By Tilynn King / Staff Writer / Twitter: @grownlilies

Seven Homecoming candidates gathered Tuesday, Oct. 13, to discuss the plans for this year’s court activities, rules and regulations and to receive their sashes.
The elections will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the PCC and Thursday, Nov. 5, at the LAC.

The Greek- and Roman-themed event and the tailgate party, which will include an obstacle course that has to do with traditional Greek or Roman games, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Veterans Stadium parking lot before the Viking football team battles Citrus at 6 p.m. The royalty court will be presented during halftime.

The Homecoming committee brainstormed and selected the theme. ASB coordinator Sylvia Garcia said, “The students wanted to have something that could bring all the clubs together and they seem really excited about it.”

Joy Abubo, 20, Film Major
Joy Abubo, 20, film Major

Joy Abubo, 20, a film major, was the chair of the Homecoming committee last year and couldn’t run for the title. This is Abubo’s last year at LBCC and she said she wants to leave doing something big. She said, “I feel like I’ve done a lot here so I feel like it’s one of the last things that I can do. I asked myself what do I have to lose.” Abubo said she loves to be involved in school activities and volunteer.




Jessica Alcala, 19, psychology major
Jessica Alcala, 19, psychology major

Jessica Alcala, 19, an honors program member and psychology major representing the Ladies of Latina social-service club, does avid volunteer work. She said she loves kids and she’s running for queen because “I’m really shy and I’ve never been outgoing, so I thought this would be a great way to break out of my shell and get to know people and it would be something fun to do.”




Stephanie Casas Garcia, 25, Kinesiology Major
Stephanie Casas Garcia, 25, kinesiology Major

Stephanie Casas Garcia, 25, a kinesiology major, used Nicki Minaj’s song “Moment in Life” to describe her feelings toward running for queen, saying, “Tomorrow’s never promised, so I just want to enjoy it and be grateful for each and every moment.”

She wants potential voters to know she values the support because “It’s such a beautiful thing to be like yes, I believe in you, go for it, I think that’s really special.”


Alexia Duarte, 19, pediatrics major

Alexia Duarte, 19, a pediatrics major, said she is running to make a difference, be a representative of the school and to help her club PNK. Duarte, whose mother runs a daycare center, said she loves helping out with kids at the Child Development Center at LBCC and does a lot of volunteer work whenever she can.




Heather Levinger, 30, Radio/TV Major
Heather Levinger, 30, radio/tv major

Heather Levinger, 30, a radio and TV major, wants potential voters to know she believes she can live up to all the expectations of queen. She said she is a fun woman who has a lot of fun on campus and becoming queen would be a great experience. Levinger said she is also running to represent and bring more light to the KLBC Radio Club.




Jeremiah Miro, 19, Undecided Major
Jeremiah Miro, 19, undecided major

Jeremiah Miro, 19, an undecided major, is representing Tong, a men’s social-service club. He said he’s running for king because “I think it would motivate me to branch out and talk to people and it seems like a fun thing to do plus it goes on your transcripts.” Miro does volunteer work whenever he can and helps in his community.




Alex Wallace, 26, Radio/TV Major
Alex Wallace, 26, radio/tv major

Alex Wallace, 26, a radio and TV major, is a big sports fan. This is Wallace’s first semester and he says he’s running for king because “Even the new kid on the block can get involved with something like this and go far.”





More information is available by contacting student life administration assistant Pamela Garrison at, in EE102E at the PCC or Student Life Coordinator Teila Robertson at, in E207 at the LAC or by calling (562) 938-4978.