As UCF opened its doors to the families of the over 58,000 students enrolled this semester for the annual Family Weekend festivities, the LEAD Scholars Program opened the doors of the Pegasus Ballroom for an event featuring lunch, prizes and camaraderie with other LEAD families.

LEAD Activities Director Hayden Kaehl said, “The LEAD Scholars Family Weekend Brunch is a great opportunity for the family members of current LEAD Scholars to interact with their students and bond with fun activities, enjoy a delicious meal before the football game, and get acquainted with the parents and family members of other LEAD Scholar students.”

Families were entertained with various contests and a video. Second year Chelsea Trynz said, “My family really enjoyed seeing all of the connections that I have made within LEAD Scholars and how much I have grown as a leader since high school.”

As plates of assorted lunch items made their way to tables and information about the LEAD Scholars Program was shared, families began to integrate with each other and expand a bigger family- the Knight family, just as the weekend hoped for.

LEAD Scholars is a program of Student Leadership Development in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.