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Jenc, Grove named homecoming king and queen

Alexandria Area High School Senior Ashlyn Jenc was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen when she opened the box placed in front of her and balloon popped out. The other candidates were (left to right) Calley Richardson, Josie Minnerath and McKenna Gibson. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)1 / 2
Jackson Grove (right) was named this year Alexandria Area High School Homecoming King. Homecoming Queen Ashlyn Jenc placed the crown on his head during a ceremony Monday night. The other candidates were (left to right) Drew Steffensmeier, Cole Wild and Brock Anderson. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press) 2 / 2

The Alexandria Area High School Homecoming Coronation king and queen were named during a ceremony Monday night at the school's Performing Arts Center.

This year's queen is Ashlyn Jenc and the king is Jackson Grove.

The queen was revealed when the four candidates — Jenc, McKenna Gibson, Josie Minnerath and Calley Richardson — opened boxes that were placed before them. When Jenc opened her box, a balloon came out signifying she was named as the 2017 Homecoming Queen.

Once the crown was placed on her head, Jenc held the king's crown over each of the four candidates — Grove, Brock Anderson, Drew Steffensmeier and Cole Wild — eventually placing the crown on Grove's head, naming him as the 2017 Homecoming King.

Other royalty included:

Juniors: Caden Scheunert and Sydney Gray

Sophomores: Matthew Carlsen and Ally Abers

Freshman: Aaron Stotesbery and Sadie Boraas

Junior kids: Briggs Hochalter and Lila Schlichting

The Homecoming Parade will take place on Broadway Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at 11 a.m. There will be a tailgate party/community rally at the high school at 11:30 a.m. with the football game starting at 2 p.m. The Alexandria Cardinals will take on the Brainerd Warriors.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste Edenloff, a reporter for the Echo Press, has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from May of 1999 to February 2011, and is happy to be back and once again sharing the stories of the people in this community. Besides being a reporter, Celeste is a certified fitness instructor and enjoys teaching bootcamp classes through Snap Fitness. She also enjoys running and has participated in more than 170 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.


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