KING TREYTON, QUEEN BRIDGET REIGN
JEREMY WALTNER – PUBLISHER
In accordance with tradition, Menno kicked off its 2021 Homecoming celebration Monday night, Sept. 13 with the pomp and circumstance — not of graduation — but of coronation. The 7:30 p.m. spirited to-do was held in the old city/school auditorium and featured the crowning of Treyton Sayler and Bridget Vaith as king and queen — a formal honor that is always executed by the previous royal couple, in this case Josh Heckenlaible and Jesse Munkvold.
Sayler and Vaith were among a royal court that also included Tyler Massey, Austin Pillsbury, Paityn Huber and Grace Nusz, as well as crown-bearers Quinn Hewitt and Helena Jacobson, who joined the Menno seniors on the gymnasium stage.
Attendants to the royal court were seniors Salome Carr, Raygen Diede, Laura Fischer, Isabella Hogeland, Annalise Kludt and Kaelea McCoy, with the following students serving as ushers and usherettes: Alana Fergen, Julia Buechler, Madelyn Kludt, Halle Van Hove, Cody Munkvold, Ajay Herrboldt, Blake Rames and Daniel Sayler.
Homecoming is being held under the theme of “Wolves World Tour” — a nod to music — with the slogan, “The Wolves Will Rock You In 2022.” The traditional dress-up days are in accordance with the musical theme and a number of activities have taken place — and are taking place — throughout the week.
Eveything will culminate on Friday beginning with a pep rally at 8:45 a.m. While no parade is planned, students will hit the town afterward to “Decorate the town black and gold” — the colors of the new Jim Rivers Trappers football cooperative that will make its debut that afternoon. School will be dismissed for all students at 1 p.m., with the homecoming football game against Winner set to begin at 2:30 p.m.