Nykerk Madness

Hey there!

Last weekend was family weekend, but more importantly it was Nykerk. Nykerk was absolutely amazing!!!! It has been my favorite thing about Hope so far. Nykerk is a competition between freshmen and sophomores (even and odd year). And this year even year won! The competition has three parts to it. 1. A song with motions and props 2. A play 3. An oration. Panels of judges judge theses three categories.

This year the class of 2014 had the largest amount of song girls in the history of Nykerek, which is 76 years! A total of 140 girls stood cramped on the bleachers at the Civic Center. The Civic Center was completely packed with people.

Nykerk definitely brings people together and allows for a lot of good comradely. I was in song and absolutely loved my song coaches. They were hilarious and made our two hour practices a lot of fun. Also, in Nykerk, the girls are moraled by their morale boys. It is a great opportunity to get to know other people. The props in the song were also a lot of fun. The even year song was “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” and the odd year song was a melody from the “Wizard of Oz”. Both even and odd year did a great job. I will definitely being doing Nykerk again next year. If you want a fun way to be involved on Hope’s campus then Nykerk is the way to go. I cannot even describe how much fun it was.

1-4 Song Girls!


Civic Center

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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