NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Homecoming brings community in

An eventful and fun day, NECC’s second annual Homecoming was a big hit!

On Saturday October 13, 2018, Northern Essex hosted its second annual Homecoming at the Haverhill campus. The whole day was packed with a plethora of events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ranging from the volleyball game, pie eating contest, pumpkin painting, magic show, and of course the Campus Classic 5K. Homecoming was open to current students, faculty, their families, and alumni who were able to reconnect with the old days. Although the weather was quite rainy, homecoming turned out to be a great success anyway. The day kicked off with the classic 5K with adults and children from surrounding areas participating. The majority of the events took place in the Sports and Fitness Center, and the different departments of the school each had a table in the Spurk Building. There was lots of food and merchandise that were bought and sold.

All photos by Aaron Lehner

a group of runners outside in the rain running the 5k

A group of runners participating in the Classic 5K

Professor mike setting up a magic trick on a table in the gym

Professor Mike Cross demonstrates one of his famous magic tricks

NECC table displaying photos and archives

The NECC Library puts out display of archives and photos

cartoonish drawing of a dog with an oversized head

Student Connie Bodemer gets a caricature done of her dog

Newburyport Brewing Company has a table setup where they are serving beer

The Newburyport Brewing Company serving a variety of beer

two people siting at a table in costume wearing prison chains

Noah and Linda Greenstein promote community play “Saltonstall” which will premiere at NECC Nov. 1

a table displaying decorated pumpkins

A display of pumpkins that were painted and decorated throughout the day

students behind a table serving concessions

(From left to right) Students Joe Paquin, Alan Jackson, Lindsay Cohan, and Matt Day serve consessions

Lawrence Police officer in the gym kneeling next to a dog

Officer Picard of Lawrence Police Department with Oliver the dog