Mandan News

Mandan High School celebrates Homecoming Week

By Katie Jones
Information in this article has changed since the print edition on Friday, Sept. 20.

The homecoming court shouts "seniors" as the MHS pep band plays behind them.

The homecoming court shouts “seniors” as the MHS pep band plays behind them.


The Mandan High School celebrated Homecoming Week from Thursday, Sept. 12 to Friday, Sept. 20, with festivities leading up to the homecoming game against Minot on Friday.

Each day of the week, students dressed up to show their school pride. Monday was “Camo Day.” Thus students dressed in their finest camouflaged outfits to participate. During school hours, the Homecoming candidates were introduced, and that evening a dodge ball tournament was held.

The students dressed up for “Nerd Day,” at the high school on Tuesday. Imaginative outfits ranged from a hot dog costume, to dressing up as the Mario Brothers. Following that evening, a coronation for the homecoming king and queen candidates, took place during the junior varsity Braves girls’ volleyball game.

The homecoming king and queen candidates were escorted to their seats, as a speaker introduced the students. The 2013 Homecoming king is Ben Wanner, son of Gloria and Tim Wanner, and also the August Athlete of the Month. Chelsea Peterson, daughter of Brenda and Lee Peterson, was announced as the homecoming queen.

Receiving the homecoming king crown, on behalf of his older brother, was Caleb Wanner. Ben was playing tennis for MHS the night of the crowning. Nonetheless, Caleb stole the show with people in the audience exclaiming, “How cute!”

The MHS Homecoming Court included the queen candidates: Sara Aune, daughter of Karla and Myron Aune; Shayne Keller, daughter of Marcy and Lynn Keller; Sadie Larson, daughter of Deb and Keith Larson; and Hannah Stork, daughter of Carol and Bill Stork.

Homecoming king candidates included: Zach Krush, son of Joy and Nick Krush; Kristian Stenslie, son of Tone-Lise and Peder Stenslie; Gage Wolt, son of Kathy and Steve Wolt; and Curt Zachmeier, son of Lynn and Chuck Zachmeier.

On Wednesday, students took part in “Sports Jersey Day” and participated in Teacher Trivia Day. Dressing up as up as a “Blast from the Past,” on Thursday students competed in the fourth annual powder puff football game, where all funds raised went to assist the Bismarck Cancer Center.
All day Friday, leading up to the homecoming game against Minot, students wear black and white for “Spirit Day.” Following the football game is the homecoming dance.