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Homecoming 2018 winners

Jantz and Abame Among SWOSU Homecoming Winners

Photo Caption: Amanda Jantz (center) of Enid and Abel Abame (left) of Stillwater were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University football game during one of many Homecoming activities November 10 in Weatherford. With the king and queen is last year’s Homecoming king Gustavo Martinez of Altus.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford celebrated Homecoming on November 10, and winners of the various competitions have been announced by the university.

Amanda Jantz of Enid and Abel Abame of Stillwater were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game. Jantz is majoring in early childhood education and Abame is studying pharmacy at SWOSU. Jantz was sponsored by the Pride of the Great Southwest Marching Band, and Abame was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

At the parade, SWOSU’s Society of Women Engineers/Society of Manufacturing Engineers won first place and $1,300 in the float competition. The Custer County 4-H Performing Arts Club won second place and $800, and Casa Soto Restaurant 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 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—Waukomis High School, first place; Seiling High School, second place; and Okeene High School, third place.

Class 3A High School—Sayre High School, first place; Watonga High School, second place; and Hobart High School, third place.

Class 4A High School—Anadarko High School, first place.

Class 5A High School—El Reno High School, first place; and Lawton Eisenhower, second place.

Youngsters who won the clowns/bike contest were: Levi Metscher, Rhett Metscher and Evie Freeborn.

SWOSU Cook-off Challenge winners were Computer Club, first place; Trinity Baptist Church, second place; and Chemistry Club, third place. The challenge featured exotic food items.

In addition, in the Battle of the Bulldogs, the overall winner was Sigma Sigma Chi sorority. SWOSU student organizations spent the week participating in various activities raising money for Step Up, a program for children aging out of the foster care system.