Photo by Allison Woodland
The events of Alma College Homecoming events filled the campus with the arts, sports and reunion.
There were reunions being celebrated, and families of Alma graduates coming together in celebration of Alma College.
The big event that took place the morning of the 20th was the Homecoming parade. Groups from all over campus marched to show their Alma pride. Sororities, fraternities and clubs joined the parade, but the largest group participating was the Kiltie Marching Band.
“My favorite event of homecoming weekend is the parade,” said Elijah George (’20), one of the drum majors for the Kiltie Marching Band. “I love the excitement and representation from all the different groups on campus.”
Homecoming king and queen were announced at pregame of the football game. “Everyone who is on court is such an amazing person, so I feel like we have a great group people representing Alma on Homecoming Court. It’s going to be fun getting to spend some of the day tomorrow with everyone,” said Jennah Davis (’20).
Jacob Headlee (’20) was crowned homecoming king and Bridget Flanery (’20) was crowned homecoming queen.
“Having the opportunity to participate in Homecoming in such a unique way was amazing,” said Flanery. “Everyone on court was incredibly kind and fun-loving, this showed itself especially as we tried to “row” the boat down Superior St. I’m thrilled to be recognized by fellow students as queen but I’m so much more excited to continue to enjoy my last year at Alma enjoying the love, kindness, and respect my Alma family is generous enough to share with every member.”
The Homecoming football game has proved to be one of the highlights of Homecoming weekend. Alma won 51-16, winning Homecoming for the second time in three years.
The football team wasn’t the only group putting on a show at the football game on Saturday. Performances from the Kiltie Dancers, Pipe Band and more filled Balkhe Field.
George says that leading the Kiltie Marching Band in front of the homecoming audience is one of the highlights of their season.
“Conducting in front of a large audience has to be the coolest feeling I have ever experienced,” said George. “When I step onto the podium, I feel the emotion and excitement of the band. I love to conduct and conducting in front of a large audience truly enhances my appreciation for conducting and music.”
Homecoming week was capped off by an event in Presbyterian Hall, a combination of the Alumni Awards and a performance by the Alma College Choirs.