WEST LAFAYETTE — Syrus Fletcher and Kylie Smith, both recent Greenfield-Central High School graduates, were chosen to represent Purdue University, West Lafayette on the 2017 Homecoming Court. Fletcher is a junior majoring in industrial management, and Smith is a senior majoring in nursing.
The homecoming court is selected through an application procedure involving an essay and a résumé listing academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement. The seven king candidates and the seven queen candidates are chosen anonymously by a panel of judges compromised of faculty, staff, students, community leaders and alumni. The final step is a formal interview and then voting by the Purdue student body. Once chosen for the court, they act as ambassadors for the university by participating in numerous Purdue events.
Fletcher’s leadership activities have included Rising Professionals Old Masters Program, Association of Industrial Management Students, College Mentors for Kids, Krannert School of Management Mentors Program, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Krannert Doster Leadership Conference, Gimlet Leadership Honorary and School of Management Employers Forum Career Fair Host. He also worked the last two summers as an intern for Nucor Building Systems in Waterloo. He is a certified Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League Umpire for Oaklandon Youth Organization and St. Joe Little League in Fort Wayne.
Smith’s leadership roles have included Delta Gamma Women’s Fraternity, Nursing Christian Fellowship, Purdue University Dance Marathon, Nursing Student Council, Nursing Peer Mentor & Teaching Assistant, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Mortar Board Leadership Conference, and the Order of Omega Greek Honorary. She currently works for IU North Hospital as a patient care intern and was a past student nurse at Community Hospital Anderson.