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Eastern Oregon University Announces Winners of Homecoming Parade

Eastern Oregon University Announces Winners of Homecoming Parade

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University (EOU) is delighted to announce the winners of the annual Homecoming Parade, a vibrant celebration that brings the community together in the spirit of Mountaineer pride and camaraderie.

This year’s parade, known as the “Mountaineer March” saw an exceptional display of creativity, enthusiasm, and school spirit from participants, making the selection process for the winners a tough one. 

EOU extends heartfelt gratitude to Benchwarmers Pub & Grill, the sponsor of the coveted traveling trophy and gift certificate prizes.

Winners of the EOU 2023 Homecoming parade entry contest celebrate after receiving their trophy at halftime of the Mountaineer football game. EOU photograph / Michael K. Dakota)

The EOU Homecoming Parade winners for 2023 are as follows:

First Place: EOU College of Education

This remarkable entry captured the essence of EOU’s spirit and pride. With their outstanding display of enthusiasm, they truly set the tone for the entire parade.

Second Place: EOU Residence Life

This entry showcased incredible creativity and a high number of participants, impressing the judges and the enthusiastic crowd of parade spectators.

Third Place: EOU Ag Club

The third-place winner brought an irresistible charm to the parade, earning the admiration of all who witnessed their spirited performance and impressive display.

Dozens of Eastern Oregon University students marched with Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association. (EOU photograph / Michael K. Dakota)

The first-place winner will receive a trophy and generous prize, courtesy of our sponsor, Benchwarmers Pub & Grill, whose unwavering support enhances the excitement and competitiveness of the Homecoming Parade. Second and third-place prizes also receive prizes.

The Ag Club was represented in the 2023 Mountaineer March. (EOU photograph / Michael K. Dakota)

Eastern Oregon University would like to extend a sincere thank you to all participants who dedicated their time and creativity to make this year’s Homecoming Parade a resounding success. This year’s parade saw the highest number of participants and spectators in its history, thanks in part to excellent weather, too!

EOU expresses gratitude to the parade spectators who lined the streets, creating a lively atmosphere and showing their tremendous support for EOU.

Looking to the future, EOU is excited to continue growing the Mountaineer March as an essential tradition in the Homecoming festivities. The plan is to continue growing participation, creativity, and community engagement in the coming years.

University Advancement parade organizers thank everyone for making this Homecoming Parade a memorable event and congratulate the deserving winners. For more information about Eastern Oregon University and its Homecoming festivities, please visit eou.edu.