Hoco 2015 makes memories for all


Courtney Hietikko

Evan Gates and Shawna Brandt, minutes after becoming the 2015 Homecoming king and queen.

To kick off RHS’s homecoming day teachers, parents, and students enjoyed a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausages at 7 a.m. while chatting about the exciting day to come. Despite the rainy showers, the citizens of Roseville came out to watch the many clubs, sports, bands, and schools marched in the parade along with the well done class floats. Followed by the floats, were each couple on court walking behind their cars with heads held high in hopes of becoming the king and queen.

After the parade the excitement continued to the football stadium where the game was held playing against Warren Woods Tower. Before half time, chosen out of all of the floats the sophomores came out victorious and managed to get a scare out of the other classes with their Monsters Inc. float. At half time, all of court took the nerve wracking walk down the field to the end of the 50 yard line, where RHS alumni Tori Chapman and Ryan DiCiacca crowned this year’s new king and queen, Shawna Brandt and Evan Gates.

“I was pretty surprised; it was a great honor to be voted king,” Gates said.

“I’m thankful for everyone who had voted for me and made this happen. I was honestly so surprised, I started to cry,” Brandt said.

After an all effort game, the Panthers beat the Titans with a final score of 53-13.

To end the jam packed day, the event everyone had been waiting for the dance. Girls did their hair and make-up; boys got freshened up and put on their suits and headed off to the dance at 7 p.m. Students wobbled their way across the floor and “hit the quan” to perfection. It will leave a lasting impression for all who attended.

“Student Assembly organized things very well; it went smoothly. Everyone seemed to have a good time,” Student Assembly sponsor Emily Collias said.

“This is the best homecoming I’ve ever seen in years,” Principal Pete Hedemark said.