SWOSU Homecoming Winners Announced
Winners of the various competitions held during Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming celebration on November 3 in Weatherford have been announced.
Kim Le of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma School of Science and Math) and Bradley Jennings of Arnett were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game victory.
At the parade, SWOSU’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers won first place and $1,300 in the float competition. Residence Life won second place and $800, while the Criminal Justice Student Association finished third and won $500. Fourth place winner of $400 was the Collegiate Activities Board, while fifth place winner of $300 was the Student Council for Exceptional Children. Sigma Sigma Chi finished sixth and won $200 while Kappa Gamma Beta was seventh and winners of $100.
The prize money was sponsored by the SWOSU Alumni Association, SWOSU Student Government Association, several Weatherford financial institutions and the Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce Centennial Committee. Normally only three winners are named in the float competition but the Centennial Committee provided funds this year to allow prizes for fourth through seventh places.
In the marching band contest, Enid High School was named the outstanding band in the high school competition, and Watonga Middle School won top honors in the junior high band competition. Each band won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association.
Other band winners were: Middle School—Watonga Middle School, first place. Class A High School—Pond Creek-Hunter High School, first place; and Corn Bible Academy, second place. Class 2A High School—Sayre High School, first place; and Hinton High School, second place. Class 5A High School—Enid High School, first place.
Neff Hall won first place and $300 in the Residence Hall decoration contest. Rogers & Jefferson Hall finished second and won $200 and Stewart Hall finished third and won $100.
In the organizations’ decorations competition, the Organization of Student Athletic Trainers won first place and $300.
The President’s Office won the staff/faculty contest with its office display.
In the first-ever 5K run, Nigel Hampton of Watonga won first place with a time of 16.57. Blake Jenkins of Weatherford was second place at 17.15, and Will DeFehr of Weatherford finished third at 20.10.