Written by Christina Beck
On September 23, Abraham Lincoln High School had their homecoming football game against Ames. Within the second quarter of the game, two injuries had already occurred for the Abraham Lincoln High School team; Nash Sorenson and Dalton Ebertowski. The game ended with a score of seven for Abraham Lincoln High School, and 28 for Ames.
Although Abraham Lincoln High School didn’t win their homecoming, it didn’t greatly affect the spirits of those who went to their homecoming dance. Spirits were high all throughout the night. Students clearly enjoyed the DJ’s songs as they danced all night and it was visible as the whole crowd would jump around to a song that they greatly enjoyed.
Just before the coronation for the night began, a dance battle quickly fired up and broke out in the corner of the lunch room where the dance floor was. The crowd quickly gathered to watch as five different students joined in. Loudest cheers went to Nolan Peters when he jumped in and mock danced.
“I thought [the dance battle] was getting too boring because everyone else was just watching,” Peters said.
As it neared the end of the night, the coronation took place. All of the students gathered in the commons and made a long walkway for all of the elected representatives for classes and candidates for king and queen to come down. Each couple was called to make their way down and a little was told about each and every single one of them.
Last year’s winners of king and queen, Dillon Gibson and Tori Albertus returned to crown this year’s king and queen. First announced as Homecoming King, was Ben Jones, and Dillon Gibson placed the golden grown on him as loud cheers erupted from the onlooking students.
“I didn’t think I was going to win. It felt cool because I knew that a lot of people in the school voted for me,” Jones said.
Next, after a tense silence, Paige Holeton was announced as the Homecoming Queen and Tori Albertus placed this year’s queen crown on her head as cheers erupted from the crowd once again.
“I did not think I was gonna win,” Paige Holeton said. “It felt shocking and good to win.”
Although Abraham Lincoln High School didn’t win their homecoming game, students still had fun at the dance and a good time with friends.Share