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BHS crowns 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

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:
Joey Anderson
Carly Dahl
Grade 10 Attendants:
Sithisone “Andrew” Vixayvong
Marlee Junkman
Grade 11 Attendants:
Nate Drobnick
Samantha Panos
Grade 11 Ambassadors:
Chris Fuentes
Morgan Keirstead
Grade 12 Ambassadors:
Braxton Kukulka
Emily Swanson
2016 Royalty Queen Candidates:
Ali Dahl
Natalie Jamison
Mia Kolstad
Sarah Leahy
Julie Nguyen
Tessa Riggs
Ally Saba
Paige Schultz
Erika Torralba
Egeziharya Yilma
2016 Royalty King Candidates:
Seyi Aguda
Blake Andert
Jack Bardwell
Willy Garzon
Charlie Green
Shermarr Kilgore
Jack Lindsay
Vincent “Moses” Mwebi
Stephan Olson
Anthony Vang
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.
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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:59