By Cori Dubois
Campus Life Editor
Homecoming is a time for students, family, and alumni to come together in order to celebrate the university. This year marked the 178th anniversary of Bridgewater State University as an academic institution. BSU held their annual Homecoming Pageant on Thursday, October 11th, in the RCC Ballroom. This is one of the many events that BSU holds during the week of Homecoming, set up by the one and only Program Council.
This year the pageant was hosted by, Resident Assistant, CJ Sonnie. He described his experience as amazing and said, “To be able to host with my co-chair, Kristina Silvia (Tina), was truly a pleasure!”
The great thing about this pageant is that it is gender inclusive, and not restricted to females. This year the Homecoming champion was Andrew Rasposo. Meanwhile, the first runner up was Laura Greene and the second runner up being Dominique Durden. The pageant consisted of 10 seniors who displayed their passion for BSU.
The event featured contestants getting to show off their talents. Andrew and Dominique both performed songs showing off their vocal talent, and Laura Greene even performed her own original rap. These are just a few of the talents showcased in the Homecoming Pageant this year. The crowd of students cheered and were very supportive to everyone who participated.
The pageant is meant to be fun and entertaining for students to come and enjoy. This pageant wasn’t the stereotypical “beauty” pageant. Sonnie says, “Tina and I, changed the title from king/queen to champion to stray away from the stereotypical beauty pageant that we always see. Me and Tina wanted to make the pageant as enjoyable as possible, we didn’t really see it as a beauty pageant but as a theater show!”
This homecoming pageant for BSU showcased seniors who are passionate about our campus as a community and wished to express that through their talents. The seniors shined on stage and left a positive legacy on campus for years to come.
Cori Dubois is the Campus Life editor for The Comment.