Homecoming week shows school spirit

Many events are scheduled for the week including a brisket cook-off and dance marathon

By Sydney Faison
On October 5, 2018

Graphic by Zach Vigil -Minyard

Students and faculty can look forward to step show finals, a pep rally, a bonfire and many more activities Oct. 7-13.

Homecoming week kicks off Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning with the brisket cook-off. The week will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 13 with Ram Jam, the parade and the Rams football game.

There will also be a free concert starting at 1:30 p.m. at Ram Jam featuring Parker McCollum at the LeGrand Alumni Center.

The theme this year is Deep in the Heart of ASU. Students are encouraged to dress in blue and gold while embracing southern roots.

The homecoming committee members discussed the many obligations that they must fulfill to make the week a success.

Connie Hernandez, senior and brisket cook-off chair, said she must order the briskets, find entertainment and judges, decide on food, manage the washer tournament and complete many more tasks. Hernandez is serving her third year as brisket cook-off chair. Celeste Clayson is on the committee as well.

Many of the members said they want to make sure everyone is involved and excited about homecoming.

The Ram Remembrance Ceremony will be on Oct. 9. There will be a candlelight ceremony remembering Ram family members—students, alumni, faculty and staff—who have passed away from Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018.

On Oct. 10, there will be a dance marathon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network at Shannon Hospital. Heidi Weiler and Katelyn Banister are the dance marathon chairs.

The blue and gold party and blue and gold relay will be on Oct. 11. During the party, blue and gold powder will explode on those who attend.

Carissa Hogeda is the step contest chair, and Rowan Upton and Devin Vasquez are the bonfire chairs.

"The most rewarding part of being in the homecoming committee is to see all the homecoming traditions come to life and see the whole school participating in them," Karli Raggio, senior and homecoming co-chair, said.

Former Queen Claire Parker is the homecoming king and queen chair.

"I joined the homecoming committee because I wanted to be a part of small group that is like a family who works so hard to keep ASU traditions [and] campus relations with organizations thriving while making the experience fun," Claire Parker, senior, said.

The homecoming committee encourages students and organizations to sign up for and participate in all of the events.

Undergraduate and graduate students will be sent an electronic ballot via email with nominees for homecoming king and queen. The king and queen will be announced at 4 p.m. at the LeGrand Stadium.

For more information, go to angelo.edu and search "homecoming." Student organizations and community members can fill out a registration form there.

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