I would like to provide the inside scoop to everyone that wonders what exactly goes on at such an event. After passing through grouchy Border Patrol Officers, fraternity boys and their dates check in to the Holiday Inn on Ouellette Street. This hotel is literally .2 miles from the Detroit Winsor Tunnel, which always seems to be a faster route to Canada than the bridge, (although far less scenic).
Once checking in, the fun begins with a banquet style dinner and awards ceremony. Brothers are recognized for various reasons including four president's awards, which goes to a brother from each grade who goes above and beyond in their fraternity position held. Other awards are less serious such as "night-owl" and "strike-out of the year." My favorite award of the night was the "Rico Suave," jokingly this award is given to the brother with the best pick-up lines.
Next is where I come in, last year I was named Sweetheart of Sigma Phi Epsilon. At dinner I presented a paddle (pictured below) to the brothers.
|Emily Bunka and Mike Davis|
|Emily Bunka and Kelsey Finch|
Thats not all, after experiencing the wrath of customs, I am curious to hear about your experiences. Please share!