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Student organizations performed in Northwest's annual Homecoming Variety Show Thursday and Friday. Alpha Sigma Alpha claimed the supremacy crown for Homecoming contests through the week. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Student organizations performed in Northwest's annual Homecoming Variety Show Thursday and Friday. Alpha Sigma Alpha claimed the supremacy crown for Homecoming contests through the week. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

    Oct. 30, 2016

    Student involvement office announces Homecoming contest winners

    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.

    Banners

     

    Canned art

     

    Variety Show

    Skits

    Olio act

    Best actors and actress

     People’s choice award

     

    Parade

    Jalopies

     

    Paper mache heads

     

    Costume clowns

     

    Floats

    Competitive floats

    Highly competitive floats

     

    Overall best parade

     

    Supremacy


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468