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A busy Homecoming week at BEA kicks off on Sept. 20

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Sep 19, 2021

Téa Armstrong and Anders Fering were crowned queen and king during the 2020 ceremony.

Homecoming returns to Blue Earth Area School this year with activities scheduled beginning Sept. 20 and concluding on Sept. 24 with the Homecoming football game against Le Sueur-Henderson followed by the Homecoming dance.

Last year’s activities were altered due to the pandemic. This year marks a return to a ‘normal’ Homecoming celebration.

The king and queen candidates were announced on Monday, Sept. 13. All are members of the senior class.

Waylen Douglas, Kean Hicks, Vern Johnson, Luke Norman and Adam Schavey are the five candidates for king.

The queen candidates are Marissa Benz, Calli Ferguson, Maci Frommie, Brita Haugen and Kylie Rosenau.

Each day of Homecoming week will have a different theme.

Monday is class color day. Tuesday is America day. College apparel/jersey day is the theme for Wednesday while business attire is the theme for Thursday. Friday is Buc Pride day.

Coronation will be held Monday, Sept. 20, at the Performing Arts Center at Blue Earth Area High School. It will begin at 8 p.m. and the cost of admission is $5.

There will be a high school pepfest from 12:45-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, followed by a parade in downtown Blue Earth beginning at 2 p.m. A pepfest will be held at the elementary/middle school from 2:30-2:45 p.m.

A Bucs 4 Hope Pork Loin Tailgate event will take place prior to the football game on Friday night and will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. The game against LSH begins at 7 p.m. and the dance is scheduled to be held from 9:15-11:45 p.m.

There are also a number of athletic activities which will take place during the week.

The B-squad football team travels to Jackson on Monday, Sept. 20, to take on the Huskies. Tuesday, Sept. 21, the tennis team travels to St. Peter and the volleyball team heads to St. James for varsity contests. On Thursday, Sept. 23, the cross country team will run at the Jackson County Central Invitational, the tennis team will be at home to take on New Ulm and the volleyball team will host St. Peter.

Blue Earth Area would like to invite all area residents to come out and help the students celebrate Homecoming 2021.