My name is Donny Morgan, and I am representing my fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, in this year’s race for Homecoming King.
First things first, I would like to say that it is both an honor and a privilege to play a role in this time-honored tradition here at Virginia Tech, and I will do my best to portray both my fraternity and my school in the greatest of fashions.
Ever since I became a student here at Tech, I strove to make the most of my collegiate experience and to do as much as I could.
Coming from a military family, the transition came to me a lot more naturally. Having lived all across the globe, I have learned to be open to the views and beliefs of others and to try new things.
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So, with these values in mind, I took the opportunity to become as involved as possible, both inside and outside of the Greek community.
"The Most Interesting Smiles In The World" campaign actually came to me upon realizing where I was in the grand scheme of life.
Being a senior in college and realizing that I was on the cusp of being immersed into the "real world," it became a little unsettling. After dwelling on this fact, I then remembered a quote I came across a long time ago by Dr. Suess which read, "Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened."
This immediately resonated with me and my situation and, at the same time, tied in perfectly with my DJing personality, DJ Smiles.
So whether I am serving the community and my laundry list of organizations as Donny Morgan, or I am helping people have a good time at their event as DJ Smiles, I know that I am someone who lives and breathes Tech's motto, Ut Prosim.
With all of this being said, I believe that I can be a positive role model to the student body and an even better representative of Tech as 2011's Homecoming king.