New king and queen will reign for Homecoming

Two newly elected Homecoming Court members hug in excitement as their names were announced. Following the elections, a meeting was held where the members learned of their responsibilities to come.

Two newly elected Homecoming Court members hug in excitement as their names were announced. Following the elections, a meeting was held where the members learned of their responsibilities to come.
The Lion's Roar/Nate Callaway

At any school, homecoming has always been a tradition. From high school to college, it carries on. The week activities and events leading to the home game all represent a week for school pride and enjoyment. 

The court is run through the Student Government Association and members of the student body run for a spot on the court. SGA helps them get prepped and ready for their duties. Every year a new round of court members are elected. To enter, students must be part of at least two student organizations, free of academic or disciplinary probation, a full time student and have at least a 2.5 GPA. 

As announced in the Student Union Breezeway on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., the Homecoming Court winners were: Justin Archote, Justin Bankston, Neil Bourgeois, Seth Leto, Duncan Martin, Austin Rogers, Nick Wylie, Taylor Drude, Maya Gauthier, Maria Goddard, Cierra Heckman, Maggie Hinson, Chelsea Loupe and Haley Loyacano. 

Bankston expressed his excitement for his new position on the Homecoming Court and intends to allow members of the campus community to see how much they are involved in endeavors.

“If you actually look into what it takes to be on Homecoming Court, you get to see that ‘hey these guys actually have a pretty good rep around campus and they really keep their hands in the pot,’” said Bankston. “We actively participate in the school life and it’s just a really good opportunity to get to represent the students and Southeastern as a whole.”

The elected freshmen senators contributed new input to school activities. Requirements include being a member of at least one student organization, free of any academic and disciplinary probation and being a full time incoming freshman. 

Those elected as freshmen senators were Aaron Tuminaro and Alberto Valenzuela.

The Homecoming Court carries responsibilities such as being a representative of the entire school and helping make decisions to improve the university and events. The freshmen senators also participate, acting as a new voice that the SGA looks for. 

The Homecoming King and Queen who will represent the students in a respectful and dignified manner will be announced at the Homecoming halftime show on Saturday, Oct. 22.