During halftime at Saturday’s football game, the 2019 homecoming king and queen, Reagan Dugan and Christa Green, respectively, were announced.
In total, Dugan received 196 votes and Green had 141. Director of Student Activities Alex Whitford said 540 people cast votes in the election.
Green said she was actually more nervous about the homecoming court announcement last year when her husband Alexander was the 2018 homecoming king. This year, she said she just felt fear and excitement when the mob of friends ran towards her.
“In that moment, it felt semi dream-like,” Green said. “It was almost like an out-of-body experience. It’s a wonderful moment of getting to see all the people you care for running towards you.”
Green said she and her husband laugh about how he was the 2018 king and she the 2019 queen.
“We jokingly wore our crowns and sashes together in our apartments as we did dishes,” Green said. “It’s very sweet and honoring. Neither of us expected it, but both of us feel that the other deserves it.”
Green is a senior psychology major and German minor. Upon graduation, she plans to move back to the Pacific Northwest with her husband and get a master’s degree in social work with the hope of starting her own nonprofit for foster children, teen moms, or abused women.
Homecoming king Reagan Dugan, who is also the Head Resident Assistant at Simpson Dormitory, said he was honored to win and to give the guys “something to get excited about.”
“I was happy the other guys in the dorm got to get excited about it,” Dugan said. “I appreciate being elected homecoming king, but it mattered more to them. They made the memes and everything, so they got to feel like they accomplished something.”
Dugan has been an RA in Simpson since his sophomore year. He said the dorm is his favorite part of Hillsdale.
“It’s weird to think of being a senior and being the guy I looked up to as a freshman,” Dugan said. “When I think of what the most ‘Hillsdale’ part of Hillsdale is to me, it’s the dorm.”
Dugan is a senior classics major from Kansas City, Kansas. Reagan’s grandfather, Ron Dugan ‘58, crowned the homecoming queen during his time at Hillsdale.