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VIDEO: A celebration fit for a queen

Shelby Iverson reacted after she was crowned homecoming queen Monday morning. King Kyle Blank placed the crown on her head while his fellow king candidates, Nick Knoblach and Patrick Leary looked on. Also pictured are queen candidates Claire Donovan and Becca Illies. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)4 / 5
(Left to right) Sophomore attendants: Justin Cumberbatch and Ellie Bergstrand; seniors: Christian Anderson, Claire Conovan, King Kyle Blank, Queen Shelby Iverson, Nick Knoblach, Becca Illies, Patrick Leary, Maggie Shay; junior attendants: Zach Peterson and Amanda Christianson.5 / 5

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

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EdenloffAl 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.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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