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Oct. 30, 2016
Northwest Missouri State ended its 2016 Homecoming week Sunday with the awards ceremony announcing winners of competitions throughout the annual celebration.
Northwest hosted its Homecoming week, “Make Your Move,” Oct. 23-30, with a variety of activities, including traditions such as the office decorating contest, Variety Show, International Flag-Raising Ceremony, parade and the Homecoming football game. The University also welcomed the class of 1966 during its annual Golden Years Society Reunion at the Northwest Alumni House.
During Thursday’s performance of the variety show, Jacob Wood and Brooke Ravenscraft were crowned the 2016 Homecoming king and queen. Wood, of Lawson, Missouri, is a senior majoring in mass media with an emphasis on multimedia journalism, and Ravenscraft is a senior elementary education major from Kansas City, Missouri.
During the University’s 10th annual Homecoming Canned Art Contest Oct. 24, students and organizations assembled displays of perishable food items. Northwest collected about 2,781 pounds of food through the contest that was donated to the Maryville Ministry Center. Northwest students collected an additional 850 for the Pay it Forward Food Pantry on campus.
Additionally, the departments of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics, located in the Garrett-Strong Science Building collaborated to win the Homecoming office decorating contest with their “Jumanji” themed décor. The Office of Student Affairs, located in the J.W. Jones Student Union, took second place with “Bearcat-opoly,” and the Office of Academic Affairs, located on the second floor of the Administration Building, claimed third place with its “Candyland” office wing.
This year’s Homecoming philanthropy event involved penny wars and campus organizations collected $543.23 to benefit the Child and Family Center. Sigma Society scored the most points during the contest.
The 2016 Homecoming Executive Board consisted of Executive Co-Chairs Michael Barbosa and Walker Hulett and Executive Secretary Sarah Raymond.
Other 2016 Homecoming competition categories and winners are listed below. Prizes are in parentheses.
Best actors and actress
People’s choice award
Paper mache heads
Highly competitive floats
Overall best parade
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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