On February 7, Biz Comm Senior Courtney Hastings was named Mar-Del Watermelon Queen 2015 at the Mar-Del Watermelon Convention held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland.  To win the title, Courtney had to interview with a panel of judges, write and film a 30-second commercial, give a three-minute speech, and answer an impromptu question on stage.  Courtney will now spend the year traveling the United States and Canada, making appearances, interviewing with media, and serving as a spokesperson and public relations ambassador for the watermelon industry and Mar-Del Watermelon Association.  She will compete for the national title next February in New Orleans.  Congratulations, Courtney!  (Photo courtesy of Courtney Hastings)