The week of Oct. 12-16 was packed with foods and events led by campus organizations including: Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Activities Board (CAB), and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) leading up to the homecoming football game on Oct. 17.
Monday’s events included a color run followed by Chick-Fil-A provided by SGA.
“The best part of the run was knowing we could get Chick-Fil-A after, I would definitely do it again for more Chick-Fil-A,” freshman Lindsey Kauffman said.
Tuesday was filled with salsa dancing and SGA provided Taco Bell burritos and tacos.
Wendy’s was the food of the night on Wednesday and the first ever Sterling College Fields of Faith, led by FCA, also took place; a national event done across the country that revolves around student testimony and the Bible.
Packing homecoming week and spiritual emphasis week together was new territory for everyone but with there being more event cancellations due to COVID-19 the two were combined to one week.
“It’s one week a year where to really empathize that part of our heritage and who we remain as an organization and an institution,” Chaplain Paul Brandes said.
Thursday included donuts, pan bread, field games, and pumpkin painting.
A bonfire and s’mores was Friday’s theme, and a specialsecond chapel of the week that featured Alumni Pastor Joe Skillin.
Homecoming coronation and football game ended the week on Saturday. Seniors Modene Watie and Ethan Richardson were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.
“I was really awkward because I didn’t know where I was supposed to go or what I was supposed to be doing,” Waite said. “I was also really happy that all my family got to be there to see it.”