SWOSU Announces Homecoming 2019 Winners
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford celebrated Homecoming on October 26, and winners of the various competitions have been announced by the university.
Bailey Pavlik of Oklahoma City (Southmoore) and Jordan Valenzuela of Watonga were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game. Pavlik is majoring in early childhood education and Valenzuela is studying health science/pre-med at SWOSU. Pavlik was sponsored by Sigma Sigma Chi, and Valenzuela was sponsored by the Phi Delta Theta.
At the parade, SWOSU’s Society of Women Engineers/Society of Manufacturing Engineers won first place and $1,300 in the float competition. First National Bank & Trust won second place and $800, and the SWOSU Dean of Students Office 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, 26 bands participated in the parade. Enid High School was named the outstanding band in the parade competition and won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association. After the parade, high school band students—1,400 strong—performed in a mass band at Milam Stadium before the SWOSU football game.
Other band winners were:
|Junior High||1st Place||Elk City|
|Class 2A High School||1st Place||Snyder Public School|
|2nd Place||Ringwood High School|
|3rd Place||Burns Flat/Dill City High School|
|Class 3A High School||1st Place||Sayre High School|
|2nd Place||Oktaha High School|
|3rd Place||Hinton High School|
|Class 4A High School||1st Place||Weatherford High School|
|2nd Place||Kingfisher High School|
|3rd Place||Anadarko High School|
|Class 5A High School||1st Place||El Reno High School|
|2nd Place||Lawton Eisenhower High School|
|Class 6A High School||1st Place||Enid High School|
|2nd Place||Lawton High School|
New awards—Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Color Guard—were handed out in each high school class. Winning the Percussion awards were Snyder, Sayre, Weatherford, El Reno and Enid. Winning Outstanding Color Guard awards were Seiling, Sayre, Kingfisher, El Reno and Enid.
SWOSU Cook-off Challenge winners were Chi Alpha, first place; Chemistry Club, second place; and Trevor Ellis, third place. The challenge featured “Best Burger.”
In addition, in the Battle of the Bulldogs, the overall winner was New Student Orientation Leaders (OLs). SWOSU student organizations spent the week participating in various activities raising money for Harley’s House, an infant crisis center located in Weatherford.