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Homecoming Court Sets the Tempo with Coronation Dances

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Courtesy of Benilde St-Margaret’s Instagram
12 seniors were selected by their peers for homecoming court.

With Homecoming week back in action, the Red Knight community was excited to see Homecoming Coronation on Monday, the 26th. There were six senior boys and girls nominated for Homecoming court. Additionally, 9th-11th graders have one boy and one girl representing their respective grades.

The student body voted for students who would represent their classes with honor. However, many of the students did not know what to think after receiving the nomination. “I didn’t really expect it but I knew that some people were throwing my name out there so it wasn’t too much of a surprise,” Broglio said.

These homecoming court candidates wanted to represent their class and BSM community in a positive way which included a lot of hard work and dedication. Junior Molly Giertsen noted her commitment to the inauguration. “We [her fellow classmate and dance partner, Junior A.J. Ulrich] practiced our dance…and it took three hours because it was really hard to come up with something and get everything right,” Giertsen said.

There were many students who felt honored and confident to represent their class in front of the whole school. A lot of them believe that performing should not be too big of a deal. Senior Colin McGie had high hopes about the dance he is performing with his partner. “No…I don’t get nervous,” McGie said.

On the flip side, Senior Gus Bell was not very confident in his choreography but had a plan to overcome these nervous butterflies in his stomach. “I’m not the greatest dancer in the world. So that made me nervous… but I’ve been in front of crowds before and you just have to use your butterflies wisely and use them to fuel you,” Bell said.

I’m not the greatest dancer in the world. So that made me nervous… but I’ve been in front of crowds before and you just have to use your butterflies wisely and use them to fuel you.

— Gus Bell

Many of the representatives wanted to keep their song and dance a surprise for the crowd to lift them off their feet and bring everyone’s school spirit to a high. Sophomore Ebenezer Jibunor was excited for the senior high to see his dance. “That’s a secret you’ll have to see on Monday,” Jibunor said.

A couple of the candidates for homecoming court are extremely experienced when it comes to performing in front of large crowds. Molly Giertsen has performed in front of thousands at the Target Center, so this was nothing new to her. “I’m not really nervous because I’m on the dance team. So I danced with people a lot, but I’m a little nervous for my partner and me to do it together,” Giertsen said.

Additionally, Seniors Abyan Chaudri and Olivia Olson will be paired up together and are excited to showcase their interesting song and dance. The song they chose is very relevant to the student body at BSM. “It’s just kind of funny because it’s from Barbie,” Olson said.

The introduction of each representative has been a hot topic of discussion. Many of the students want to have a positive light shown on their name when being introduced to the senior high, faculty, staff, and more. When asked if introductions would be funny or serious there was a mix of responses. “I think it’s gonna be more funny. I don’t really want to be serious and I think all the other girls kind of agreed on doing funny too. So it’ll be good,” Olson said.

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