Changes for Homecoming coronation announced

These students include, left side from front row to back: Aleshia Lewis, Carlos Figueroa, Mark Dawson, Caden Butler, Jozey Gump, Zach Burns, Brianna Ell, and Joel Mendoza. Right side, front row to back: Briauna Mingus, Cali Schultz, Austin Gearhart, Franny Gonzalez, Ben Olson, Maddie Mitchell, Megan Schafer, Jewelz Gilliland, and Enzo Gebara. Missing from the photo are Emma Nett, Katie Ferry, and Alex Stein. Photo by Kim Demory

Lindsay Haugland and the Eagle Grove High School Student Council/Homecoming Committee announced last week that there will be a major change to this year’s Coronation events. In year’s past, Friday’s Homecoming pep rally and coronation have been two separate events. This year, it will be one grand event with a student and community pep rally starting at 1 p.m. in the elementary gym on Friday, Sept. 13, directly followed with (approximately 2 p.m.) the crowning of the 2019 EGHS Homecoming King and Queen.

The parade will start at 2:30 p.m. and follow the same route as usual.

“We are really hopeful that this change will make it easier for community members to join us in celebrating all the good things Homecoming brings,” said Haugland. “Logistically, it just makes sense.”

Haugland noted that this change will also be beneficial for the middle school and elementary students, who will for the first time all be able to be part of the excitement of coronation.

But these changes don’t mean that the high school students will have to give up the fun of the Homecoming Olympics. In the past, the students spent the afternoon playing Minute-To-Win-It and relay-style games. These games will now be held in the morning, and new this year, students will be allowed to choose two 45-minute sessions of what they would most enjoy. If they like, they can keep with tradition and do Olympic style games, but they might also choose from cookie decorating, a painting class, video games, or working on the Homecoming floats. All of these events were planned by the Homecoming student committee.

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