my college peers on campus as well as be a source of motivation  and positivity for them. I’m looking forward to using the title to be representative of my university upon graduating as well as being someone that everyone feels welcomed to get to know and talk to.”

Magee thanked several people that aided her journey to becoming the 2019 Homecoming Queen.

“I would first like to thank God for allowing me to achieve such a wonderful milestone in my life,” said Magee. “Secondly I’d like to thank my running partner CJ, my campaign team, my friends, sisters and family for all their support throughout this process.  I’d also like to thank my lion family for their support and votes. I will be forever grateful for those who have helped to make this a wonderful experience.”

Austin, a senior biological sciences major, is a member of SGA, Project P.U.L.L., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Delta Omega Alpha.

“I would like to first thank God putting in the right positions to get to this point,” said Austin. “Next, my running mate Kayla Monlyn for being the best partner but an even better friend. My fraternity brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Nu pushes me to reach onward and upward towards everything I want. My friends for being beside through whatever. My family for the unconditional love. Lastly, every person at Southeastern who supported up close and from afar. Thank you.”