Dentistry Dominates Homecoming Float Competition
Each autumn, the college's dental hygiene and dental students work with faculty and staff volunteers to build a float for the parade that kicks off Ohio State's Homecoming celebrations.
On Friday, October 5, the evening before the Buckeyes took on the Indiana Hoosiers at the Homecoming football game, dentistry's faculty, staff, and students gathered on High Street to cheer on the college's float. This year's award-winning creation featured an Indiana Hoosier "ghost" and a giant replica of Brutus Buckeye dressed as a "ghost buster." Armed with a ghost buster backpack, Brutus Buckeye's arm moved and his equipment made a plume of smoke as it was used to "bust" the Hoosier ghost. The float also featured signs that said, "Hoosier gonna call? Brutus Buckeye!" and "Hoosier dentist?"
As one of the most elaborate entries in the competition, the float won the top prize, giving the college its fourth consecutive first-place win. The award includes a trophy and a cash prize of $1000 that will help fund the construction of next year's float.
Dean Patrick Lloyd said, "More than anything else, this victory demonstrates the camaraderie our college values so much, and it shows that our dental hygiene and dental students can accomplish anything when they work together!"