Homecoming Court makes its ‘world’ debut

Nicolette Aguirre, Associate Arts Editor

Homecoming week, which is themed “Around the World,” will hold a multitude of events and will crown a queen on Saturday during the week of festivities.

Each nominee shared how she felt about being nominated and thoughts on why students should vote.

Marnie Arcilla of the Kabarkada Club said, “I was really excited. At first we were both nominated, me and my sister, so I was surprised when I made it.

“Students should vote for me because I feel like I am a pretty good representative of students on campus, since I’m involved in other clubs, as well, I feel like I can be a good voice for students if they have any ideas or suggestions.”

Areal Hughes of the Queer Straight Alliance Club said, “I was actually really ecstatic. My escort, who’s going to be my escort on Saturday, was actually the one who nominated me. Someone believed in me enough to think ‘Hey, I believe she can do it.’ To be a queen, you have to have grace, class, humility, leadership and kindness; and I believe I have all of those traits.”

Homecoming hosts different events. Monday was the Homecoming Introductions, where each candidate was formally introduced to the school; an Activity Night was also held Tuesday.

 

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

· Homecoming elections will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

· The Mock Rally, which is when the nominees are made fun of by male counterparts and give performances, will take place at the Student Center on Thursday at 11 a.m.

· The Homecoming queen will be announced at the football game, during the halftime show on Saturday at Falcon Stadium at 7 p.m.

 

The nominees also gave reasons and thoughts on running for Homecoming queen and some of the objectives for this week.

“Running for Homecoming is very meaningful, because you are representing a club on campus. It’s kind of like you are the (woman) of the campus; literally, you are the queen and you’re trying to represent Cerritos College and students,” Samantha Vasquez of the Order of the Falcon Club said.

Jaci Navas, who is actually the only nominee that is not representing a club, said, “Yeah, I’m excited. The reason why I’m running for Homecoming queen is because I’m not feminine, but I’m still a beautiful young (woman). I just happen to be LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and I love tuxedos, so (I’m going to) wear a tuxedo.”

Alejandra Luz of the iFalcon Club said, “I’m very excited for it, but I’m nervous at the same time because I don’t know how I’m going to get through this, but I’m going to have great friends who are going to go and support me. I have to work really hard and make a lot of flyers.”