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Griffith and McElroy named 2022 WVU Homecoming Royalty

  Griffith and McElroy named 2022 Homecoming Royalty

Morgan Griffith and Paige McElroy were announced as 2022 WVU Homecoming Royalty in a ceremony during the Homecoming football game Saturday. (WVU Photo/David Malecki)

An expanded week of Homecoming activities filled with school pride and tradition culminated at West Virginia University today (Oct. 29) with the crowning of Morgan Griffith and Paige McElroy as the 2022 Homecoming Royalty.

The announcement was made during the halftime ceremony at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against TCU.

Selected by their peers during two days of voting, Griffith and McElroy were surrounded by members of the Homecoming Court and family, the Mountaineer Marching Band and tens of thousands of cheering fans, including alumni, attending the game at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Griffith, a graduate student in human resource management and member of the Honors College from Avon, Connecticut, serves as a student ambassador in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and WVU Women in Business. She was sponsored by the WVU Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

McElroy, a senior advertising and public relations major and member of the Honors College from Miamisburg, Ohio, serves as a student ambassador in the Reed College of Media, vice president of the Project 168 Society and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. McElroy was sponsored by the WVU Panhellenic Association where she serves as president. 

Other candidates include: Raeanne Beckner, a senior dual journalism and multidisciplinary studies major from Bridgeport; Lillian Bischof, a senior dual chemical engineering and finance major from Wheeling; Sohan Daniel, a senior sport and exercise psychology major from Chantilly, Virginia; Amaya Jernigan, a senior biology major minoring in addiction studies from Waldorf, Maryland; Lauren Moore, a graduate student in business data analytics from West Milford; Rylan Nemesh, a senior mining engineering major from Allentown, Pennsylvania; Olivia Steeley, a senior nursing major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Raafay Uqaily, a senior biomedical engineering major from Morgantown.