Andrew McCaffrey wins Homecoming

Andrew McCaffrey '21 has a deep connection to his platform of raising awareness for and supporting pediatric cancer patients. At ten years old, Andrew was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and would battle through several relapses before being declared cancer free eight years later. As a biology student with plans to attend medical school and pursue pediatric oncology, Andrew hopes to treat children experiencing similar challenges, utilizing his experience to inspire and empathize with those most in need. 

When given the opportunity to run for Homecoming Court, Andrew knew he would create a platform aimed at raising awareness for the unique struggles faced by children battling with cancer. He identified Special Love, a nonprofit organization that provides direct support to cancer families, as the beneficiary of his platform, and shared statistics on childhood cancer throughout his campaign.

After a week of campaigning with the support of the German Club, Andrew was honored to take first place in the Homecoming Court. Reflecting on the experience, Andrew shared these thoughts:

“It was incredible to have the opportunity to give back to a community which has played such a large role in my personal life. I want to thank the German Club and all others who helped to make my campaign a success. This was one week from my time in college I will cherish for a lifetime."

Andrew's win marks the fourth time in the last five years a candidate representing the German Club has won Homecoming. Other winning candidates include Pat Finn '17, Ryan Niblock '19, and Sam Dickerson '20.