Endres, Stroeing crowned WDC king and queen

The royalty happened to be paired up from the start.

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Wadena-Deer Creek 2022 homecoming royalty include Hailey Kircher, left, Madison Carsten, Ellie Hale, Haylee Dickey, Madelyn Gallant, Ella Stroeing, Koby Endres, Evan Lunde, Brandon Wheeler, Nickolas Briggs and Charlie Bushinger.
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WADENA — In a homecoming full of sweet adventures there are now a new king and queen to reign over the proceedings.
King Koby Endres and Queen Ella Stroeing were crowned in front of a roaring sea of blue and gold Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

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Wadena-Deer Creek 2022 Homecoming Queen Ella Stroeing and King Koby Endres.
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The two were among a field of five young men and six young women including Nickolas Briggs, Evan Lunde, Brandon Wheeler and Charles Bushinger as well as Hailey Kircher, Madelyn Gallant, Ellie Hale, Haylee Dickey and Madison Carsten.
The event was kicked off with a welcome from presenters Eshetu Loer, Ally Pavek and Rayna Udy.
The crowds were delighted by a duet from Lillian Adkins and Anna Guo who sang a spot on rendition of "Slipping Through My Fingers" by ABBA.
2021 king and queen Cole Berglund and Summer Pettit made a return to the WDC gym to crown the new royalty.
If you missed the coronation, don't miss the group as they make their way through downtown Wadena starting at 2 p.m. with the homecoming parade.

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Since students have had cell phones, the tradition of the royalty selfie can't be missed.
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Charles Bushinger and Madison Carsten
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Nickolas Briggs and Hailey Kircher
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The Wadena-Deer Creek homecoming parade starts at 2 p.m. and winds through downtown Wadena.

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Koby Endres gets the crown alongside Charles Bushinger, Evan Lunde, Brandon Wheeler and Nickolas Briggs.
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Check out what students and staff at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools have been busy with during homecoming week.

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Waiting for the crown is Ella Stroeing, Madison Carsten, Madelyn Gallant, Ellie Hale, Haylee Dickey and Hailey Kircher.
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