Henriksen, Skonhovd reign over WHS homecoming week

Henriksen, Skonhovd reign over WHS homecoming week by Nicole Mosberger Queen Kim Henriksen and King Nick Skonhovd were crowned Monday night at Wakonda High School's coronation.

Members of the entire senior class were candidates for the honor.

In the queen's court were Rachel Bentaas, Chelsa Bohlmann, Heather Hessman, Emma Jensen, Nikki Johnston, Emily Logue and Lindsay Nelson.

The king's court was made up of Ben Bartunek, John Donahue, Jeff Gratzfeld, Jeff Heier, Jason Holoch and Brett Logue.

Past principal Ron Flynn was invited back to be the keynote speaker. His message was, "Even though your season isn't going very well, you can still do it."

"You aren't born a winner and you aren't born a loser," he said, "but you are what you think you are."

Chris Rederick, homecoming king from last year, was present to crown both Henriksen and Skonhovd. A "most unlikely couple" award was given to cousins Emily and Brett Logue.

Swordbearers for the evening were juniors Bethany and Brandon Parvin, a brother and sister team. Emcees for the event were juniors Erin Spurrell and Alex Nielsen.

The crowd was entertained by the high school chorus with two songs. The in-season sport teams were also given an introduction and wished good luck.

The whole week of homecoming has been celebrated with dressing up to show school spirit. Monday was Western Day. Our winners for the best dressed couple were Emma Jensen and Alex Nielsen.

Participation in all the week's activities was very high and one of the most successful homecomings to date.

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