Bethlehem Academy in Faribault has a tradition of crowning a Homecoming King with the candidates for King each inviting a female classmate to be their escort.

The Bethlehem Academy Cardinals football team will host Kenyon-Wanamingo this Friday night at Bruce Smith Field.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on KDHL 920AM, 97.9 FM and worldwide on the FREE KDHL app with coverage beginning 6:45 p.m.

Themed days and activities are being held throughout this week at Bethlehem Academy.

  • Monday:  Celebrity day.
  • Tuesday: Dress like your parent day.
  • Wednesday: Dress your best day.
  • Thursday: Decade Day....6th grade, 1940's, 7th grade, Turn of Century (1800, 1900, 2000), 8th grade, 1990's, 9th grade, 1920's, 10th grade, 1970's, 11th grade 1960's, 12th grade, 1980's.
  • Friday, Spirit day.

The coronation of the Homecoming King will take place Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Van Orsow Auditorium at the conclusion of a Noon Pepfest.

The Homecoming King and Court will lead a modified Homecoming Parade at 1:30 p.m. which starts on 1st Street SW next to Divine Mercy Catholic School and proceeds around the block.

Candidates for Homeking King include:

  • Matthew Croke, son of Sarah and Andrew Croke.  Matthew will be escorted by Elizabeth Cohen, daughter of Liz Cronin and Brad Cohen.
  • Andrew Donahue, son of Julie and Tim Donahue.  Andrew's escort is Molly Lund, daughter of Bridget and Brock Lund.
  • Matthew Nelson, son of Mary and Todd Nelson. Matthew is escorted by Madelyn Bauer, daughter of Crystal and Preston Bauer.
  • Brady Strodtman, son of Jill and Richard Strodtman. Brady will be escorted by Mia Potter, daughter of Anne and Steve Potter.
  • Aiden Tobin, son of Kari and Jason Tobin.  Aiden is escorted by Madelyn Gersemehl, daughter of Emily and Matthew Gersemehl.

You might remember last year there was no Pepfest and no parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bethlehem Academy Front Entrance. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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