Kor’ee Jackson and Jaydan Norris made history on Saturday at Eastern Kentucky University’s homecoming by becoming the first Black homecoming royal pair. 

This is the first time that the EKU Homecoming King and Queen are both Black at the same time. 

Jackson is the second Black Homecoming King to be crowned in the school’s history.

Jackson shared, “Being crowned made me feel blessed and gave me motivation in my career. It also lets me be a light and example for minorities and people like me that they can do great things and we are all special.”

Jackson is a senior undergraduate student at EKU from Louisville, KY. Jackson is working toward completing his bachelor's degree in music industry and recording arts. 

Jackson is very involved on campus with being a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma, American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Black Student Union (BSU) and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 

Jackson has a passion for music, that is why after graduation he hopes to open his own music business (that includes a studio) to work hand to hand with his brothers and other music groups to get their music to mainstream then Jackson would like to start a non-profit music orchestra. As a solo violin artist, audio engineer and producer; Jackson hopes to release his own albums with many different styles and instruments. 

Jackson even mentioned that sometime down the road that, “I also want to write books and poetry, and to be a motivational speaker.” 

Jaydan Norris is the third Black Homecoming Queen to be crowned in the school’s history. 

Norris shared , “I feel absolutely honored to be crowned EKU Homecoming Queen. I’m so grateful for this experience and to be a part of history as only the 3rd African American Homecoming Queen at EKU, this opportunity is one I’ll truly never forget.” 

Norris is a senior graduate student from Lancaster, KY. Norris is currently working on completing her public administration master’s degree this spring.

Norris is very involved on campus with being a Diversity Scholar, Rodney Gross Scholar and Freshman Academy Mentor. In the future, Norris hopes to explore career options in either the local or federal government.

“I feel absolutely honored to be crowned EKU Homecoming Queen. I’m so grateful for this experience and to be a part of history as only the 3rd African American Homecoming Queen at EKU, this opportunity is one I’ll truly never forget,” Norris said.

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