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.
Eric Hagen is at firstname.lastname@example.org