MHS kicked off Homecoming 2018 with Coronation on Monday, September 10. Cole Frazee and Abby Weber were crowned King and Queen. Cole is the son of Claire and Jacque Frazee and Abby is the daughter of Angie and Keith Weber. Returning to the royal court, were 2017 King and Queen, Johnny Ash and Katie VanDer Wal, who passed their crowns to their successors.
The festivities started with a lot of laughter as each class presented a skit featuring this year’s Homecoming theme – classic board games. Even the emcees, Lars Anderson and Elisabeth Schwenn, rolled with the theme.
The freshmen skit incorporated the game Operation and gave the audience more than a few giggles as the operating doctor couldn’t quite fix the Roncalli players, but the Bulldog doctor was a whiz with a wound. When game time arrived, the visiting team was plagued with too many injuries to carry on. The freshmen took fourth place with their skit.
The sophomores crafted Monopoly squares complete with chance cards and dog bones for money. The game saw two opponents (Milbank and Roncalli) moving around the game board. The sophomores’ skit won third place.
Junior class representatives played a live game of LIFE for the audience. Joe Harstad, the game host, helped the opponents spin, only to discover, life had not gone so well for the Roncalli player. The player from Milbank fared much better, and the juniors’ skit took second place.
The winning skit was performed by the senior class who entertained the crowd with a game of Clue. The mystery of “what happened to Tuffy?” was unraveled as the “coaches” from MHS argued and puzzled out where their mascot had gone. In the end, they determined a Cavalier from Roncalli had impersonated a janitor and locked Tuffy in the bathroom.
Wrapping up the night, was the singing of the MHS song followed by the tradition of the burning of the “M”.