By Elizabeth Cheruto / Calendar Editor
Danielle Fudim, Elisa Castillo, Tori Ann Lerch, Amanda Calder and Rashi Doster are running for Homecoming queen while Rodrigo Perez, Raul Padilla and Jorge Reyes are running for king.
Students with a college services card sticker may cast their votes online for their favorite candidate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Thursday Nov. 14. The organizers of the Homecoming rally on the PCC Lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 12 said it was successful. The LAC Homecoming rally will be between the E and D Buildings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The football team and coaches are expected to attend as well.
Calder, 21, a criminal justice major, is running for queen, representing the TNT women’s social service club. She said this is her last year at LBCC and is glad to get a chance to finally participate in Homecoming, an opportunity she never got in high school. Reyes, 20, a nursing major, is the king candidate from the men’s social service club Tong. He said his winning would motivate Tong members.
Maya Cardenas, Student Life Coordinator at the PCC, said Homecoming has been an LBCC tradition and every year it has been successful. Derek Oriee, the ASB adviser, said, “Homecoming is a good opportunity for students to invite their families and friends to the school to experience an inexpensive fun time.”
Teila Robertson, the LAC Student Life coordinator, said the committee has done a great job with the preparations and they are all set for the big event Saturday, Nov. 16. Fudim, 21, a communications major, said, “I am graduating next semester and so I am running for queen for the first time, but also my last chance at the college.” Fudim was elected as candidate of the KCTY radio club.
Ashley Batts, 19, a biology major, said, “Tori Lerch is the best candidate to run for the queen representing our women’s social-service club. She is well-known by many students and she is involved in different activities.”
The enchanted forest tailgate event will be at 3 p.m. and the Vikings vs. Desert football game kicks off at 6 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. Organizers said they will provide free food, games and music during the events. Assistant football coach Mike Reisbig said he hopes the players will put on a good show and execute the game with limited mistakes.
The Homecoming court will be crowned at halftime.