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JHS to kick off 2012 Homecoming

The 2011 JHS Homecoming parade was well attended. Pictured are last year's cheerleaders atop an Alexandria fire truck. (Echo Press file photo)

Jefferson High School in Alexandria will kick off its week-long Homecoming festivities this Sunday, September 16.

Below is a complete schedule of the 2012 Homecoming activities:

Sunday, September 16

1 p.m. - Powder Puff football game at JHS Citizen's Field.

4 p.m. - Powder Puff volleyball game at JHS gymnasium.

Monday, September 17

Dress up fancy.

9:35 a.m. - Homecoming Royalty Coronation at JHS gymnasium. This year's royalty includes sophomore attendants Justin Cumberbatch and Ellie Bergstrand, and junior attendants Zach Peterson and Amanda Christianson.

The senior queen candidates are Claire Donovan, Becca Illies, Shelby Iverson and Maggie Shay. The senior king candidates are Christian Anderson, Kyle Blank, Nick Knoblach and Patrick Leary.

Tuesday, September 18

Dress as a superhero.

Wednesday, September 19

Dress with a fake injury.

Thursday, September 20

Dress in toga (seniors only), and wear crazy socks.

Friday, September 21

Dress in school colors: Sophomores - white; juniors - red, seniors - black.

Noon-1:15 p.m. - District 206 Alumni Hall of Fame recognition luncheon at Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria (see related story).

1:35-2:35 p.m. - Pep Fest.

6:30 to 9 p.m. - Jeans and Jewels "Hats Off to You" event at Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria (see related story).

Saturday, September 22

Noon - Homecoming Community Parade. Begins at the east gate of the fairgrounds, travels to Cedar, to 5th, to Broadway, to 15th and ends at the JHS parking lot.

Grand marshals are Pat Perkins representing John Hawkes; Judd Peterson representing Richard A. "Bud" Peterson; and Joani Nielson - 2012 Education Foundation Hall of Fame Inductees.

Entry forms can be obtained at the JHS Activities Office or online at Forms are due by noon on Monday, September 17 to the JHS Activities Office.

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place student floats.

Following parade - Community Pep Rally immediately following the parade on JHS practice fields.

12:30 p.m. - Tailgate Party at JHS Citizen's Field. Brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey burgers, chips, pop and cookies. Featured speakers: Cardinal fall athletic head coaches.

3 p.m. - Cardinal Football Homecoming Game vs. the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles at JHS Citizen's Field.

There will be a presentation of royalty and recognition of alumni football players at halftime.

8-11 p.m. - Homecoming dance for JHS 10-12th grade students at JHS.