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LAHS celebrates 2016 Homecoming Week

The Langdon Area High School (LAHS) Student Council has been working to prepare the 2016 LAHS Homecoming, which is slated for September 19 through 23.

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Posted on 9/17/16

By Melissa Anderson

While a number of the week’s homecoming activities will remain in line with tradition, the council has made some exciting new changes.

“I believe that a break from tradition can be a healthy move for any program, so I am excited to see where these changes will take our Student Council and the Homecoming events,” said Dawson Schefter, President of the council.

An active sports schedule throughout the week has resulted in creative new ideas – the most dramatic of which being changes to the Homecoming Coronation and parade.

The high school will kick off the week by dawning their college clothing for “College Game Day.” Monday will also include the traditional Junior and Senior competitions as the boys will battle it out in a volleyball match, and the girls will go head-to-head in a game of Flickerball. Monday will also feature a home cross country meet.

Tuesday will leave students and staff ‘seeing double’ as we match up on “Twin Day.” The dynamic duos will make their way to the Langdon Area High School gymnasium at 9:00 a.m. for the Coronation of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen. The new King and Queen will almost assuredly be back in the gymnasium for a Cardinal volleyball match against Benson County on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday will require students to dawn their sunglasses as students find their brightest clothing possible for “Neon Day.” Students will spend their morning engaged in a team building activity led by the National Guard.

“The student council is excited to bring this opportunity to the student body, and we are grateful to the National Guard for providing this service,” said Amanda Thompson, the council’s Secretary.

On Thursday afternoon, the Student Council’s Event Committee will display their hard work in the coordination of our class versus class competitions.

“I love watching the class games because of how involved we all get and how much of a competition we all make it,” said Bethany Gilseth, chairwoman of the Event Committee and President-Elect of the council.

Each class will be dressed for the challenge, with the designations as follows: Seniors, black; Juniors, red; Sophomores, white; Freshman, pink; 8th Grade, green; 7th Grade, blue; Staff, grey.

Friday will keep everyone on high alert with a number of activities taking place. The hallways will be filled with Cardinal gear as students sport their red, black, and white in support of the now 3-0 Cardinal football team. The parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. from the high school building, traveling down 15th Avenue and 9th Street, before returning to the school building. Businesses are encouraged to enter a float into the parade to show their support for the Cardinals as they take on the Aggies.

The council is asking that businesses who intend to enter a parade float let them know by emailing langdon.stuco@gmail.com at their earliest possible convenience. Immediately following the parade, the Student Council and the LAHS Cheer Team invites everyone to attend a pep rally in the high school gymnasium.

The Cardinal football team will take on the Park River-Fordville-Lankin Aggies at 7:00 p.m. Following the game, students grades 9-12 are invited to attend the annual Homecoming Dance.

“The LAHS Student Council is committed to providing safe and fun activities for our student body, in the hopes that we may deter students from negative practices such as underage drinking,” said Schefter.

According to the council, one of the ways that they encourage attendance of the dance is by providing valuable door prizes for those who attend.

“We would like to thank all of the area businesses for their generous donations to student council which allowed us to purchase door prizes for the homecoming dance,” said Ryan Kram, the council’s treasurer.

Congratulations are in order to the following Homecoming Court Candidates, who were nominated by their peers. Seniors nominated Rachel Cheatley, daughter of Mark and Val Cheatley and Ryan Kram, son of Jeff and Jackie Kram. Juniors nominated Madison Gapp, daughter of Glenn and Julianne Gapp and Jakob Iverson, son of Jon and Carissa Iverson. Sophomores nominated Amanda Thompson, daughter of Kelly Thompson and Debbie Lindstrom and Jake Muhs, son of Mike and Cheryl Muhs.

“The Student Council encourages everyone to stay up-to-date with the events of the week by following us on social media @lahs_stuco. Go Cards!” said Schefter.