ASU Students Gather to Celebrate Homecoming Week

snowy weather postpones events

By Mason Hightower
On October 29, 2020

Photo By Madison Wallace:
Homecoming committee members hard at work at Sunday's spirit board compettion.
This event kicked off a week full of ASU Homecoming activites.


ASU’s student organizations are competing this week in the annual Homecoming Week events to be awarded first place in the Homecoming festivities. This year the Mardi Gras theme is in full swing in all of the events.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the students met at the alumni center for the first event: the spirit board competition. This event is a new one for Homecoming Week, replacing the Brisket Cook off of previous years due to COVID-related regulations. Groups of five painters from each organization worked all day to create their team’s spirit board. In addition to paint, some organizations added feathers, glitter and other decorations to their designs. Designs ranged from Mardi Gras masks to Roscoe and Bella, and one team even designed their board based on the popular online game Among Us.

The spirit board competition’s victors were ROTC in third place, Catholic Newman Center in second place and AMAS in first place.

On Monday evening, the 38 Homecoming King and Queen nominees were presented to the campus via a virtual livestream on the ASU Facebook page. The nominees were announced with the names of the organizations they represented and were asked to answer a question for the audience.

The 10 finalists that make up the Homecoming Court were announced at the end of the ceremony. Finalists for Homecoming King are Blaine Todd, Eryck Rodriguez, Austin Krambeer, Xavier Johnson and Chris Sepulveda. Finalists for Homecoming Queen are Crimson Fuentes, Tyler Coonrod, Linda Abernathy, Samantha Sosa and Kaitlyn Lopez.

On Tuesday, the CAF served a cajun feast in a Fat Tuesday style event leaning into the Mardi Gras cuisine. Tuesday evening was also intended to be a movie night, but due to the icy weather that struck the San Angelo area, movie night was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday evening following the Dance & Chant competition being held in the Junell Center.

The Dance & Chant competition featured teams from numerous ASU student organizations performing choreographed routines to popular music and sounds. The finalists who will move on to the Dance & Chant Finals on Friday are: AMAS, Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta Rho, Delta Zeta and Pi Kappa Alpha.

After the competition concluded, students stuck around to watch Disney’s “The Princess and The Frog”

More Homecoming festivities are coming your way, Rams & Rambelles! Check out our previous homecoming article for the full schedule!

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