Court Reporting Club rep. wins Homecoming Queen for third straight year

Rick Gomez

After the Homecoming events held the past few weeks, Helen Eggleston of the Court Reporting Club was announced 2008 Homecoming Queen.

Eggleston was announced queen during the halftime show of Friday night’s football game.

The Homecoming events began three weeks ago when 22 women signed up to become this year’s homecoming queen.

The Homecoming adventure began on September 25th when all 22 women attended the meeting where Dean Ackland stressed to the women the importance of student involvement.

In the month of October, the Homecoming court and its clubs put up posters and passed out candy promoting their own candidate.

Eggleston was an underdog with other clubs like the cosmetology and the Kabarkada  club outcheering every other club in the events like the court introductions and the mock rally.

The closer the queen elections were, the more involved Eggleston’s club became. Eggleston’s club, Court Reporting Club, was seen all around campus passing out flyers to Cerritos College students on a daily basis.

In one of the final events before announcing Homecoming Queen, the mock rally, the Court Reporting Club was there supporting Eggleston, filling up the whole left side of the student center.

The month of October was filled with activities from the mock rally to float building.

In the mock rally, each princess chose a male student to represent and mock her.

The student center was filled with numerous laughs from the crowd as the men were answering questions in their feminine voices and dancing with their short dresses on.

Monique Meza’s representative, Ricardo Mendoza, cosmetology major, won the event.

“The mock rally was really fun,” Mendoza said.

Clubs spent the better part of last week building their homecoming floats for the halftime show.

The theme of this year’s floats was “TV Favorites.”

Eggleston’s club designed its float as Wheel of Fortune.

Of the 22 women that signed up to run for homecoming court, seven were elected three weeks prior to Homecoming Night.

Last Wednesday and Thursday, election booths were held 9 a.m to 2 p.m. and
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the SS patio, HS Patio, and the Food Court Patio to decide the crowning of the 2008 Homecoming Queen.

After the homecoming game, Eggleston was not only surprised, but also really excited.

“I didn’t think it was going to win. It was a really exciting experience though,” she shared.

Victoria Martinez, education major, stated that she wished Victoria Kennedy would’ve won.

She said, “She was really pretty and really nice and she deserved to win.”