Emily Cernic has been crowned the 2012 Homecoming Queen at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar crowned Ms. Cernic at a ceremony held Saturday, September 29 in the gazebo at the campus’ University Square. Ms. Cernic, a senior civil engineering technology major from Johnstown, was sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Members of the Queen’s court are: first runner-up Jessica Repovz, a senior psychology and nursing major from Yukon, Pa., sponsored by Kappa Zeta; Ashlyn Ahearn, a senior early childhood education major from Pittsburgh, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Delta and Delta Chi tied for second runner-up with Jessica Tardio, a senior biology major from Pittsburgh, sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Dance Ensemble; and fourth runner-up Sierra Lasko, a senior biology major from Mt. Pleasant, Pa., sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma.
Pitt-Johnstown’s 2012 Homecoming weekend, which is the culmination of the schools 85th anniversary celebration, kicked off Friday evening with a fireworks display on the campus mall and a live performance by the band Shades of June. The weekend also included the annual Homecoming parade followed by a performance by Pitt-Johnstown’s own “mad scientist” David Willey and a live zoo.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.
Photo: Pitt-Johnstown President crowned Emily Cernic as the 2012 Homecoming Queen at a ceremony held today as part of the school’s Homecoming celebration.