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A’Cappella Group Wins My Pride Monday Photo Contest

Sigma’Cappella has had many reasons to celebrate this semester. The co-ed a’cappella group, recently recognized as the University’s performance group of the year, won the ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal hosted on campus in February, and even opened for T-Pain at last month’s Music Fest. Last week, the group gathered in Hofstra Hall’s Parlor Room recently to celebrate winning Hofstra’s My Pride Monday final photo contest.

The winning #MyPrideMonday submission, originally shared on Instagram.
The winning #MyPrideMonday submission, originally shared on Instagram by group member Daylen Orlick.

Daylen Orlick, a sophomore marketing major from Reading, Pa. was the member who submitted the winning photo. His was one of the weekly My Pride Monday winners, in which the University community was invited to share their “Prides” – the groups of people with which they identify here at Hofstra. For six weeks, students, faculty and staff posted photos on Twitter and Instagram using #MyPrideMonday to highlight the groups that make the Pride special. The six winners were entered into a week-long photo contest, where the community could easily vote online to choose their favorite Pride.

Learn more about My Pride Mondays and view all posts shared during the activity here.

Orlick’s photo of Sigma’Cappella, color-coordinated in blue and black outside the Boston Symphony Hall, received nearly half of 611 total votes. The group enjoyed a celebratory pizza party in the Parlor Room last week, where University Archivist Geri Solomon shared stories about the building, campus history and potential hauntings.

“Us winning this photo contest not only shows the love and support we have received from the Hofstra community, but it also has been another amazing thing that we got to experience as a group,” Orlick said. “We love and cherish every opportunity and fun thing that is presented to us, and we are so thankful that this was one of them.”

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