The MHS 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during Coronation Monday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Armory. The 2015 royalty, Isaac Snaza and Morgan Schmitt will pass down their crowns. The senior class selected Jimmie Berkner, Presley Peschong, Korinne Roggenbuck, and Kaitlyn Rufer as its candidates for queen. Nathan Bien, Albert Pavlanic, Jacob Stinson, and Ben Wagner will vie for the title of king. Parents of the candidates are: Curt and Diane Berkner, Troy and Tamra Peschong, Pat and Jessica Roggenbuck, Tim and Kristi Rufer, Lance and Sheila Bien, Al and Keeta Pavlinac, Jason and Susan Stinson, and Dan and Beth Wagner.
Selected as class attendants are juniors Molly Rick, daughter of Chris and Jolene Rick, and Derrick Aho, son of Tara Aho; sophomores Elisabeth Schwenn, daughter of Rick and Miriam Schwenn, and Jacob Karges, son of Dan Karges and Jessica Karges, and freshmen Danica Schulte, daughter of Anne Schulte, and Landon Brown, son of Tim and Jennifer Brown.
The new king and queen preside over 2016 Homecoming Week with Game Shows as its theme. Entertaining the public with Coronation skits are: Seniors with Family Feud, Juniors with Wheel of Fortune, Sophomores with Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader and Freshmen with The Newlywed Game. The Student Council will also present a skit to incorporate the class skits. Coronation concludes with the annual hot dog feed and the Burning of the “M” in the parking lot.
The Homecoming parade, football game, and dance are set for Friday, September 30. That morning is reserved for float building, followed by lunch and the pep rally. The parade begins at 2 p.m.
The Bulldogs Fighting Cancer Walk Team holds its Hardee’s roast beef sandwich tailgate from 5-7 p.m. Kickoff of the football game between the Bulldogs and the Redfield-Doland Pheasants is 7 p.m. The homecoming dance follows the game and goes until midnight.
Student Council members will be in the business district selling Homecoming buttons during Homecoming week. Buttons can also be purchased at Koch School and St. Lawrence School on Tuesday, September 27, from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Buttons cost $1.00.
Student Council sponsors activities and dress-up themes each day of the week, including class competitions.
Monday – Denim Day and Sibling Rivalry
Tuesday – Identical Day and Mr. Milbank
Wednesday – Camo and Obstacle Course and Pop Day for the high school and middle school
Thursday – Prep vs. Jocks and Secret Kiss
Friday – Early release after the Pep Rally for the Parade. Traditional Maroon and Gold Day and the Finals of Tug o’ War
Extra-curricular activities scheduled for homecoming week include:
Monday – Boys Regional Golf at Madison, and JV Football host Sioux Valley
Tuesday – JV/Varsity Girls Tennis will host Roncalli, and 7th/8th Football host Morris Area
Thursday – JV/Varsity Girls Tennis host Benson, 7th/8th/C/JV/Varsity Volleyball at home against Hamlin, and JV/Varsity Cross Country at Sisseton.
King and Queen candidates pictured back row, left to right, Albert Pavlinac, Nate Bien and Ben Wagner. Front row, Kaitlyn Rufer, Korinne Roggenbuck, Presley Peschong and Jimmie Berkner. Not Pictured Jacob Stinson
Class attendants are back row, left to right, Derrick Aho, Jacob Karges and Landon Brown. Front row, Molly Rick, Elisabeth Schwenn and Danica Schulte.