RCHS selects Homecoming candidates

The student body at Rush City High cheered and sang the school song along with the pepband during an enthusiastic pepfest Sept. 20 in the school gym. Afterward, activities director Bob Schlagel announced the Homecoming candidates and Honor Court. The 2013 RCHS Honor Court was announced at the Sept. 20 pepfest, as well. They are, from left, ninth-graders Chesney Grant and Tyler Oscarson, sophomores Sydnie Sybrant and Isaiah Johnson and juniors Payton Ramberg and Braxton Wolf. As is tradition at Rush City High, Homecoming king candidate Chase Grant hands a rose to fellow senior Alissa Kaltenhauser in signifying her as a queen candidate. After receiving her rose, RCHS senior Emily James walks through a sea of students to join the Homecoming candidate party down on the gym floor. The 2013 Homecoming candidates at Rush City High School were announced before an enthusiastic student body and pepband Friday, Sept. 20 inside the school gym. The king and queen candidates are, from left: Matt Parker, Alissa Mell, Mason Ramberg, Hannah Emerson, Brandon Koehnle, Alissa Kaltenhauser, Chase Grant, Emily James, Blake Cook, Sammi Oscarson, Caleb Swanson and Taylor Youngbloom (not present).
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The 2013 Homecoming candidates at Rush City High School were announced before an enthusiastic student body and pepband Friday, Sept. 20 inside the school gym. The king and queen candidates are, from left: Matt Parker, Alissa Mell, Mason Ramberg, Hannah Emerson, Brandon Koehnle, Alissa Kaltenhauser, Chase Grant, Emily James, Blake Cook, Sammi Oscarson, Caleb Swanson and Taylor Youngbloom (not present).

Homecoming Week 2013 is Sept. 30-Oct. 4 at Rush City schools, where the candidates and Honor Court were announced during a lively pepfest Friday, Sept. 20 at Rush City High School.

Activities director Bob Schlagel congratulated seniors Matt Parker, Mason Ramberg, Brandon Koehnle, Chase Grant, Blake Cook and Caleb Swanson who are in the running for  Homecoming King. They revealed the Queen candidates by handing out roses to Alissa Mell, Hannah Emerson, Alissa Kaltenhauser, Emily James and Sammi Oscarson. Taylor Youngbloom was announced as a candidate, as well, but she was unable to attend the event.

The 2013 RCHS Honor Court consists of ninth-graders Chesney Grant and Tyler Oscarson, sophomores Sydnie Sybrant and Isaiah Johnson and juniors Payton Ramberg and Braxton Wolf.

This year’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during a special program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the high school.

The Rush City High School Homecoming Parade will take place at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The parade will begin on West First Street, just east of Jacobson Elementary. The 19th annual Homecoming pig roast is set for 4:15-7 p.m. in the high school commons area on the same day. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students ages 12 and under. Advanced tickets may be purchased in the principal’s office at the high school and elementary school.

The celebration continues when the Tigers football team hosts conference rival Hinckley-Finlayson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

To add to the fun, students are encouraged to participate in the following Homecoming dress-up days:

Monday, Sept. 30: Pajama Day/Twin Day

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Dress to Impress Day

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Super Hero/Cartoon Character Day

Thursday, Oct. 3: Camo/Western Day

Friday, Oct. 4: Blue and Gold Day