Sarah Driscoll’s love for sports and cheering began when she was a student at Pittston Area. As a cheerleader, Driscoll knew how to excite a crowd.
And now, because of her work with Temple University’s Cherry Crusade, she’s leading her biggest cheering section yet. Driscoll, a 2013 Pittston Area graduated and a senior at Temple, was nominated for Homecoming Royalty by her peers. She’s a marketing major, and the Vice President of Marketing and Projects of the Cherry Crusade, Temple’s student-fan organization.
The king and queen will be selected Friday, Sept. 23 during a pep rally and will be celebrated during the homecoming game against Charlotte on Saturday.
“Everyone knows how much I love this school,” she said. “I’m a die hard Temple fan. I always wanted to be on a homecoming court and I’m always looking for opportunities to represent Pittston and my family.”
Driscoll has taken to several social media platforms for her campaign, asking students to vote for her.
While being a main figure in the 600-member Cherry Crusade, Driscoll is a member of Temple’s Sports Marketing Association and also a team captain for Hootathon, a student-run fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Any of the approximately 40,000 students at Temple University are eligible to be selected to the homecoming court. The committee takes applications in the first week of school and then select students for an interview. Driscoll’s interview lasted 30 minutes, she said. Now, she’s one of eight students vying for the respective crowns.
When Driscoll graduates in the spring, she hopes to work for one of the professional sports teams in and around Philadelphia. She loves event planning, she said. She currently holds a certificate in event leadership in sports and hospitality management.
Driscoll admits she didn’t know much about college athletics when she got to the campus of Temple. She was a Pittston Area cheerleader, but got injured later in her high school career and decided to join the pep squad.
“This is an opportunity to support my school,” she said. “It helps me be involved in the community and I have been able to use the Cherry Crusade to do that.”
And if she’s chosen on Friday, she said she would feel like the luckiest person in the world.
“I can’t put it into words how much all of this means to me,” she said. “I was able to find my passion through Temple.”
Driscoll is the daughter of Dennis and Liz Driscoll, Pittston, owners of Driscoll’s Home Center in Exeter.
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