Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Winners Announced for SWOSU Homecoming Activities


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford celebrated Homecoming on November 4, and winners of the various competitions have been announced.

Hailey Tucker of Bartlesville and Gustavo Martinez of Altus were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game. Tucker is majoring in communications and Martinez is studying biology at SWOSU.

At the parade, SWOSU’s Eta Iota Sigma sorority won first place and $1,300 in the float competition. Zeta Phi sorority won second place and $800, and SWOSU Fire Club 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, Oktaha High School was named the outstanding band in the high school competition and won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association. After the parade, all the high school band 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; Seiling High School, second place; and Waukomis High School, third place.

Class 3A High School—Oktaha High School, first place; Watonga High School, second place; and Fairview High School, third place.

Youngsters who won the clowns/bike contest were: Killian Eberle, Ralston Toppah, Nyla Berrong, Cade Flanigan, Kanon Flanigan and Bentley Chamberlain.

SWOSU Cook-off Challenge winners were Baptist Collegiate Ministries, first place; Society of Manufacturing Engineers, second place; and Southwestern Christian Church, third place. The challenge featured hamburger food items.

In addition, in the Battle of the Bulldogs, the overall winner was Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 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 20-17 victory over Southern Nazarene University.