VIDEO: A celebration fit for a queen
Jefferson High School has spirit, how 'bout you?
The school geared up for homecoming week with a coronation ceremony Monday morning coordinated by the Jefferson High School Student Council.
Seniors Shelby Iverson and Kyle Blank were crowned queen and king. They'll reign over a homecoming week that's filled with a variety of activities to promote school pride and fun.
All the events will lead up to a homecoming parade that's set to begin at noon this Saturday. It will start at the east gate of the fairgrounds and proceed to Cedar Street and 5th Avenue, then on to Broadway to 15th Avenue, ending at the JHS parking lot.
A pep rally and community tailgate party will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Citizens Field. The rally will include cash prizes for the first, second and third place entries in the parade. The prizes will be based on creativity, crowd appeal and enthusiasm.
After that, it's game time. The Alexandria Cardinals will clash with the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles at 3 p.m.
A homecoming dance from 8 to 11 p.m. that evening for 10th through 12th graders will culminate a special week of high school memories.
More homecoming highlights can be found on Page A12 in today's Echo Press. Also, look for more homecoming photos and video online at www.echopress.com.
Al Edenloff Al Edenloff was born in Alexandria and later moved to Parkers Prairie where he graduated in 1979. While in high school, he wrote sports stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent. Al graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communication and started at the Echo Press as a summer intern in 1983. He worked as a reporter until 1990 when he was named editor. He's earned several writing and reporting awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) and the National Newspaper Association. He was presented with the Minnesota News Council's Journalism Accountability Award and is a three-time winner of the MNA's Herman Roe Editorial Writing Award. In his spare time, Al enjoys golfing, fishing, biking, watching sports, cooking and reading mystery novels.