And the Winner is ...
Diederich , Haugeberg crowned homecoming king and queen
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 15:10
On the evening of Oct. 10, two students were named NDSU’s homecoming king and queen. Counting in the votes from the student body of NDSU, the winners were announced, naming Erik Diederich and Hilary Haugeberg NDSU’s homecoming king and queen of 2013.
Hilary Haugeberg is a junior majoring in Management Communication and was nominated by student government. Erik Diederich is a senior majoring in Construction Management and was also nominated by student government.
“There are no words to describe what it is to come out on stage and hear people cheer for you,” Diederich said. “I’m so humble, and I think that is the best part about this.”
Last year’s 2012 homecoming king and queen, Courtland Miller and Alyssa Lipsiea, were there to crown the newest king and queen.
As homecoming king and queen you are noticed as a big part of the homecoming weekend and do activities such as the homecoming parade and pep fest, which were cancelled this year due to weather conditions.
Diederich and Haugeberg both said their favorite part of the week was becoming closer with all 12 members of the homecoming court.
“We didn’t really know each other at the start of it, but will remain friends and keep in touch because of being together on the court,” said Haugeberg.
Last Thursday night also held many performances to kick off the event. Blue Key Honor Society put on its annual homecoming show, which showcased campus talent from an assortment of groups. The theme for this year’s homecoming show was “Roam Home.”
The winner of this year’s homecoming skit was Delta Tau Delta and Kappa Delta who entertained the crowd with a skit on touring through campus and ending it with a celebratory dance to Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.”
“The biggest deal for us is that some of us go out to win and do the best we can,” Cale Homuth, a member of Delta Tau Delta and a three-peat winner of the homecoming show. “But in the end, we’re all just out there to have fun on stage and be silly. We’re just honored to come back and help this philanthropy come through.”
The SPAM award, an award given out to the group with the biggest supporters and loudest cheers, was awarded to Saddle and Sirloin.
The homecoming show brought in over $7,000 for the organization, Pray for Gray, a nonprofit brain tumor foundation.