Homecoming, on Saturday, Oct. 19, with an array of new activities, attracted the largest crowd in many years. It was also the first Homecoming in many years at which all students were required to be on campus.
The day began with the soccer team taking on an alumni team that Athletic Director Dale Plummer called “a virtual all-star team.” The talent paid off and after a back and forth game with some great play from both sides, the alumni won the spirited contest, 4-3.
During halftime, the three seniors on the team, Sean O’Donnell, Matt Culbertson, and Brad Standen, were asked to stand on the field with their parents. Then their mothers were given roses.
Other morning activities included a baseball game; a Meet and Greet in the Strine Learning Center, which gave guests the opportunity to meet with the academic faculty and enjoy refreshments; musical entertainment by Nick and Mike at the Pavilion; and a chapel service.
Activities for young children included a moon bounce, pony rides, and free snow cones and popcorn.
Throughout the day, many visited the Ladies Auxiliary’s sale of crafts and baked goods on the lineup pad and on the athletic field; many visited the new School Store in Byers Hall; and many visited the dormitories and shops. About 100 young men and their families attended an Admissions Talk and campus tour to learn more about Williamson.
The seniors raffled off a Baggo game that was built by carpentry and paint students. Jacki Stradley, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, made the bean bags. The game was won by Brandon Krupilis 1W5.
The afternoon was capped off with a football game against Jersey Coast Academy. The game began well for the Mechanics, but things quickly went down hill for the undermanned team. Williamson trailed 34-0 at halftime. The final score was 70-15.