Courtesy Photo - Chelsea Kubicek of Friend, Shane Manning of Fairmont and Kelsey Moore of Exeter have all been selected for UNL’s Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court will be presented and King and Queen announced during the Nebraska vs. Illinois game on Saturday, Sept. 27.
LINCOLN — Three local students,Shane Manning of Burress, Kelsey Moore of Exeter and Chelsea Kubicek of Friend have been selected for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln homecoming court. The homecoming court will be presented and the King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the homecoming game against Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Parents of these students are Richard and Mary Kubicek of Friend; Don and Joan Manning of Fairmont and Brent and Lori Moore of Exeter.
Chelsea graduated from Friend Public Schools while Shane Manning and Kelsey Moore both graduated from Exeter-Milligan Public Schools. Students are selected for the homecoming court based on academic excellence and their participation on and off campus.
The students were required to write essays about their college involvement; how they have made a difference and how they have personally grown from that involvement. They were also interviewed by a group which consisted of college staff and student representatives. The student body then votes for the king and queen.
Chelsea is a UCARE research assistant. She is serving as an interviewer and Senior Counselor for the Nebraska Human Resource Institute. She is a Regent’s scholar and currently a member and Vice-President of Mortar Board (a Senior National Honor Society). She is a Bible study leader for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She has been on Dean’s List for eight semesters.
Chelsea is a member of ASUN, UNL’s student government organization, and served as a Senator of this organization for one year. She is a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and is currently serving as the Vice President and previously served as the Foundation Chair. Chelsea has worked as a Memorial Stadium suite host, an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist to aid children with autism, and as a Conference Assistant for UNL housing.
Chelsea is also serving as a Dance Marathon Family Representative, and she is a member of the College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board. Chelsea will graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She then plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in this field.
Kelsey has worked for UNL in New Student Enrollment (NSE) for two years. In 2012, she was a NSE Orientation Leader that welcomed new students to UNL. In 2013, she served as a NSE programmer and planned the Big Red Welcome Street Festival, where over 5,000 students attended and more than 350 student organizations and businesses participated. In the upcoming year, she will serve as NSE staffing specialist. Kelsey has also worked as an Assistant Admissions Counselor; Memorial Stadium suite host and as an Assistant to the Memorial Stadium suite staff coordinator. Kelsey is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and has served on the Sisterhood Support team that helps educate new members, as Campus Activities chair, and is currently serving as President.
She has also been a member of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Student Ambassadors; served on a CBA search committee to hire an academic adviser; served as a Family Representative and Morale Captain for Dance Marathon; is a member of the student organization, Small Moments In Life Everyday (SMILE); and has been on the Dean’s List for five semesters. Kelsey is a Regent’s scholar and is in the UNL Honors program. She is a member of Mortar Board (a Senior National Honor Society) where she is also serving as a Homecoming Float Chair. Kelsey will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) in Management.
Shane worked as a Product Design Intern for John Deere of Cedar Falls, Iowa during the summer of 2014; while the prior summer of 2013, he was a Product Support Intern for John Deere. Shane has been involved in ASUN, UNL’s student government organization, and served as a Senator from the College of Engineering in 2013-2014.
Shane is a member of the College of Engineering Student Advisory Board and served as Vice-President in 2013-2014 and a Committee Chairperson in 2012-2013. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Scarlet Guard (UNL Student Alumni Association) for four years. He has also held leadership positions in Farmhouse Fraternity, earned Dean’s List honors for eight semesters, and volunteers at The People’s City Mission and other volunteer organizations. Shane is a member of Tau Beta Pi, an Engineering Honor Society.
Shane received the National Society of Collegiate Scholars award. Shane will graduate in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering.