Students and locals ride new and old rides and groove to the music at this year’s homecoming event Sam Jam Carnival.
Student Activities hosted the carnival. During the festivities, all attending witnessed the traditional announcement of the King and Queen’s court.
The six finalists are: Kennan Jones, Trey Rice, Santiago Casas, Summer Palmertree, Elizabeth Opera and Janet Clay.
There were two new rides set up alongside the older rides. Houston native, Alexx Collier traveled to Huntsville to experience Sam Jam.
“The rides are better than last year. I like the environment; It’s welcoming,” Collier said.
New rides included an updated version of the Tornado and another that had carnival goers lie down in a seat, called the Cliffhanger.
The usual ferris wheel and gravity defying wheel were both present.
Every year funnel cakes are usually available however this year there was popcorn and candied apples. Student Activities also had over-sized corndogs and sugar cookies up for grabs.
“They should have live performance by students,” said graduating senior, Wayne Kincheon suggested.
Despite the absence of live performances and funnel cake, a live DJ was present and played the new trending song “What Does the Fox Say” along with “Copperhead Road” and other trendy songs.