Great weather leads to large Family Day turnout

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Great weather leads to large Family Day turnout

September 14, 2012

 Family Day 2012
Students from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and their families enjoyed a cookout during Family Day. More than 400 people attended the cookout before the Ranger game.

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University brought approximately 200 families to campus with more than 400 individuals enjoying a cookout and some great weather.

The annual event brings families to campus where they can take tours, purchase Ranger gear, shop for tuition scholarships and attend a Ranger football game.

Families also received recognition for traveling the farthest.

Attendee Misty Sorenson traveled 1,770 miles to attend Family Day from Port Edwards, Wis. to visit daughter, freshman Taylor Sorenson. Jeanette and Scott Hunsicker traveled 1,175 miles to be here from Pagosa Springs, Colo. to see daughter, freshman Kimberley Hunsicker. Dancece Tate traveled 1,200 miles to be with daughter, freshman Danielle Tate from Houston, Texas.

Many Alva businesses participated in “Shopping for Tuition,” and families were invited to visit merchants to register to win tuition waivers for the spring semester. Names were drawn for first through third prizes of $500, $300 and $200 tuition waivers that were provided by the Northwestern Foundation. The winners were announced at halftime, and registered families who were present to win include: Alexxis Wright, Enid freshman, $200; Jacob Ellis, Alva freshman, $300; and Dalee Parker, Beaver freshman, $500.