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Southeastern announces Homecoming contest winners

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(1) CREATIVE CARDBOARD CAKES – Winners of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Homecoming “cake” decorating contest were, from left, (8-9 year old division) Qimone Thrasher, third; (6-7 year old division), Gregory Cohn, first; Annie Sunderland, honorable mention; (10-13 year old division) Rebecca Ray, second; (8-9 year old division), Kaila Viola, first, (6-7 year old division), Sarah Delyea, second; and Will Sunderland, honorable mention.

Jason Leader and Dawn Dottolo-Starkey(2) TAILGATE AND CELEBRATE WINNERS -- Jason Leader and Dawn Dottolo-Starkey of the Campus Activities Board combined their cooking talents to win the grand prize in the Southeastern Louisiana University Homecoming "Tailgate and Celebrate" Faculty/Staff cooking contest with their sweet concoctions titled "Pour Some Sugar on Homecoming."
The Honor Guard(3) QUIZ BOWL WINNERS – Southeastern Louisiana University President Randy Moffett, far left, and Joan Faust, secretary of Phi Kappa Phi, far right, congratulate the members of the Honor Guard, the overall winners of Phi Kappa Phi’s annual Homecoming Quiz Bowl. After winning the student bracket -- for the second year in a row – the Honor Guard beat the winning faculty team. From left, are Moffett, team members Angela Kamerer-White, Matthew Arbo, William Rose and Zealon Solomon, Faust.
Cognitive Pie(4) FACULTY QUIZ BOWL WINNERS – “Cognitive Pie,” faculty members from Southeastern Louisiana University’s departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Mathematics, were the faculty bracket winners of the annual Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl. Congratulating the winners are President Randy Moffett and Phi Kappa Phi Secretary Joan Faust. From left are, Moffett, Rebecca Davis, Lily Steigler, Alan Cannon and Kent Neuerberg, Faust.
     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has announced the winners of its Homecoming 2007 contests, held to boost spirit and participation during Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-10.

     Faculty, staff, students, tailgaters from the campus and community, downtown businesses and area school children all participated in a variety of contests challenging them to use their creative skills in decorating doors, designing birthday cakes from cardboard or concocting a tasty tailgating recipe – all in honor of the Alumni Association’s 80th anniversary and the Homecoming theme “80 Years of Rockin’ With Roomie.”

     Members of the Southeastern community also put their brain power to work in the annual Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl.

     Here are the Homecoming contest results:

     Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl

     Overall winner -- Honors Club's "Honor Guard" (Angela Kamerer-White of Baton Rouge; Zealon Solomon of Oakdale, Matthew Arbo of Madison, and William Rose of Hammond).

     Faculty division -- Communication Sciences and Disorders and Mathematics' "Cognitive Pie" (Lillian Steigler, Rebecca Davis, Kent Neuerberg, Alan Cannon), first place; Center for Faculty Excellence's "Center of Attention" (Dane Bounds, Ed Nelson, Danny Acosta, Chris Longman), second place.

     Student division – The English Department Writing Center’s "The Write Stuff, Too" (Sherman FitzSimons of Covington, Samantha Perez of St. Bernard, Peter Basirico of Long Island, N.Y., and Mechelle Rouchon of Clinton, second place.

     “Tailgate and Celebrate, Alumni Turns 80” tailgating cooking contest

     Chefs Kevin Nicholas of Aramark, Joe Wong of Trey Yuen Restaurant, and Anthony DelPideo of Cocoa Bean judged the contest.

     “Dessert” Division – Tammy Rousse (University Housing), “Any Which Way You Can Carrot Cake,” first place; Kathy Sullivan (Continuing Education), “Rock Around the Clock Cake,” second place.

     “Non-Dessert” Division – Pam Prescott (General Studies), “Paws Shrimp Cocktail,” first place; Mary Lou Coats (Development Foundation), “Roomie’s Crawfish Dip,” second place.

     Grand Prize – Dawn Dottolo and Jason Leader (Campus Activities Board), “Pour Some Sugar on Homecoming!”

     Campus door decorating contest

     Continuing Education, first place; Division of Student Affairs, second place; St. Tammany Center, third place.

     Cardboard Cake Decorating Contest 

     10-13 year old division – Brittany Collins, Independence Middle School, first place; Rebecca Ray, Loranger Middle School, second place; Shanara Pope, Martha Vinyard Elementary, third place.

     8-9 year old division – Kaila Viola, Natalbany Elementary, first place; Olivia Maurer, Mater Dolorosa School, second place; Qimone Thrasher, Hammond Westside Upper Elementary, third place.

     6-7 year old division – Gregory Cohn, Tucker Elementary, first place; Sarah Delyea, Loranger Elementary, second place; Oliver Robinson, Eastside Magnet School, third place. Honorable mentions in this division include Annie Sunderland, Will Sunderland, and Logan Cantore of Eastside Magnet School; Matthew Barattini of Tucker Elementary; and Morgan King of North Live Oak Elementary.

     Downtown Decorating Contest – Strawberry Patch (self-decorated), first place; Peoples Bank (decorated by Alpha Omicron Pi), second place; Central Rexall Drugs (decorated by Phi Mu and Delta Tau Delta), third place.

     Homecoming Day Tailgate Decorating Contest

     Most Creative Tailgate – Janet Moran. The tailgate featured felt Southeastern pennants that led the way to the food and festivities found inside the tailgate tent.

     Sweepstakes Award – Dr. Sonny Chandler and family. The tailgate spread included a silver candelabra, complete with candles and green and gold flourishes, and chaffing dishes filled with all the fixings to go with the roasted turkey carved and served to all tailgate guests.

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