WDC crowns 2014 Homecoming King and Queen
Brody Wangsness and Marissa Jahnke were crowned this year’s Homecoming King and Queen Friday morning at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School.
In front of students, staff, parents and community members, the reigning 2013 Homecoming King Nick Carlson crowned the new king and queen in dramatic fashion as he passed the crowns over the candidates’ heads. The 2013 homecoming queen Hope Theisen was unable to make the coronation ceremony.
Brody Wangsness is the son of Troy and Becky Wangsness and Queen Marissa Jahnke is the daughter of Michael and Yvette Jahnke. After coronation, Jahnke and Wangsness both beamed as they told family members and friends how surprised and honored they were to be chosen.
Members of the 2014 Homecoming Court include:
Kristyn Ament, daughter of Wayne and Missy Ament
Shaye Blessing, daughter of Jeff Blessing and Connie Collins
Jennifer Craig, daughter of Michael and Marian Craig
Carrie Nelson, daughter of David and Christi Nelson
Austin Koljonen, son of Phil Koljonen and Diane Vry
Michael Moen, son of Jerry and Angie Moen
Wade Piper, son of Matt Piper and Sue Johnson
Matthew Quincer, son of Dave and Lynn Quincer
Students Elise Kallevig and Aly Gilster served as masters of ceremonies at Coronation. Craig Klawitter gave a moving, heart-felt speech on how grateful he and his wife, Tammie, were to be selected as this year’s Parade Grand Marshals.
“This past year has shown us what a tremendous school community as well as the whole Wadena community is. Tammie and I have been blessed with kindness in so many ways. Agreeing to be Grand Marshals of this year’s Homecoming is one way to say thank you,” said Craig Klawitter, as his wife stood at his side at the podium. For anyone who missed it, Klawitter agreed to share his wonderful speech on WDC’s website and Facebook page.
WDC students Wade Piper on vocals and guitar, Matthew Quincer on vocals and keyboard and Thomas Quincer on drums, performed the indie pop song “San Francisco” as a tribute to the homecoming candidates.
WDC had a spectacular Homecoming week with fun dress-up days, pep fests, lunch room games, a door decorating contest, and the traditional Powder Puff Football games. Unfortunately, due to the blustery weather, the Homecoming Parade scheduled for Friday afternoon was canceled.
Homecoming week festivities will conclude this evening when the Wolverine football team hosts the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder at 7 p.m. at the WDC Football Field. Dress warmly! Following the football game is the Homecoming Dance for grades 9-12 students in the Commons.
Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in WDC’s 2014 Homecoming. Don’t forget to continue to display your “Wolverine Pride” all year long.
Go to WDC Schools’ website at www.wdc2155.k12.mn.us for more photos or find us on Facebook at Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools.