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Hamlet brother, sister win Chadron State College Ivy Day king, queen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:51

Brother and sister Luke and Stacee Wright of Hamlet enter the Memorial Hall auditorium after being announced Ivy Day king and queen. (Courtesy Photo)


Chadron State College students “kept it in the family” when choosing an Ivy Day king and queen.

The royalty honors, which are determined by a vote of the student body, went to Luke and Stacee Wright of Hamlet, brother and sister who graduated Saturday, May 5. Their parents are Brian and Heidi Wright of Hamlet.

Ivy Day, which was last Friday night in Memorial Hall, was a big event for the Wrights. Luke and Nisha Durand of Salisbury, Dominica, were presented the annual Platinum Eagle awards, which are presented annually to one male and one female for “distinguished leadership and service.”

The Platinum Eagle is considered to be the highest honor a CSC student can receive.

The Wrights were presented with certificates of merit for being outstanding students in their fields of study – Luke in psychology and Stacee in business management.

Luke lists involvement in more than two dozen campus organizations, including a term as president of the Campus Activities Board.

Stacee also was recognized Friday for graduating magna cum laude and her service as an admissions ambassador.

Luke graduated from Wauneta-Palisade High School in 2007, and Stacee a year later.

This marks the first time a brother and sister have simultaneously claimed king and queen. Siblings Rachel and Austin Forster of Gordon claimed the crowns on separate years.

The winners of the royalty competition and Platinum Eagle were just some of the outstanding spring 2012 and winter 2011 CSC graduates who received accolades during Ivy Day.

The annual event, which has occurred at CSC every year since 1920, is sponsored by the Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies.

A total of 47 graduates were recognized with certificates of merit as outstanding students in their primary fields of study, or presented other special honors. The honorees included graduates who earned peer tutor certification from the College Reading and Learning Association, and those who served as Supplemental Instruction leaders and Admissions Ambassadors.