Fall 2021 Homecoming King and Queen By: Haleigh Smith

The fall 2021 Homecoming season was full of fun festivities for all in attendance.


Throughout the week Sabers hosted events such as the student vs. staff volleyball game and Anderson Lawn movie night. The celebration continued into the weekend with a wonderful production of SING! followed by beautiful fireworks, food trucks and even purple pancakes.


On Saturday, the Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys did their part by sweeping the scoreboard with a final tally of 69-7 against Southwestern. During halftime, Tommy Beebe and Abby Pounds were announced as the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. Pounds is a senior communications sciences and disorders major from Colleyville. She is involved on campus as a BSM intern, campus tour guide and member of the Pinky-Swear PACK. For Pounds, the nomination for Homecoming Court alongside her friends was a true honor and a testament of how the Lord has worked through her during her college career.


“Since He had loved me and shaped me with His love, I am able to love others with the help of the Holy Spirit,” Pounds said.


Beebe is a senior strategic communications major with a marketing minor from Midland. He is heavily involved with the HSU athletics department, serves as the president of Gamma Beta Phi and plays intramurals often. After graduation, Beebe wants to work in the sports industry in some capacity. Like Pounds, Beebe expressed that standing on the Homecoming Court was a privilege with people he has known for years.


“Winning Homecoming King was a huge honor to be recognized by the student body and I really want to thank them for voting for me. It was definitely the highlight of my college career,” Beebe said.


With their accomplished credentials and presents on campus, it was no surprise to see their names on the ballot for homecoming court. In order to be nominated for court, one must meet the requirements for GPA, grade level, school involvement and, of course, class vote. Pounds and Beebe were not the only ones that were eligible for the court; there were many other students who deserved to have their names on the ballot as well.


Without a doubt, the HSU fall 2021 Homecoming was a huge success. Keep the school spirit alive as the fall semester begins to wrap up.