As Tech’s Homecoming week comes to an end, students anticipate tomorrow’s festivities.
The Tech Activities Board is in charge of Homecoming, and the chosen theme is “Tech on TV.” Every organization participating has a choice to compete in various events throughout the week to gain points for overall Homecoming champions.
“We have 19 organizations participating this year, which is up from last year because we only had 17,” Shelby Reagan, TAB adviser, said. “All the resident halls are participating also, which is new.”
This year instead of having spirit day participation points, TAB decided to have Welcome President Oldham Day today.
“We wanted to encourage students to go to President Oldham’s Investiture Ceremony,” Reagan said. “It is an important time for the university, having a new president and all, so we wanted to tie that in with Homecoming.”
TAB President Lindsay Adcock agreed.
“We have more participation points for the Welcome President Oldham Day because we really want students to go and support our President during the Investiture, so this is an incentive for students to attend,” Adcock said.
Some of the themes organizations are doing include “Veggie Tales,” “The Golden Girls,” “Kenan and Kel,” “The Flintstones,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “PokÃ©mon,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Smurfs” and “Hey Arnold!”
Monday’s event was a banner competition. Tuesday was “Jeopardy!” Night. Wednesday was a canned food drive and “The Amazing Race” field games. The week ends with today as Welcome President Oldham Day and tomorrow’s parade and football game.
The winners for each individual event will be announced throughout the football game, and the overall Homecoming champions will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game.