Homecoming week is here at Texas A&M University and with it lots of entertainment, food and activities for all of its former and current students
This event has taken place here for many years now and is a traditional celebration for the return of sports such as football and basketball. Throughout the week, students have welcomed this season by holding lots of activies, such as a homecoming recycling competition, homecoming start-off, talent show and many more. “Homecoming means a lot to me because it is an opportunity for our college community to get together to show off our pride as a university. It brings together different cultures to combine a family like no other” said Senior Student Jake Gonzalez, who is currently running for Homecoming King along with nine other students.
Homecoming kicked off this Monday Oct. 10 at the Student Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates who were running for Homecoming Queen and King were trying to get students’ votes by giving away food and prices and by promoting themselves. “Homecoming is a tradition that brings students together by having different social events, it’s a really cool tradition” said Freshman student Alexia Lucero who attended the event. “There were plenty of people, candidates, and foods of all kinds. This is a great way of attracting students to coexist in a great environment like Kingsville” she added.
Another event that took place during homecoming week was the talent show. The talent show was held at the Jones Auditorium at 7 p.m. this Oct.11. Students of different races and customs came together to celebrate homecoming by showing off their skills and talents. From dancing to singing, students entertained the audience and those who came to watch the talent
show were given a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win goody bags. Freshman student Generoso Lopez said “The talent show went great, I really enjoyed the diversity among the talents we were shown, from singers, comedians, dancers to even jugglers, which made the show even better”.
Coming up this week, a basketball game will be held at 10 p.m. this Oct. 11 at the Steinke Physical Education Center as a welcome to the sport. The annual Homecoming Recycling Competition will be held throughout the week and the cans will be collected on Oct. 15 during tailgate, for those who wish to participate.
The top three individuals who collect the most cans will receive a price. After that, the welcome to homecoming football game will be held and the winners of the King and Queen titles will be announced. This is a great opportunity for all students at Texas A&M Kingsville to get that college experience and be part of the Javelina Nation.
Homecoming ceremony will be held this Friday, October 15th at the Javelina Stadium at 7 p.m.