Homecoming weekend was just a week ago from today and this was probably my favorite one of the 4 I've been here for. Being a senior probably made me enjoy it more for sure but there were a bunch of reasons why it was more incredible this year than other years too!
I think I mentioned in my last post that I had gotten nominated to be on the Homecoming Court for this year so that added a lot to my enjoyment of the week.
On Friday last week, we had the 2013 Homecoming Variety Show and Coronation where they honor those on the court and then reveal the winner out of the seniors who win "king" and "queen." My parents came to the show to see me and took some pictures. (The spotlights were so insanely bright it was really hard to see!)
Me and my walking partner and fellow senior, Hayley, as we were being introduced.
The whole court! Freshman prince/princess, sophomore, junior, and then the 3 senior nominees.
Then we got to ride on the rotating stage as it turned around and the variety show started. (by the way, being on the rotating stage was one of our favorite parts of being on the court. A lot of people have that on their Loma bucket list and we got to do it!) It’s so cool that there have been so many talented people to come through Point Loma. From guitarists, to singers, and overall great people, Point Loma has exported a lot of talent!
So anyway, after the variety show, the court got to ride the stage around one more time! We danced as it spun and that was a blast. So then they introduced the 2012 (last year’s) Homecoming King and Queen because they were going to crown the 2013 (this year’s) King and Queen after the results were revealed. But before the results could be revealed, they got the 1983 (30 year’s ago!) Homecoming King and Queen to bring out the envelope!
They announced the king first.
“Your 2013 Homecoming King is… Orin Mozon!” (that’s me just in case you didn’t know who was writing this).
How exciting! It was a pretty surreal experience to win something like this for me. I was nominated to be on the court the last couple years but never made it past the questionnaire part. And then, my senior year, they let me in and I won! I was pretty excited!
And then the moment everyone was really waiting for, the Homecoming Queen! And it just so happened to be my walking partner, Hayley! I was super stoked about that too!
After last year’s royalty crowned us, they played that one song that goes “Celebrate good times come on doo doo doo do do do do doo.” We had rehearsed walking out formally, but when that song came on, Hayley and I decided to dance our way out so that was exciting too.
This was definitely an experience I’ll always remember.
Then to top it off, the next day, both PLNU men's and women's basketball won the homecoming game. The men's game went into overtime and I think it was the loudest game I've ever heard in the gym. The students here rock.
Man, I love my school. I'm so blessed to be here.
That is all.