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Nicholls Family Day took place before the football game on Saturday, Sept. 16

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The Family Day Committee, comprised of representatives from several on-campus organizations,
hosted the event. Carly Clark, head of the family day committee, said the committee sponsored activities
geared toward family fun. Among the many, some activities included face painting and bouncy houses.
Food was also provided by Sodexo.

Clark said she was pleased with the event’s success. “Despite the nasty weather in the morning,
Family Day had a really good turn out. I would say we saw about 2,000 people this year.”
All student organizations and campus departments were encouraged to host a booth at Family Day.

Approximately 30 of those organizations participated. The Family Day booths competed in a contest and
were judged based on creativity, family friendliness and overall appeal. Each of the six judges were given
a diagram and score sheet to choose a winner.

The judges included three faculty members and three Nicholls students: Dr. Kaisa Young, assistant
professor of physics, Dr. Scott Banville, associate professor of english, Brittany Rhodes, instructor of
interdisciplinary studies, Peyton Chiasson, SGA’s director of student rights and grievances, Josie
Graham, SGA’s director of public relations and Drake Thibodeaux, SGA’s arts and sciences senator.

Graham said, “I judged the organization booths and I was really impressed with a lot of them. Most of
them had cool games for the kids. It was really great to see organizations reaching out to future colonels.”

Nicholls Education Association of Teachers won the contest and was awarded a framed family day
certificate.

Clark also explained that the university invited cross-enrollment students from Fletcher Community
College to Family Day; those students were allowed to get into the game for free.

Velvet Sky, a cover band from Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, performed at Family Day for
the third consecutive year. The band plays a variety of genres including alternative, soft rock, pop and
some country. Due to the mixture of music, Clark said that everyone seemed to enjoy the band.

When asked about her experience at Family Day, Katelyn Terrell, a Nicholls marketing
major said, “Family day was an awesome experience! I tailgated with my entire family and spent
the day cheering on my colonels! The food was good, the company was great and the atmosphere
was even better.”

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Nicholls Family Day took place before the football game on Saturday, Sept. 16