Believer4OakleyandWeaver: Kendall Oakley and Davis Weaver for Homecoming

Happy Homecoming week, Pitt! Still wondering who you should cast your vote for for homecoming king and queen? Learn more about two of the candidates: Kendall Oakley and Davis Weaver.

Kendall Oakley

Year: Senior

Major: Communication & nonfiction writing

Hometown: Churchville, PA (outside of Philly!)

Davis Weaver

Year: Senior

Major: Political science with certificates in African and global studies and a theater arts minor

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

HC: Describe yourself in three words.

Kendall: ambitious, dedicated and charismatic

Davis: caring, genuine and charismatic

HC: What are you involved in on campus?

Kendall: Blue and Gold Society, Delta Phi Epsilon, Pitt Tonight, Pathfinders and Omicron Delta Kappa

Davis: Pathfinders, PittStages, Beta Theta Pi, Keep it Real and Omicron Delta Kappa

Why did you decide to run for homecoming King/Queen?

Kendall: I wanted to run for homecoming court because I wanted to have the chance to represent Pitt to the fullest extent! I have had the privilege of getting involved in many awesome organizations that have made my Pitt experience incredible, and I hope running for homecoming inspires other students to get involved on campus. I ultimately want to help give back to the school that has given me so much.

Davis: I can’t imagine my life without the organizations, ambition and spirit of the Pitt community. The people I’ve met over the past three years have truly changed my life and shaped me into the person I am today. I wouldn’t be the Davis that you know if it weren’t for getting involved with our very own campus community. I’ve seen how much of an impact students can make when they exude pride for this fantastic university and apply themselves inside and outside of the classroom. That being said, I would love to represent Pitt as homecoming king as a way to give back to the school that has changed my life! 

What is your favorite Pitt memory?

Kendall: My favorite Pitt memory is staying the summers as a Pathfinder. I absolutely love my job and the fact that I’m able to make an impact on prospective students and incoming freshmen!

Davis: While there are so many, I had the chance freshman year to represent Pitt as a finalist for Campus Superstar, a singing competition where students from schools around Pittsburgh get a chance to perform and compete for a prize of 5,000 dollars. I’ve never felt so much pride and acceptance then when I finished my song. Hordes of Pitt students attended the performance and it was truly unforgettable to see so much support from the Pitt community! 

If you were Roc, what would be your go-to dance move on the field?

Kendall: If I were Roc, my go-to dance move would probably be the whip. It’s too easy and I’ve fully embraced how terrible of a dancer I am.

Davis: I’m working on my death drops, they’re a work in progress but I think they’re coming along nicely! (maybe a sneak peak of my progress coming Saturday…)

Remember to vote for homecoming king and queen on October 4 on MyPitt!


Photo Credit: All photos provided by Kendall and Davis