Elsie Rogers, Max McCulloch Reign Over 2019 Homecoming Activities

    Milbank seniors, Elsie Rogers and Max McCulloch, were chosen as the queen and king for the Milbank High School 2019 homecoming activities. The two were crowned during the annual coronation ceremony Monday, September 23, at the Milbank armory.
    The 2018 homecoming queen, Abby Weber, had the honor of crowning the two. Cole Frazee, the outgoing king, was not able to attend because he is at military training.
    Rogers is the daughter of Mindy and Jonathan Rogers, while McCulloch is the son of Ellen and Mark McCulloch. The homecoming royalty also included candidates Jaecy Engebretson, daughter of Amanda and Jared Engebretson; Danica Schulte, daughter of Anne Schulte; Rhianna Welberg, daughter of Jodi and Kevin Welberg; Landon Brown, son of Jennifer and Tim Brown; Angel Chen, son of Zoila Amparo Pantaleon and Enrique Chen, and James (JD) Lusk, IV, son of Rovilyn and James Lusk.
    Prior to the crowning of the king and queen, the audience was entertained with a variety of skits. Those presented by the classes were judged, and the senior class won first place. In keeping with this year’s theme, reality television, the seniors presented their version of The Bachelorette to claim the top prize.
    The show, Chopped, inspired the sophomores, and their skit depicted a Milbank Bulldog chef facing off against a cook from the Webster Area Bearcats team. The crowd loved it when the Bearcat was chopped from the show, and the sophomores captured second place for their efforts.
    The junior class presented their interpretation of the show, America’s Next Top Model, but changed out “Model” for “Coach.” Members of the class did their best impressions of Milbank staff members in a mock competition to see who would be the best coach for the homecoming game Friday night. They were awarded the third-place title in the skit competition.
    Members of the freshman class put their dance moves on display as they faced off as the Bearcats vs. Bulldogs in their version of the show, Dance Moms. They rounded out the skit competition with a fourth-place finish.
    Other skits interspersed throughout the program included a blindfolded volunteer trying to identify the scents of various perfumes, a ventriloquist act, dramatic readings and chair dancing. The high school band performed at the beginning of the coronation ceremony. The cheerleaders led the crowd in the school song to conclude the ceremony.
    The crowd headed to the traditional burning of the “M” in the school parking lot, and then enjoyed a hot dog feed in the cafeteria.
    High school dress-up days planned for the rest of the week are Wednesday, vacation destination; Thursday, VSCO vs. frat, and Friday, maroon and gold day. Student Council members will cover the business district, selling homecoming buttons during the homecoming week. They  will also sponsor various activities throughout the week during each day including a bean bag tournament on Friday morning.
    Extra-curricular activities scheduled for homecoming week include Thursday, golf at Sisseton and volleyball at Hamlin, and Saturday, girls tennis at Aberdeen.
    The students will spend Friday morning building their class floats, and there will be a pep rally after lunch. The annual homecoming parade will take place on Friday, September 27, starting at 2 p.m. Those who would like to enter a float are asked to call the school. Because of the construction on Main Street, the parade route has been changed. The new path was published in the September 11 Grant County Review. The parade will begin at the south end of Main Street at the intersection with 10th Avenue. The entries will proceed east on 10th Avenue, past Koch Elementary, and on to Jefferson Drive. The procession will go north on Jefferson Drive to East Seventh Avenue, turn east, and the parade will end at the football field.
    A tailgate party is planned from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. before the homecoming game in which the Milbank Area Bulldogs will face off against the Webster Area Bearcats at 6 p.m.
~Holli Seehafer


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