O∆K celebrates 2021 Homecoming traditions

Published: September 20, 2021

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Established in 1928, O∆K is the oldest honor society at Auburn University. O∆K recognizes students who exemplify leadership across campus and pursue excellence in five phases: scholarship, athletics, service, communications and arts. Additionally, O∆K established the tradition of Homecoming at Auburn. O∆K continues to help plan this annual week by hosting the Cake Race, Float Competition and Miss Homecoming festivities.

The 93rd Cake Race will take place Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. with the starting line at the Hayley Concourse. This tradition began in 1928 by Wilbur Hutsell, the track coach at the time, to discover possible track team recruits in the freshman class. The student body will vote on this Miss Homecoming candidates throughout the week with the winner announced at halftime during Saturday's game, with President Gogue and Gov. Ivey assisting in the ceremony.

"It is the traditions that enrich this University that make Auburn such a special place," said O∆K Director of Miss Homecoming, Amanda Warren. "We are so honored to celebrate the history of Auburn and highlight these women and their platforms, who serve as role models for present and future Auburn woman."

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