Written for The Argo by Esmeralda Rivera
On Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, the Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma), held their annual pageant called “Greek God and Goddess” in the Campus Center Theatre, where members from different fraternities and sororities at Stockton competed for four awards and titles: People’s Choice, Money Maker, Greek God, and Greek Goddess.
The Money Maker, Greek God, and Greek Goddess titles were decided by a panel of judges invited to the event, while The People’s Choice title was decided by the audience. All of the winners would receive money to give to their organization. At the beginning of the pageant, all the contestants performed a choreographed dance together before presenting themselves individually and charming the crowd with lip sync battles, philanthropy presentations, and a formal wear contest, where they would answer randomized questions from the panel of judges.
Kevin O’Reilly, an economics major and one of the contestants representing APO, commented, “We showed up because we have a member who is both an APO and a Tri Sig, because we’re a co-ed fraternity, so she reached out to us and we joined… We just came here to have fun and hopefully get some money for a good cause.” For this event, they represented an animal shelter, hoping that their winnings would contribute to said shelter and its pet rescue programs.
Jordanna Vollaro, Delta Phi Epsilon’s representative, won the title of Greek Goddess in this year’s pageant. She is currently a senior majoring in Hospitality. She commented, “I had the honor of being part of Tri Sig’s Greek God and Goddess event. It was a really great event, and I really appreciate the time and effort that the sisters of Tri Sigma took to plan this event.” She mentioned how, as a fellow Panhellenic member, she understood how much work was required for the different events the sororities prepared, such as her sisterhood’s own competitive event, Deepher Dude. “I really love the sisters of Tri Sigma, and I’m really happy that I got to be a part of this and get to know them a bit better. I really had a great time, so thank you to the sisters of Tri Sigma, and I hope to stay in touch and do other events with them, as well,” Vollaro said.
Abriana Velez, a sophomore majoring in Social Work, also represented Delta Phi Epsilon, earning the Money Maker prize. This was her first event with another Greek organization, being a new member of DPE, and she enjoyed participating, saying that “it was so much fun, the girls were wonderful, friendly, and so welcoming. They took time out of their day to slow down the dance and teach me separately because I was struggling. Overall, the event was very fun, very well-organized, they put a lot of work into it… I would hope to collaborate with Tri Sig again.”
Tri Sigma will be present with the other Panhellenic sororities at the Mock Recruitment taking place on Saturday, December 3rd, at 12:30 p.m. in the Alton Auditorium. The form to sign up for Mock Recruitment is currently live on each sisterhood’s Instagram page, along with the form for Formal Recruitment, which will close on January 22nd.
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