On January 31, eight of UCF’s finest young men took the stage to compete for the title of Mr. UCF 2014. After five phases of competition and performances, Quinn Zagorc was awarded the title.

Zagorc is a senior from Tampa, Florida studying Advertising-Public Relations. Quinn performed a contemporary dance to “Edge of Glory,” and his platform that he will pursue during his year of reign is “Dance Up to Bullying.”

The following evening on February 1, 16 young women competed for the partner title, Miss UCF 2014. At the end of the evening, Catie Pires-Fernandes was crowned and given the opportunity to move on and represent UCF at the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant in June 2014.

Pires-Fernandes is a senior from Miami studying musical theatre. She showcased a vocal performance entitled, “Cut, Print, Moving On,” and her platform is “Environmental Awareness: Living on the EGDE.”

“The dedication of these contestants and the growth I have seen in each of them is incredible,” said Marelena Cruz, Mr. and Miss UCF director Campus Activities Board. “All 24 of them make me so proud to be a part of this program, and I look forward to working with Quinn and Catie as our new titleholders.”

Both winners received a $1,500 scholarship from the Student Government Association and the UCF Alumni Association.

CAB is an agency of the Office of Student Involvement in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.