Pequot Lakes High School seniors Tyler Tappe and Kayla Miller were crowned homecoming king and queen Monday, Sept. 23, at the first homecoming coronation to be held in the high school’s new gym.
Coronation was held in the afternoon during school hours, instead of the traditional nighttime event, because of evening events already scheduled Monday night (volleyball and powderbuff games) and to allow for more students to attend coronation.
The 2013 homecoming court also includes the following seniors: Lucas Florell, Travis Jacobson, Jordan Thorson, Brett Peterson, Khloe Wiewel, Naomi Rabe, Ashley Abear and Tara Lundmark.
Junior attendants are Carly Fyle and Guilherme Michielin. Sophomore attendants are Britta Bittner and Timothy Biscoe.
Homecoming events will wrap up Friday, Sept. 27, with a pep rally in the high school gym from 2-3:15 p.m., a parade at 3:45 p.m., tailgating on the patio by the football field at 4:30 p.m., the football game at 6 p.m. and the powderpuff game at 8 p.m.
A new Minnesota State Patrol initiative will be launched — literally — at halftime of Friday’s high school football game with the goal of encouraging teens to make the right play by buckling their seat belts.
Troopers will use a T-shirt blaster to send loud, neon-green T-shirts emblazoned with “Everyday I’m Buckling” into the crowd. The event will be accompanied by stadium public address announcements as well as morning school messages that reinforce the important “buckle up” message.