(Alexandria, MN) Homecoming is always a very busy time at any high school. Hopefully through all of the activities, special days and events, it not only celebrates the students, but brings the community and alumni back together.
The much-celebrated Homecoming coronation took place Monday evening in the AAHS Performing Arts Center. This year's queen is Sidney Johnson. The king is Aiden Staples. The rest of the court includes fellow seniors: Wyatt Odland, Teagan Pfeffer, Josiah Gronholz, Jonathan Hennen, Keely Christenson, Addison Boesl, Riley Nyberg, and Cora Larson.
Other members of the Homecoming court:
- 9th Grade-Samuel Anderson, Zoey Quinn
- 10th Grade-Samuel Williams, Kaia Emter
- 11th Grade-Joseph Lamski, Brooklyn Millward
- Jr Royalty- Hazel Reif and Aikin Swaggert
The coronation is only a portion of the week's activities. The week actually began Saturday with "Big Vehicle Day" at the Early Education Center. Then on Sunday was both the Powder Puff volleyball and football games. Monday was the coronation.
Tuesday night is a special Cardinal Soccer "Youth Night." It features free admission and popcorn for any youth wearing their soccer jersey. Following the boys game at 5pm and the girls game at 7pm, there will be a fireworks show at the AAHS stadium immediately afterward, thanks to the Cardinal Sports Boosters and Alexandria Area Soccer Association. Girls swimming and diving will have a home meet (Tuesday) tonight vs Albany at DMS. The girls tennis team will also host Brainerd Tuesday, starting at 4:30pm.
On Thursday the boys soccer team is home again, this time hosting Brainerd at AAHS (7:00pm). Girls tennis will again play at home Thursday, with Sauk Rapids-Rice coming to Alexandria.
Friday includes a lot of activities, starting at 4:00pm with the Homecoming Community Parade. There are cash prizes (sponsored by A Club), will be awarded to the student floats for 1st ($150), 2nd ($100), and 3rd place ($50.00). Judging is based on: 1) Creativity/originality 2) Crowd appeal 3) Enthusiasm. Prizes will be announced/awarded during the football game. Concessions available (following the parade at Stadium plaza), sponsored by the AAHS 'A' Club. [FOOD- Pulled Pork with chips and water, Hot Dogs, Pizza, nacho chips, etc.]
- Football - 9th Grade vs. Moorhead at 4:00pm
- Football - Varsity vs Moorhead kick off at 7:00 pm
The Homecoming Dance takes place at 9:00pm and is for AAHS students only.
All week the AAHS Student Council is sponsoring all day activities for students. Monday "Twins Day", Tuesday "Disney/Marvel Day", Wednesday Seniors- "Togas" (Tie-dye for grades 9-11), Thursday "Jersey/College day", and Friday "Cardinal Pride Day."
Alexandria Education Foundation
The Alexandria Education Foundation will also have events taking place this week. The most notable is their annual Hall of Fame Luncheon held at Broadway Ballroom. The luncheon takes place on Friday, September 24th from 12:00pm to 1:15pm. DeWayne Bisek, Class of ’57; Dr. Daniel Suchy, Class of ’61; and Mari Leuthner, Class of ’71 are the new inductees into the Hall of Fame. They are invited to talk during a special KXRA Openline program on Sept. 24th at 9:05am. View past Hall of Fame Inductees or Nominate Someone who is deserving of recognition.