Hastings celebrates homecoming early
A large recreation of Spongebob Squarepants and his pineapple house was made by the senior class.
The 2019 Hastings High School Fall Homecoming parade took a shorter route near the school to finish in time for the 5 p.m. football game.
It was led by the marching band, and featured class floats with a cartoon theme.
The homecoming court included Keven Coykendall, Ben Curtis, Hannah Johnson, Ellie Saur, Hunter Allerding, Jon Arnold, Kiersten Bailey, Abby Zull, Braden Tolles and Skyler Teske.
Bailey is a four-year basketball player and three-year member of the Student Council, choir and Impact Team. She plans to attend Dixie State in Utah to study law enforcement.
Saur has been involved in the drama program four years, has been a member of the band, color guard, tennis team, Y-Mentors, winter guard, Student Council and Impact Team.
Johnson, who was crowned homecoming queen at halftime, has been a member of student council, Youth Advisory Council, track and field, swim and dive, Interact Club, Key Club, Y-Mentors, Impact Team, National Honors Society, basketball, cross country and student council E-Board.
Arnold has been a member of Key Club, cross country, swim team, track and field, golf, running club, Y-Mentors and the ski race team.
Tolles, who was crowned homecoming king during halftime, has run cross-country and track, served on Student Council, participated in Key Club, marching band Y-Mentors and National Honors Society.
An honor roll student, Coykendall is part of the culinary program and dual enrolls with Kellogg Community College.
Curtis has spent four years playing football, and as part of the musical backstage crew. He has been a member of the Impact Club, National Honors Society, Student Council, robotics, baseball, track and Y-Mentors. He is currently the senior class Student Council Vice President.
A four-year member of the football team, Hunter Allerding has also been a member of track and ski club for four years.
Zull has been in volleyball, track Key Club, National Honors Society and the Interact Club.
Teske has played volleyball four years, ran track and is currently on the yearbook staff.