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Winners of SWOSU Homecoming 2016 Activities Announced


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford celebrated Homecoming on November 12, and winners of the various competitions have been announced.

Haley Davis of Lookeba and Tanner Misak of Medford were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game. Davis was sponsored by Eta Iota Sigma, and Misak was sponsored by New Student Orientation.

At the parade, SWOSU’s Society of Women Engineers/Society of Manufacturing Engineers won first place and $1,300 in the float competition for the fifth straight year. The Saudi Arabian Student Organization won second place and $800, and Kappa Delta Pi finished third and won $500. 

The prize money was sponsored by the SWOSU Student Government Association and several Weatherford financial institutions. 

In the marching band contest, Sayre High School was named the outstanding band in the high school competition and broke Oktaha High School’s five-year winning streak. Sayre won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association. The parade featured 25 bands this year. After the parade, the 1,600 plus high school students performed in a mass band at Milam Stadium before the SWOSU football game.

Other band winners were:

  • Class 2A High School—Ringwood High School, first place; Snyder High School, second place; and Waukomis High School, third place.
  • Class 3A High School—Sayre High School, first place; Oktaha High School, second place; and Chisholm High School, third place.
  • Class 4A High School—Weatherford High School, first place; Clinton High School, second place; and Anadarko High School, third place.
  • Class 5A High School—El Reno High School, first place; Lawton Eisenhower High School, second place.
  • Class 6A High School—Lawton High School, first place.

Youngsters who won the clowns/bike contest were: Bentley Caywood, Burcham Elementary, first place; Braxton Kellers, East Elementary, 2nd; and Madison Stubbs, East Elementary, 3rd place.

SWOSU Cook-off Challenge winners were Baptist Collegiate Ministries, first place; Computer Club, second place; and Tau Kappa Epsilon, third place. The challenge featured hamburger food items.

The SWOSU College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s office won the staff/faculty contest with its office display. 

And, in the Battle of the Bulldogs, the overall winner was Tau Kappa Epsilon. SWOSU student organizations spent the week raising money for charities by participating in various activities. 

The day ended with an impressive fireworks show following the SWOSU football team’s victory over Northwestern, 47-16.