Blaine High School homecoming royalty crowned

The spotlight was on 12 Blaine High School students Monday morning, Sept. 16.

All were hoping to be crowned this year’s homecoming king or queen. When the six young men tore open a box in front of them, a balloon rose in front of Alex Copa. With the king’s crown on his head, Copa walked up and down the line of six nervous young ladies before placing it on Kiersten Falck’s head.

The five other candidates for Blaine High School’s 2013 Homecoming King were Allen Bergstedt, Oliver Houghtling, Andrew Ruff, Bailey Rung, and Jacob Spaulding.

The five other candidates for this year’s Homecoming Queen were Bianet Diaz, Madison Gonsior, Lauren Hince, Mattilan Martin, and Katie Sibbet.

These 12 are well-known at Blaine High School. But during Monday’s coronation a few memorable stories were retold, including the candidates’ most embarrassing moments. Emcees Amanda Schwangler, Brittany Peterson and Matt Liston shared these stories and told a little bit more about where the homecoming royalty court members see themselves in 10 years and what their advice to underclassman would be.

Copa’s most memorable moment came his freshmen year when playing in the state hockey tournament. His most embarrassing moment was when him and a friend getting kicked out of Sears at the Mall of America for sleeping on the beds.

His advice to underclassmen is to get involved and be a part of something and to go to as many school events as you can.

Falck’s favorite memory was being on the girls soccer team that finished fourth in state last year. Her most embarrassing moment was tripping and falling in front of everyone in the south commons area of the school when she was running to lunch, wearing her Crocs.

Her advice to underclassmen is to be your own person and love who you are, otherwise others won’t.

The Blaine Bengals football team faces off against Maple Grove 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 for the homecoming game.

Amanda Schwangler, Brittany Peterson and Matt Liston emceed the Blaine High School Homecoming Coronation Monday morning, Sept. 16. Photos by Eric Hagen Eric Entsminger showed his skills on the guitar while singing “Without You.” Lauren Hince being escorted by Max Schermann. Bailey Rung and Megan Johnson hug before going to the stage. Rung was one of six students who hoped to be homecoming king. Bianet Diaz being escorted by Jameson Allen. Within the hour, Alex Copa would be crowned Blaine High School’s 2013 Homecoming King. He was escorted to the stage by his friend Morgan Rosmark. Blaine High School 2013 Homecoming Royalty Court member Katie Sibbet was escorted by her friend Nic Simpson. Every member of the royalty court and their escorts had a choreographed greeting. Pictured here king candidate Jacob Spaulding and his best friend Christine Menge. Madison Gonsior being escorted by Mitchell Thurner. Oliver Houghtling being escorted by Abby Houghtling. Kiersten Falck and her friend Frank Vescio go through their choreographed routine. Falck would later be crowned Blaine High School’s 2013 Homecoming Queen. Allen Bergstedt being escorted by Jill Meidinger. Caleb McMurtie goes in to kiss his girlfriend Mattilan Martin, who was one of six royalty court candidates for queen. Andrew Ruff being escorted by Miranda Sigler Ashrene Mohammed, Garrett Gessell, and Carlee O’Donnel perform “She will be Loved” during Monday morning’s Blaine High School Homecoming Coronation. Alex Copa is crowned king Alex Copa prepares to crown the Blaine High School homecoming queen. Kiersten Falck is crowned queen. Alex Copa and Kiersten Falck on the Royal March past the Blaine High School students after being crowed homecoming king and queen Monday morning, Sept. 16. The homecoming royalty court included 12 students. The Blaine Bengals football team plays Maple Grove 7 p.m. Friday evening, Sept. 20. Josiah Woods singing and playing “When you Believe.” Alex Copa and Kiersten Falck were crowned homecoming king and queen during the 2013 Blaine High School Coronation. Standing behind them are Allen Bergstedt (from left), Lauren Hince, Bailey Rung, Bianet Diaz, Andrew Ruff, Katie Sibbet, Mattilan Martin, Jacob Spaulding, Madison Gonsior, and Oliver Houghtling. Blaine High School 2013 Homecoming Queen and King Kiersten Falck and Alex Copa.
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Alex Copa and Kiersten Falck were crowned homecoming king and queen during the 2013 Blaine High School Coronation. Standing behind them are Allen Bergstedt (from left), Lauren Hince, Bailey Rung, Bianet Diaz, Andrew Ruff, Katie Sibbet, Mattilan Martin, Jacob Spaulding, Madison Gonsior, and Oliver Houghtling.

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