Kappa Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Sigma win Greek Week title

The skits competition, in which a fraternity and a sorority combine their students and their resources to create backdrop sets, create costumes, choreographed dances, act and entertain the audience and, most importantly, the judges, took place in the Jenny Craig Pavilion to wrap up a week of activities.

Having a theme of using Pixar-created movies, each paired organization — there were a few groups with three Greek orgs — performed a 10-to-12-minute skit that incorporated a USD affiliated storyline from such films as Cars, Inside Out, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story and Finding Nemo.

When the night was all over, the trio of Kappa Delta, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Sigma, who performed scenes in costumes from The Incredibles, finished second in the skit competition and it propelled them to win the overall Greek Week title. The group was also honored as the best fundraising group with more than $5,000 raised.

“It’s really great to see people who are so into it and so dedicated and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s hard work and effort,” said USD Kappa Delta chapter president Nina Paoloni, a junior psychology major and economics minor after the final results were revealed. “It’s great to have girls and guys who are so passionate about in all aspects — fundraising, dancing, all of the events, they really gave it their all. It was awesome.”

Equally impressive was the entire USD Fraternity and Sorority Life community, which raised more than $14,500 to support the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Research Center. It will specifically aid in research work being done by a doctor there to support a current USD student and Greek Life member who is battling a type of stomach cancer known as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

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