By HANNAH ABBATE, reporter
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Homecoming, centering on one of the biggest football games of the year for Sterling College, takes considerable planning. The events brings the whole community together for a morning parade, followed by an afternoon of football where the Warriors will face off against Ottawa University.
Because of the scope of homecoming, planning starts almost a month and a half in advanced.
“The T-shirts are kind of a big deal. You’ve got to get the designs out, choose the designs, and then ordering everything and making sure we have the funds for it is a major part of the preplanning,” Student Government Association President Drake Koops said.
Along with student designed and voted on T-shirts, SGA works with the registrar’s office to organize the lists for the royalty ballot.
“We talked with the registrar’s office. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is one requirement,” Koops said. “Transfers and freshmen generally don’t get put in there just because they don’t have the hours.”
Koops said he has already been approached by many people about the specifics of voting or about appearing in the wrong class list. These kinds of mix-ups are due to the lists that SGA receives from the registrar’s office, Koops said.
Voting closed Friday at midnight.
“The next homecoming kind and queen ballot will come out Monday, and that’ll be another two day period for people to get all their voting in,” Koops said.
Once voting is complete, SGA will contact the top voted individuals and make the final arrangements of sashes, flowers, past winners to crown this years winners, and making sure everything runs smoothly.
The homecoming football game will start at 1:30 p.m., and crowning festivities will be held during halftime on the field.