Burnsville High School students crowned seniors Stephan Olson and Egeziharya Yilma as their 2016 Homecoming King and Queen in a coronation ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Attendants walked into a darkened, jam-packed gymnasium, with background music welcoming them in and a spotlight and floor lights illuminating their way. Last year's Homecoming King candidate Quinten Anderson and Homecoming Queen Alexus Booker were on hand to crown the new king and queen. The student crowd roared with excitement when the crowns were placed atop Stephan and Egeziharya.
Stephan is a three-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball and track and field. He competed last year at the state meet for track in the 100, 4x100, 4x200 and long jump. Stephan has also earned all-conference twice in football.
Egeziharya is involved in theater, music and volunteering. She is best known for her fundraising efforts with Project Pencil, a project in which she gathered school supplies worth thousands of dollars for students in Ethiopia. Egeziharya has also earned a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her extraordinary volunteerism.
Members of the 2016-17 Homecoming Royalty are:
Grade 9 Attendants:
Grade 10 Attendants:
Sithisone “Andrew” Vixayvong
Grade 11 Attendants:
Grade 11 Ambassadors:
Grade 12 Ambassadors:
2016 Royalty Queen Candidates:
2016 Royalty King Candidates:
Vincent “Moses” Mwebi
Burnsville High School students, alumni and community members celebrated Homecoming Week with themed dress up days and sporting events. The week of festivities will conclude with a football game against Apple Valley on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and a Homecoming Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, Sept. 24.
For additional Homecoming Coronation photos, visit https://goo.gl/photos/i35Hi2aYtspNqqcZA.