Written by Catherine Weddle
Last weekend, Adrian College hosted its first Homecoming since the shut down of large gatherings due to COVID-19. Yellow and black filled the campus on Sept. 18 as students and alumni prepared for the battle between the Adrian College Bulldogs and the Greenville Panthers.
The day started with a parade full of Adrian police officers, firefighters, Greek life and athletic teams, including Adrian’s newest teams, men’s and women’s rugby. Each float represented a different organization that holds an important spot in the Adrian College community, and lucky bystanders were showered with candy as the trucks rolled by.
The 2021 Homecoming court nominees graced the parade with their big smiles and shiny gold sashes. Seniors of Adrian College voted all week for who they wanted to represent their class as Homecoming king and queen. After days of excitement and anticipation, Homecoming queen Bailey Henry, and Homecoming king Donald Moses, were crowned at halftime of the football game.
“It was an amazing experience to say the least,” Moses said. “I’m super honored to be named homecoming king not only for myself, but for wrestling and the teaching department at Adrian College.”
The tailgate activities taking place in the parking lot of the Merillat Fitness Center crowded the campus all day. The parking lot was filled with tents, cornhole and even a tiki bar. As alumni reminisced on old memories, current students created new ones.
“I am so grateful I was able to experience a Homecoming my senior year,” Emily Bowers, Adrian student, said. “ Last year’s seniors were not able to say that and I don’t take it for granted.”