A-G-G-I-E WHAT? P-R-I-D-E WHAT? Gimme that! Gimme that!
Last week North Carolina A&T State University had its homecoming, which many say was the best time of their lives. The Aggies kicked off the week on Sunday with the Miss and Mister A&T Coronation, featuring Avionna Burns and Curtis Shannon Jr. The theme was Mardi Gras with beads, entertainment, and touching speeches from family and friends, additionally, “Aggie Gras” was a success with the presentation of numerous organizations Miss and Misters.
“It was such a beautiful experience seeing Avionna receive her crown and her mother share those heartfelt words,” said Aggie parent Tammy Lane. I also got to see my daughter Jordan walk on the stage with her Mister, as she is Miss Men on the Move.”
Throughout the week, N.C A&T held many events for students to get excited about the return of the notorious Greatest Homecoming On Earth (GHOE). Since the pandemic, homecoming did not feel the same for students and alumni because many people were anxious about getting sick or simply not wanting to be in crowds.
“Boy did I have a time!” said senior, multimedia journalism and mass communications student Jaree Abney, “Homecoming felt like 2019 freshman year where everybody was out; students, alumni, family, and other students from other schools were all out just having a ball. This is what I really needed for my last undergraduate homecoming and boy I’m coming back harder as an alumnus!”
Friday, the step show at the Greensboro Collesium took over, featuring divine nine. The Zeta Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and the Eta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated took home the trophy and claimed bragging rights to being the winners of the 2022 Homecoming step show.
Saturday, N.C A&T defeated Campbell University 45-38 at the annual football game. The Camels came into the game with tons of national attention. They beat our rivals North Carolina Central 48-18 earlier in the season and had just played at Jackson State’s Homecoming, falling short to the Tigers 22-14. Led by coach Mike Minter, many people at N.C. A&T on upset alert.
The Aggies started slowly during the first quarter as they trailed 14-0 after two straight Campbell touchdowns. Going into halftime, N.C. A&T was down 28-10. But, the Aggies kept the faith. In the third quarter, the Aggies scored 20 points to cut the score to 31-30 and then took the lead after a big touchdown and successful two-point conversion to start the 4th quarter. Campbell continued to fight, tying the game 38-38 a few minutes later but N.C. A&T scored their last touchdown at the 8:54 mark of the 4th to successfully complete their historic 18-point comeback and seal a big WIN!
-- ADVERTISEMENT --View this post on Instagram
The halftime show featured the amazing Blue and Gold Marching Machine, with a surprise appearance from Chloe Bailey performing her new song, “For the Night”, dancing alongside the Golden Delight dancers.
Later that night, Chloe Bailey, Glorilla, Lil Baby, and Nardo Wick performed at the Homecoming concert at the Greensboro Collesium.
“Yesss!,” said sophomore Marketing student Jessica Phillips. “My favorite part of the show was singing FNF with my HBCU!”
On Sunday, Homecoming closed out with the gospel concert featuring Tye Tribbett, Le’Andria Johnson, and special guest and alumni, Victor Solomon performing spectacular gospel songs that got the crowd on their feet.
Nonetheless, N.C A&T prides itself on having the greatest homecoming on earth and they sure proved every HBCU right. AGGIE PRIDE.
Watch HBCU Pulse’s Exclusive Recap Of Delaware State University’s Homecoming Concert Featuring GloRilla & Meek Mill!