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Homecoming royalty proud to support Boys & Girls Club

White, Gonzales led Homecoming court’s efforts to raise more than $3,600

November 10, 2014

At Blinn College, even Homecoming royalty quickly learns that it’s all about serving your community.

Kelsey White, a freshman from Alvin representing the Agricultural Club, was crowned queen and Brenham’s Dallas Gonzales, representing the Future Teachers Organization, was crowned king at Blinn’s recent Homecoming game.
Both White and Gonzales were nominated by their classmates, and raised money for the Washington County Boys & Girls Club as part of the Homecoming court. The king and queen raised more than $2,000 of the $3,665.89 that was donated to the Boys & Girls Club and presented at halftime of the football game.

“The whole experience was positive and I got to meet people who could help me in future studies,” White said.
Gonzales said that homecoming royalty in college is much different than his experience in high school.

“Homecoming in high school is all about the popular vote,” Gonzales said. “Here it is something that I was nominated for by my classmates, and it included responsibilities.”

As a member of Blinn’s Ag Club, White was already very familiar with community service. Last year, Blinn’s Ag Club totaled about 3,700 hours of community service at 127 events. The club partnered with organizations such as 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Coastal Conservation Association of Texas and Texas Parks & Wildlife in organizing and staffing events, and also volunteered at livestock shows, ag mechanics shows and county fairs. Last month, the Ag Club volunteered approximately 11,000 hours at Washington County Fair.

Following her time at Blinn, White plans on attending Texas Tech University studying agricultural business with a minor in finance with a hope of working in agricultural sales.

Gonzales was nominated by the Future Teachers Organization, a student organization that interests young men and women in the teaching profession and offers its members the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become successful teachers.

“This was a chance to get our club names out there and serve the community,” Gonzales said. “Teachers are a service to the community and so this was great experience for me because this is what I want to do.”

Registration is currently open for Blinn’s Winter minimester and Spring semester. The Winter minimester runs Dec. 19-23 and Jan. 5-15, and registration is available through Dec. 18. Registration for the 16-week Spring semester is open through Jan. 19, with classes beginning Dec. 20. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

PHOTO – Kelsey White (Alvin) and Dallas Gonzales (Brenham) combined to raise more than $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County as part of Blinn College’s Homecoming festivities. White was nominated by the Agricultural Club, while Gonzales was nominated by the Future Teachers Organization.