Photo | Tara Espinoza
The first in-person homecoming since 2019 kicked off on Oct. 18. With a week-long of events, school spirits and free Tech merchandise. The events started with a pep rally with the spirit squads performing and the homecoming nominees announced. Tabling for homecoming court was opened that night.
“Homecoming week is always one of the most stressful but amazing weeks. I have had on campus and this is the reason I love Tech,” Brock Jacobs, SAB vice president from Maumelle, said.
Tech’s got Talent prelims started with 9 students with 6 students moving on to the finals. Winners of Tech’s got Talent were Oakley Smith of Leslie, and Matt Moseley of Benton. Students also received free tickets to food trucks in front of Chambers cafeteria.
The Panhellenic Council sponsored Mock Rock, an event held in Tucker Colosseum where students enjoyed dances performed by Greek Life. “Mock was an amazing experience. This year we had the honor of working with Pike and due to our hard work, we got rewarded with first place. Being able to perform with some of my best friends was the best experience. It is truly one for the books,” Kaitlynn Vue, performer for Zeta Tau from Rogers, said.
SAB hosted big money BINGO in the Union, where students had the chance to win AirPods, Apple Watch, or a Google Nest mini. Bounce arounds, carnival food and free sweatshirts at Party at the Tower were handed out to students. There were photo opportunities with the campus ambassador Jerry at the event.
The homecoming ceremony was hosted at Thone Stadium, with the Wonder Boys following the ceremony. Briya Alford, junior from Conway, was crowned homecoming queen and Andrew Garrett, a senior from Benton, was named homecoming king.