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2020 Homecoming Royalty

First Place: Andrew McCaffrey, sponsored by the GERMAN Club. His platform is Knockout Cancer with McCaffrey.

Second Place: Moj Nourbakhsh, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta. Her platform is Education Matters with Moj.

Third Place: JC Cepillo, sponsored the Filipino American Student Association. His platform is Project PUSO with JC.

Parker Barrett
My name is Parker Barrett, my Homecoming platform is Building Healthier Brains with Parker Barrett, and my sponsoring organization is Sigma Phi Epsilon. My platform is about mental health awareness and providing resources to student organizations.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Platform: Building Healthier Brains with Parker Barrett
When I grow up, I want to be a: Astronaut
JC Cepillo
Project PUSO with JC represents "Purposeful Unconditional Service to Others" and means "Heart" in the Filipino language. We focus on the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, you're powerful enough to make a positive impact on others!
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Manassas, VA
Platform: Project PUSO with JC
When I grow up, I want to be: Beyonce
Camryn Cook
Raising educational and nutritional awareness for childhood hunger in the New River Valley by striving to hold a dried meal event where these meals could then be donated to a local elementary school.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Food Science and Technology
Hometown: Castlewood, VA
Platform: Lend a Hand to Fight Hunger with Cam
When I grow up, I want to be a: Food research and development scientist
Laura Fortune
My platform advocates for children in the foster care system and those going through the adoption process. I hope to raise awareness within the community about how we can be involved and support the children as they find their future family and home.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Biological Sciences and Spanish
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Platform: Fostering Love with Laura
When I grow up, I want to be a: Pediatric oncologist
Wadel Goyol
The opportunity gap is caused by the disparities in education due to systemic racism and poverty. These cause a gap in the opportunities available to low-income and racially diverse communities keeping students from reaching their full potential.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Housing
Hometown: Morrisville, NC
Platform: Close the Gap, Build the Future
Seth Herndon
My platform raises awareness on unhealthy signs in relationships. I plan on holding an event with the Women's Resource Center of the NRV where we will provide after care kits to those in our community who are survivors of sexual or domestic violence.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Minor: Women and Gender Studies & Leadership and Social Change
Hometown: Abingdon, VA
Platform: Healthy Relationships with Herndon
Jules Jones
One in three young people will grow up without a positive role model. Project JOY: Jumpstarting Our Youth aims to educate our community, inspire our youth, and grow tomorrow’s leaders through outreach and initiatives in the NRV. JOY Starts with Jules!
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Minor: Business
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Platform: JOY Starts with Jules: Jumpstarting Our Youth
When I grow up, I want to be a: CEO of a tech start-up
Katie Leeper
My Homecoming campaign is centered around raising money for Virginia Tech's Cook Counseling Center. I want our students to have the resources necessary to deal with and heal from mental health disorders or abuse!
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Political Science and Multimedia Journalism
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Platform: Break the Silence to Save a Life with Katie Leeper
When I grow up, I want to be a: Reporter or Press Secretary
Andrew McCaffrey
In the U.S. one in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. This campaign is focused on providing support and raising awareness for all those pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Let's do our part to KNOCK OUT CANCER.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Platform: Knock Out Cancer with McCaffrey
When I grow up, I want to be a: Pediatric Oncologist
Moj Nourbakhsh
Our goal is to promote advocacy for women’s education across the globe. I am partnered with an organization called Prayosha in Mumbai, India that incorporates my same values in education. Education is a gift and I feel we should pay it forward.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Tysons Corner, VA
Platform: Education Matters with Moj
When I grow up, I want to be a: Pediatrician
Brendan Schuldner
My Homecoming campaign aims to raise awareness to the terrible impact bullying has on school aged children and make a difference in Blacksburg community schools and beyond by creating a comfortable environment for kids where they can feel heard
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Sparta, NJ
Platform: Battle Bullying with Brendan
When I grow up, I want to be a: Lawyer
Grace Stevens
My platform addresses food insecurity on Virginia Tech’s campus, since one in three Hokies lack access to affordable or nutritious food. My ultimate goal is to create an on-campus food pantry so that all Hokies have the food and fuel they need to succeed!
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: International Relations and Spanish
Minor: Sociology, Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, & Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Hometown: McLean, VA
Platform: SHARE with Stevens: Students Helping Achieve Resource Equity
When I grow up, I want to be a: United Nations Ambassador