Love was in the air last Wednesday for SHO Your Love Day, culminating in the second annual “Cutest Couple” competition.
The event was hosted in the Hamilton-WilliamsCampus Center and raised 614 food points to pay for food for future tailgates and other events sponsored by the Spirit and Homecoming Organization (SHO).
Sophomore Brittany Spicer, SHO’s public relations chair, said SHO puts on events throughout the school year to help raise school spirits.
“We put on SHO Your Love Day to boost the morale of students, especially since this is the time of the semester that students begin to stress about upcoming exams,” Spicer said.
Spirit Event Coordinator, sophomore Meghan Finke, said the event had “a little something for everyone.”
“We had free cookie decorating, free hot chocolate and have a Valentine making station where students could make valentine’s and have them delivered to your friends’ mailboxes,” she said.
The “Cutest Couple” competition featured four couples; seniors Cate Bailey and Spencer Schnell, seniors Caroline Block-Wilkins and Drew Daigneault, junors Brittany Hupp and Tom Horsfall and junior Philippe Chauveau and sophomore Lizzy Wynne.
“The main component of our event is a cutest couple contest, where we have students nominate couples weeks in advance, then vote using their food points,” Spicer said.
With 242 votes, Hupp and Horsfall won the title and a gift certificate to 1808.
“Brittany and Tom won because they are truly OWU’s most adorable couple,” Finke said.
The couple said being nominated and winning as an awesome feeling.
“Tom and I act pretty weird 90% of the time, but the fact we can act weird and be still be considered ‘cute’ is a beautiful thing and just one of the many reasons why we love this school,” Hupp said.