As Southeastern Homecoming 2015 came to a close, the multiple winners of the week were revealed.
Saturday, the tailgate kicked off the day of events for Southeastern students, alumni, faculty and staff. Over 30 tents went up and grills were fired to take on the large crowd of tailgaters who were eager to watch the football game against Stephen F. Austin.
“My favorite part of homecoming at Southeastern is being in Friendship Circle for the tailgate because as an alumni I get to relive all the fun I had in my undergraduate years,” Tessa Hooks, Southeastern Louisiana University alumnae, said.
Part of the homecoming festivities was the annual parade, which started up at 3p.m. Roomie led the parade on the Southeastern fire truck as it passed through Friendship Circle for the judges to critique the themed floats. Also, the 14 court members were showcased in the parade, as well as the past homecoming queen, Katherine Weimer and king, Donovan Thierry, Dr. John L. Crain, president of Southeastern and Josie Mercante, Southeastern Alumni president.
During the third quarter of the game, multiple winners were announced. The overall winners of the homecoming events were Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Alpha Order with first place, a tie between team Phi Mu and Kappa Sigma and team Sigma Sigma Sigma, Theta Chi and Delta Tau Delta in second place and the Catholic Student Association in third place.
“After putting in so much hard work this past week with the float, it is great to see it all pay off by winning first place,” Scott Knight, member of Kappa Alpha Order, said.
During half-time of the game, the 2015 Homecoming Court was presented and the king and queen was crowned. This year’s king and queen are DJ Cannon and Si-Arah McCray.
As the homecoming celebration has come to a close for the students, Regan Cascio, the SGA homecoming chairman, was thrilled with the outcome of the week.
“I am very bitter-sweat to see the end of homecoming. It is my favorite time of year and I am sad that it is over with. But I am very happy that it was a success and that students really enjoyed it the way I intended,” Cascio, said.