by Josh Hibbard – Horizon Staff Reporter and Kendra Burkey – Horizon Advisor
March 29 and 30 were especially busy for freshman Pete Whitmer. Whitmer, a baseball player, spent both days helping the Larks rack up three out of four wins, two of which against Northern Oklahoma College (Tankawa), 7-1 and 8-2.
He also had two special visitors in the stands: His grandparents were visiting for Hesston’s annual Grandparents Day. And they weren’t alone. Seven of the baseball players’ families came down to watch their kids play that weekend.
“It showed me that Hesston College really cares about showing their students they want them and their families to feel welcome and comfortable during their time here,” Whitmer said.
Sophomore Stefon Griddine agreed.
“I felt like I had more adrenaline, the people who have been watching me play since I was little made me feel more comfortable.”
In addition to baseball, Campus Activities Board hosted the “Holi Festival,” also known as the Festival of Colours, an Indian celebration that has become popular all over the world, and now Hesston.
Ellise Mcgowan, a freshman, said it was a huge succcess.
“It was loads of fun. The aftermath of throwing dry paint everywhere made for some good pictures at the end.”