Next week, students and staff at the Montevideo Senior High School will attempt to “break the ice,” so to speak, on this most egregiously snowy and cold winter by celebrating Snow Week.

Next week, students and staff at the Montevideo Senior High School will attempt to “break the ice,” so to speak, on this most egregiously snowy and cold winter by celebrating Snow Week.

What exactly is Snow Week? Zach Koepke, MHS teacher and student council advisor, said: “Snow Week is a celebration of winter sports, activities, and all that is going on at our school. It is the student council’s goal to bring Snow Week up to the same level of excitement as Homecoming Week!”

A veritable blizzard of activities has been planned for next week, and the student council came up with some new and wonderful ideas to heat things up at the school.

Brand new for Snow Week 2019 is the SnoBall Coronation, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday in the high school gym. “As far as we know from asking around,” said Koepke, “This will be the first-ever SnoBall Coro­nation in Montevideo history! We will crown the very first Snow Week King, Queen, Prince, and Princess!”

Senior girls who were nominated by their class to represent MHS as Queen/Princess for this very cool mid-winter celebration are: Abigail Jakobs, Hanna Proell, Laura Van Ravenswaay, Cassidy Rustman, Noelle Sulflow, and Sydney Zindel.

Senior boys nominated to be King/Prince are: Max Carruth, Jack Churchill, Issac Esparza, Matthew Fragodt, Adam Root, and Jackson Snell.

The senior class also chose Abby Marquardt and Seth Olson to emcee the coronation and be a part of the Royal Court.

During the coronation on Monday, students will vote for who they want to reign as King and Queen, and Prince and Princess for the duration of Snow Week.

“The unique part of this coronation is that it is being held during the school day. The entire student body will be there to witness the ceremony, which is pretty dang cool,” Koepke said.

Also new to the Snow Week festivities is a Double Dog Dare team competition where teams of five will compete against each other in head-to-head relays. the competition will take place over the course of three days, with winners moving on (and losers eliminated) until the last team standing is crowned Champions of Snow Week.

In addition, each day of Snow Week will feature a different dress up day. Monday will be Rolled out of Bed (PJ) Day; Tuesday will be Jersey Day; Wednesday will be Homeroom Wars; Thursday will be Decade Day; and Friday will be Hawk Pride Day.

Special Snow Week events have also been planned for all three of next week’s home basketball games.

All in all, Snow Week 2019 will most certainly be a pleasant break for Montevideo high school students and staff suffering from the deep-freeze of the past week.

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