BHSU crowns Swarm Days King & Queen

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, September 19, 2014/Categories: 2014

           Chase Vogel, business administration-economics and finance major from Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lorrin Anderson, corporate communication major from Winner, were crowned the 2014 Swarm Days Kind and Queen during coronation Thursday.  

Chase Vogel and Lorrin Anderson were crowned 2014 Swarm Days King and Queen at coronation Thursday night.

Vogel, a business administration-economics and finance major from Cheyenne, Wyo., is Student Senate president and assistant complex director for Pangburn Hall. He also has been involved with Alternative Spring Break.

Anderson, a corporate communication major from Winner, is Student Senate vice president, vice president of administration for the Black Hills State University Presidential Student Ambassadors and the senior residence assistant for Heidepriem Hall.

"This is an honor and we&rsquore very thankful for it," Anderson said. "We&rsquore excited for the rest of the week, especially the alumni banquet, and the parade on Saturday. We can&rsquot wait to get out in the community and have the community help us celebrate Swarm Week."

"The energy on campus has been great this week," Vogel said. "And being able to represent the rest of the student body is humbling. We&rsquore going to carry this energy into the game on Saturday."

Other nominations for king were: Forrest King, political science major from Hill City Brady Bisgaard, physical education major from Belle Fourche Graham Wickwire, psychology major from Aladdin, Wyo. and Colton Nickelson, mass communication major from Philip. Queen candidates included: Kelsey Dvorak, history education major from Sturgis Shaina Johnson, pre-med biology major from Porcupine Mary Mitchell, elementary education major from Eagle Butte and Michelle VanTassel, exercise science major from Philip.

Dr. Lois Flagstaff, vice president for student life at BHSU, said that the Swarm Days King and Queen candidates excel academically, demonstrate leadership and participate in University and community events.

Swarm Week festivities continue today with the Alumni Awards luncheon, Hall of Fame dinner and KBHU 40th Anniversary reunion. On Saturday, the Swarm Days Parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a tailgate social at 11:15 a.m. and the Swarm Days football game at 1 p.m.

"I really enjoy seeing the students come together for all the activities on campus," said Krista Steinbeisser, exercise science major from Sidney, Mont. "I can&rsquot wait to see the school spirit on Saturday."

For a full schedule of Swarm Days activities, go to

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