The 2012 Homecoming week was an event-packed week for WTAMU.
The entire week was filled with parades, concerts, and the torch-bearing Pigskin Review leading up to the Homecoming football game on Oct. 13.
“We hoped to grow the event by combining it with the concert,” Matt Maples, associate director of C.O.R.E. said.
Though there was no bonfire this year, WT President Dr. O’Brien lit the Eternal Flame along with Student Body President Nick Goettsche. The Pigskin Review was put together by the Student Alumni Board, the C.O.R.E. office and Student Government and according to Shaun Leutwyler, a junior Criminal Justice major and a member of the Student Alumni Board, set up for the Pigskin Review took all semester.
The event contained performances by the Maroon Platoon, WT band and three performances each by the WT Cheerleaders and Pom Squad. The big event of the Pigskin Review was the announcement of the Homecoming King and Queen Finalists. The three king finalists were Omar Garcia, Job Najera and Jeremy Tarango and the three queen candidates were Allison Ashby, Amanda Jones and Brianna Moore. The winners of the Spirit Competition went to the Maroon Platoon.
The Homecoming Parade followed on Saturday morning. The parade started at the First United Bank Center and traveled down Fourth Street. The parade ended in downtown Canyon Square, where Fair on the Square took place. A variety of organizations and local business had booths on the square. Afterwards, tailgating commenced at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium prior to the football game. The night ended with celebration as not only Jeremy Tarango and Allison Ashby were announced Homecoming King and Queen, but also WT shut out Abilene Christian University 36-0.