(Photos by Kelly Ocock)
Winning in both 2015 and 2016, the sophomore class of 2019 took home the Nykerk Cup this past Saturday. The 82nd Annual Nykerk Cup Competition took place on Sat., Oct. 29 in the DeVos Fieldhouse. Freshman and sophomore women competed in song, play and oration for a total of six performances. The Hope and Holland communities come together for family weekend to support this Hope tradition and the performers.
This tradition, started by Dr. John Nykerk, is put on each year as a way to empower women as well as bring both the Even and Odd years together. Not only is this competition about the performers, but there is an executive board and students working to ensure that the night runs smoothly. These junior and senior students were previous members of Nykerk. Both classes performed in such a way that displayed true Hope character, tradition and passion. This year’s Nykerk Cup Competition was emceed by the General Chair and Mistresses of Ceremonies, Kelsey Payne ‘(17). The last time a class won Nykerk as both freshman and sophomores was in 2003. It was truly a night to remember.
Read more about Nykerk here.