Greek Week comes to a close with Convocation

Campbellsville junior Morgan Murrell cries tears of joy to Bowling Green senior Laura Johnson during the 2013 Greek Convocation Sunday because Alpha Omicron Pi, their sorority, won the Karen Towell Sisterhood Award.

Kristina Burton

After a week of fun-filled events, WKU’s sororities and fraternities came together to find out who came out on top at the end of Greek Week.

At the Greek Week Convocation on Sunday night in the Carol Knicely Conference Center, Kappa Delta sorority came out on top as the overall sorority winner for Greek Week, and FarmHouse fraternity brought home first prize overall for the fraternities.

A photo slideshow of sorority and fraternity members flashed across a screen as the Greeks found their seats at Convocation.

Several awards were presented, including ones for Spring Sing, Greek Feud, Events Day and Tug.

In the midst of the awards, a video highlighting the best moments of Greek Week was shown.

Nick Sheeley, a La Grange senior and member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, spoke about how Tug Day was the highlight of Greek Week for him.

“It felt good to go out with a win for my senior year, having only placed before in previous years,” Sheeley said.

Crestwood freshman Kristen Payne, a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, said she really liked Spring Sing and getting to support her sorority in Tug.

“Watching Tug was fun,” Payne said. “We won two rounds and ended up coming in fourth overall.”

But Emma McAvoy, a Richmond sophomore and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, said she felt that Greek Week events really allow the sorority and fraternity members to better connect with each other.

“There’s a lot of time and hard work put into it, but it really helps us bond with one another,” McAvoy said.

Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member Samuel Knott, an Owensboro junior, said he felt Greek Week went really well overall.

“Our fraternity won Spring Sing, so I’m very proud of their effort,” Knott said. “I’m the Greek Events chair, so I would be the one yelling for people to get in their spots and do what they needed to do.”

Lexington junior Amanda Florence, of Omega Phi Alpha sorority, switched up her Greek Week involvement this year.

“I participated in Tug last year, but did Greek Feud this year,” she said. “Tug is definitely my favorite part of Greek Week, though.”