Anoka High School showed it’s ready for Homecoming

Loud cheers went up from the crowd, students yelled along with cheerleaders and royalty were crowned.

Bradley Kurtz and Hope Nelson were crowned Homecoming King and Queen for the 2012 Anoka High School Homecoming. Photo by Eric Hagen

Bradley Kurtz and Hope Nelson were crowned Homecoming King and Queen for the 2012 Anoka High School Homecoming. Photo by Eric Hagen

Anoka High School students showed they are ready for tonight’s Homecoming game against Maple Grove, which starts at 7 p.m. at Goodrich Field.

The student body, teachers and some parents gathered in the fieldhouse for an hour this morning (Sept. 28) for a Homecoming pep rally and coronation.

At the conclusion of the rally, Bradley Kurtz was crowned Homecoming King and Hope Nelson was crowned Homecoming Queen. Last year’s royalty Ben Sjodin and Becca Jarson did the honors of placing the crowns.

The other candidates for king were Devin Blanchard, Tony Erickson, Peter Hastings, Ethan Howard, Nathan Lucast, Cory Odom, Ryan Radzom, Malcolm Seals and Logan Syvock.

The other queen candidates were Aly Cross, Haliee Gifford, McKayla Murphy, Stephanie Peterson, Ellen Quist, Cassie Rebischke, Laura Sherva, Anna Walch and Shelby Wilcox.

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The Anoka High School pep band and marching band got the crowed ready for the pep rally and senior Austin Gordon sang the national anthem.

The cheerleaders and dance team performed separate routines and a large group of guys and girls also did their own dance routine to a medley of popular songs.

Anoka High School’s DECA group raised $5,759.69 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The Powder Puff girls football team raised $2,187.40 for the Alexandra House. The separate checks were presented during the pep fest.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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