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Jefferson High School celebrates homecoming this weekend

It’s homecoming weekend for Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria.

JHS principal Chad Duwenhoegger will host an informal open house on Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. to accommodate any alumni or community members who wish to come into JHS and look around.

Following is a schedule of other homecoming events this weekend:


Noon: Homecoming Community Parade. Parade Grand Marshals are Vern Anderson, Marjorie Van Gorp and Robert Roubik, 2013 Education Foundation Hall of Fame Inductees.

Sponsored by JHS homecoming parade committee.

Immediately following the parade: Community pep rally on practice fields. Cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place student floats.

Sponsored by JHS A Club, JHS homecoming parade committee and JHS student council.

12:30 p.m. Tailgate Party at Citizen’s Field. Will include brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey burgers, chips, pop and cookies.

Sponsored by the Alexandria Cardinal Athletic Foundation.

3 p.m. Cardinal football homecoming game vs. the Willmar Cardinals at Citizen’s Field.

Halftime: Presentation of royalty and recognition of alumni football players.

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

Coordinated by JHS Student Council.