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Student Group Wins My Pride Monday Photo Contest

Co-ed dance group TranscenDANCE recently gathered for a pizza party to celebrate winning Hofstra’s My Pride Monday photo contest.

The group’s winning photo consisted of three members selling tickets in the Student Center for one of their performances. This was one of the weekly My Pride Monday winners, in which the Hofstra community was invited to share their “Prides” – the groups of people they identify with. For the majority of the spring semester, students, faculty/staff and alumni posted photos on Twitter and Instagram using #MyPrideMonday to highlight the groups that make up the Hofstra Pride. The 10 winners were entered into a photo contest, where everyone was welcome to vote online to choose their favorite entry.

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The winning #MyPrideMonday submission, originally shared on Twitter by transcenDANCE.

Learn more about My Pride Monday and view all posts shared throughout the campaign here.

The group’s winning photo received 53 percent of the 212 votes. Members enjoyed a celebratory pizza party, where they took a break from studying for finals, bonded, and talked about what they love most about their Pride.

“This is the best family,” said Junior Health Science Major Jasmine Woods. “We’re a blend of personalities from a variety of backgrounds. What brings us together is that we all enjoy dancing and being with each other.”

Senior Public Relations Major Lorenzo Rosselli made note of his appreciation for the group’s accepting nature. “We believe that if you have a passion for dance, you should never be denied that outlet.”


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