The students at Grambling State University had an awesome homecoming week. The Favrot Student Union Board (FSUB) planned all events with hopes of keeping all entertained.
On Sunday, there was a university wide picnic at 2 p.m. with the gospel explosion following at 7 P.M. Student Government Association member Jonathan Allen and Miss Grambling State University, Jamesia Leonard, hosted the show. Jessica Reedy for BET’s Sunday’s Best was originally suppose to perform but because of miscommunication she did not. However, Jamar Dawson with the Church of Champions praise team filled that void.
The campus praise teams Entourage, Greater Purpose, Strong Tower and Campus Community worship center performed two songs each. It was a very spirit filled occasion. Fear Factor was Monday at 3 p.m. on the yard and the home going celebration for the opponent’s mascots, the Delta Devils, was at 7p.m. in the T.H. Harris auditorium.
On Tuesday the weather brought confusion to many. It went from hot to freezing in one night. The sidewalk step show was supposed to take place on the yard at 11a.m. but because of the weather students did not come out. Although the night got very interesting for the pajama jam, which began at 9p.m., people made their way to the men’s gym for the dance in the cold.
A wing and pie-eating contest was at 3 p.m. on the yard. The student talent show was at 7 p.m. in the T.H. Harris auditorium. Anya Washington, Abriyanna Hill, and Veondra Riley, who called themselves “sisters with soul”, won the $500 first place prize singing, “Endow Me”. In second place was senior Baldwin Lewis playing the piano and third place went to junior Karlie Robinson, who sang a medley of R&B greats.
Thursday there were various daytime events including face painting, wax hands and others. At 7 p.m. the comedy show featuring Double D and Arnez J brought tons of laughter to all who attended.
Friday was the 90’s concert featuring DJ Jubilee, Ginuwine, SWV, and Dru Hill. Both alumni and students filled the auditorium for the event. Then it was game day. On Saturday at 9a.m. there was the homecoming parade. Many students, faculty, alumni, and high school bands were all apart of the parade. Later on that day was the game, kickoff started at 2 p.m as the G-men took the field against Mississippi Valley. With the G-Men winning 30-24.
The day wasn’t over yet, everyone joined in the auditorium for the Greek show at 7p.m. The Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha took first place for the men, putting Phi Beta Sigma in second, and Iota Phi Theta in third. In the women’s portion the Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha received first, second place was to Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta received third.
The week was fun and full of excitement. Everyone is anxious and looking forward to Homecoming 2012.