Blast from the Past Posted on October 8th, 2012 by

Homecoming is a tradition that began in 1922 during the basketball season (as opposed to football). The first Homecoming Queen was elected in 1935. Homecoming Queen coronation was disbanded in 1971 by the student body. The tradition was reintroduced in 1986, but changed to elect both a Queen and a King.


Pictured are the Homecoming Queen candidates from 1949: Donna Lee (Benson) Barnett ’50, Jan (Wampler) Quist ’50, Marjorie (Swenson) Gores ’50, Hilde (Linnee) Holcomb ’50, and Alice (Milton) Carlson ’50.


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