Quenten Schumacher and Caitlin Covington were crowned as Perham's Homecoming King and Queen last Friday afternoon in a Pep Fest for K-12 students at the Perham Senior High.
Senior nominations in addition to Schumacher and Covington were Maggie Ingebrand, Clayton Anderson, Allison King, Justin Dickerson, Rachel Muer, Lacy Richter and Leighton Rach.
Junior Royalty included Emma Bowers, Jordan Bade, Olivea McDonald, Gabriel Bellefeuille, Samantha Charboneau and Ryan Murphy.
Included in the Pep Fest were many games for the students.
The annual parade followed the Pep Fest. It started and ended near the Perham Senior High. The recent addition of the senior high meant that for the first time in 25 years all Perham students were present on the same campus.
Joining the parade were the Perham Fire Department, the Perham Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Homecoming Royalty and units from the United Community Bank, Perham Health, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Steve's Sanitation and Z Transportation. Princess Altona Royalty participated in the parade along with the cross country team, the swimming and diving team, the girl's tennis team, the football team, the volleyball team, the speech team and the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Perham Royalty was presented to the crowd during halftime of the football game between Perham and Pequot Lakes. Perham staged a fourth quarter rally to defeat the defending section champions 34-32.
A Homecoming dance was held in the new high school commons following the football game.
Along with the Homecoming football game the Yellowjackets hosted a Homecoming tennis match on Tuesday with Park Rapids and a volleyball contest Thursday with Frazee called the "Battle of the Bees." The Perham tennis team won their match 4-3 while the Perham volleyers posted victories of 25-20, 25-12 and 25-19.
Each day of the Homecoming Week offered a different dress-up option for students.
Coordinating the Homecoming events were Senior High Teachers Katie Byer and Kelsey Karlen.