Jordan Valenzuela (third from left) of Watonga and Bailey Pavlik (fourth from left) of Oklahoma City (Southmoore) were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University football game during one of many Homecoming activities October 26 in Weatherford. Finalists and the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen are (from left) Kaelan Jeffrey, Okarche; Mason Beard, Piedmont; 2018 King and Queen Abel Abame and Amanda Hardman; Natanya Hernandez, Edmond; and Jacob Cope, Altus.

Jordan Valenzuela (third from left) of Watonga and Bailey Pavlik (fourth from left) of Oklahoma City (Southmoore) were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University football game during one of many Homecoming activities October 26 in Weatherford. Finalists and the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen are (from left) Kaelan Jeffrey, Okarche; Mason Beard, Piedmont; 2018 King and Queen Abel Abame and Amanda Hardman; Natanya Hernandez, Edmond; and Jacob Cope, Altus.

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.