Homecoming Queen Candidates

Rubina
Sarwal

Junior

School of Management

“Comet Spirit means acknowledging that I will get out of my college experience what I actively put in. It means embodying the type of driven, creative and compassionate culture I see, and that I hope to continue to bolster.”

Megan
Badejo

Senior

Interdisciplinary Studies

“Comet Spirit is the fervor I put behind my effort to support my peers in whatever venture they want to pursue. I am fully invested in the success of the people who call themselves Comets. If I can help them succeed, then I have succeeded as well.”

Lilian
Le

Senior

Interdisciplinary Studies

“Comet Spirit means having a quality that makes people turn their heads and wonder what makes you so different. It means loving everyone in sight, encouraging them when things get hard, showing them kindness, and offering a respect they have never felt before."

Alexis
Longoria

Senior

Interdisciplinary Studies

“I have been fortunate enough to be a member of the Spirit Program since my freshman year. At first, spirit meant dancing and cheering at campus events in the vibrant orange and green, but over the years, Comet Spirit has grown to mean much more to me.”

Olivia
Keomoungkhoun

Junior

School of Management

“We have more than 300 student organizations on campus, hundreds of languages, majors and walks of life, and we wholeheartedly embrace them. Comet Spirit is coming together to acknowledge and celebrate our differences.”

Homecoming King Candidates

James
Penney

Senior

Engineering & Computer Science

“We all feel the same excitement to know we are part of a growing university. People talk about the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself, and at UT Dallas Comet Spirit is exactly that.”

William
McKiernan

Junior

School of Management

“Comet Spirit is a sense of pride and appreciation for the wonderful institution we attend. It is a great privilege to be here, and to be provided with the resources we are given by a hardworking administration.”

Christopher
Poncinie

Senior

Natural Science & Mathematics

“Comet Spirit means having that unspoken understanding with all other Comets, both past and present, that UT Dallas holds a special place in your life and that you owe many experiences to this great university.”

Allen
Rodriguez

Senior

Engineering & Computer Science

“Each student belongs to a community much larger than themselves. Really, we are all one family trying to honor this university and everything it has done for us while embodying Comet Spirit.”

Asa
Hisamoto

Freshman

School of Management

“Comet Spirit means being proud of the institution you attend, having a positive attitude that helps you work hard on and off campus, and understanding how great of an institution we are in.”