KD zombies take home title in 10th Unity Step Show

Kappa Delta celebrates after winning the 10th Annual Unity Step Show presented by Kappa Sigma Thursday evening in the Downing University Center Auditorium with their zombie themed dance. Proceeds from the night went to the March of Dimes, an organization that “helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threatens the health of babies.”

Taylor Harrison

Kappa Delta sorority took first place in the 10th Annual Unity Step Show on Thursday night in the crowded Downing University Center Auditorium.

The room burst with KD pride when the results were announced, with sisters around the room erupting in cheers and rushing the stage when their team’s name was called.

Second place went to Omega Phi Alpha sorority — who won the past two years — and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority placed third.

The event, hosted by Kappa Sigma fraternity, raised more than $3,700 for the March of Dimes.

Other sororities that stepped were Phi Mu and Alpha Xi Delta.

But a sorority didn’t perform the first step of the night — the men of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, performed the first step of the night.  

The participating organizations had a wide variety of themes incorporated in their dances, ranging from “Most Wanted Steppers” to “Mean Girls.”

KD’s theme was “Zombies” and the performance featured a zombie apocalypse. Cincinnati senior Kayla Spelling, one of the KD performers, came up with the idea for the theme.

“I’m really strange and weird,” Spelling said, “and I love horror films, and we were trying to think of something that was going to be different and crazy and kind of scary and so I thought, ‘Why not do a zombie apocalypse that hit WKU?’”

Throughout KD’s performance, a video played in the background showing WKU being attacked by zombies.

Winchester senior Jessica Meibers said she believes the video set them apart from the competition.

The KDs started practicing for the step show at the end of January, about two times a week and for four hours total each week, said Cincinnati sophomore Kristen Foltz.

“We put our all into every practice that we had,” Foltz said.

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Vice President Sarah Root coached the KDs for the Unity Step Show.

“We really love the KDs, the KDs love AKAs, and it’s just really nice to always hook back up with them because they’re fun, spirited people and they’re good girls,” Root said.

Suzanne Adkisson, a Versailles senior, said the KDs haven’t won since she was a freshman in 2009.

Adkisson said it was even better that she got to do it in her last year as a KD.

 “Winning this kind of made me feel that I did my part and that I’m leaving KD with a good, positive note and a great memory to leave with,” Adkisson said.