SWOSU Homecoming Winners Announced at October 11 Celebration

Homecoming King and Queen 2014
Alfa Abame of Stillwater and Marcus Burk of Amarillo (TX) were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University football game during one of many Homecoming activities October 11 in Weatherford. 

Large crowds attended many of the Homecoming activities at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and winners of the various competitions at the October 11 celebration have been announced.

Alfa Abame of Stillwater and Marcus Burk of Amarillo (TX) were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game. Abame was sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Management Club, and Burk was sponsored by Neff Hall/Residence Life.

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 third straight year. Eta Iota Sigma/Fellowship of Christian Athletes won second place and $800, while Phi Delta Theta fraternity 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 for the fourth straight year and won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association. The parade featured 22 bands this year. After the parade, the 1,200 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—Snyder High School, first place; Seiling Schools, second place; and Waukomis High School, third place.
  • Class 3A High School—Oktaha Schools, first place; Sayre Public Schools, second place; and Sperry High School, third place.
  • Class 4A High School—Weatherford High School, first place; Kingfisher High School, second place; and Anadarko High School, third place.
  • Class 5A High School—El Reno High School, first place.
  • Class 6A High School—Lawton High School, first place.

In the parade bicycle decorating/costume contest, three students from Burcham Elementary School took the top three places. Madison Stubbs won first place, Cade Flanigan was second and Bentley Sharp won third place.

SWOSU Cookoff Challenge winners were Heidi Shaffer, first place and winner of $500; Bob Wright, second place and winner of $200; and the SWOSU Black Student Association, third place and winner of $100. The challenge featured pork products.

The SWOSU Department of Education won the staff/faculty contest with its office display. 

And, in a new event this year called Battle of the Bulldogs, the overall winner was Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. SWOSU student organizations spent the week raising money for charities by participating in various activities.  The final competitive event of the week was Duke’s Dance Off, which was won by Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity.