Taylor Hanska: A Homecoming to Remember
This year’s homecoming looked a little different than it has in the past. With more events to celebrate on Bison Hill and a packed campus, it definitely was a homecoming to remember. With the many events going on during the week and throughout the weekend, I am so glad I was a part of this year’s homecoming.
Senior year is full of lasts, but this year, I was so excited to be part of new traditions on campus: the Homecoming Parade and Homecoming Dance. Through being involved in the Student Government Association, I was able to help plan and set up for the Homecoming dance and the parade. These were two of my favorite events and I’m so thankful I got to be a part of something that will be here even when I leave. The new tradition of having a parade on campus took hours and hours of planning, meetings, and quite a few phone calls, but it was a hit! People came from all over Shawnee and campus to see the first OBU Homecoming parade since 1954.
The parade began with the band and cheerleaders leading, followed by six floats from the social clubs on campus, then the Harvest Court nominees riding in the back of two different Jeeps. The parade was small but effective and there is definitely room to grow. After the parade, students and parents went to the football game to cheer on the Bison as they faced Northwestern State University. The game got off to great start and ended with a Bison victory!
After the game, SGA spent hours decorating and setting up for the 80’s themed homecoming dance. The dance was a hit as students danced to music from the 80’s and the present. I was so thrilled with the turnout for the parade and the dance, and I think these two new additions to the Homecoming tradition are here to stay. Happy Homecoming, Bison Hill!