CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 29, 2005 — The float sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Chi Omega was the top winner in today’s Southeast Homecoming 2005 Parade entries and won a grand prize of $1,000. The winning float in the major division depicted a tribute to the 1940s. A World War II-era fighter plane precedes an impressive replica of Academic Hall with a stylized “40” in its dome.
Winners were announced by Doug McDermott, director of marketing for alumni programs and services.
Second place in the top division and a $750 prize was awarded to the float sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Delta Delta, while third place and $500 was awarded to the float created by Sigma Nu and Alpha Delta Pi. The top division features the large tractor-trailer-type floats.
The Sigma Nu and Alpha Delta Pi float also earned the “Sponsor’s Pick of the Parade”, which was awarded by the Southeast Bookstore, 2005 Homecoming Parade sponsor.
The winner in the decorated truck or small trailer division and the winner of $100 was the float sponsored by Student Government, the Student Activities Council and the Rowdy Crowd.
The community competition float division and $100 was awarded to SEMO Creation Science Club.
There were more than 150 entries in this year’s Homecoming parade with 18 major floats entered in the competitive float division.
Judging for the parade floats was based on adherence to the theme, “Same Places, New Faces,” integration, appeal, workmanship and uniqueness.
View a larger image of the first place float, sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Chi Omega.
View a larger image of the second place float, sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Delta Delta.
View a larger image of the third place float, sponsored by Sigma Nu and Alpha Delta Pi and winner of the “Sponsor’s Pick of the Parade” award.
View a larger image of the winning “small trailer” entry, sponsored by Student Government, the Student Activities Council and the Rowdy Crowd.