It was back and people were thrilled. The Owatonna homecoming parade was held on Friday after being a casualty of the pandemic in 2020. The route switched to Elm Street between the Steele County Fairgrounds and the high school due to construction downtown.

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OHS Homecoming Royalty were led by King Dylan Mieners and Queen Jenna Dallenbach. Listen to interviews with most of the top ten candidates finalists.

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Not one, but two Teachers of the Year. Mark Langlois is the 2021 Owatonna Teacher of the Year.

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Jessica Wagner, OHS Magnet advisor was the 2020 Teacher of the Year.

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The Owatonna fishing team had the easiest to prepare float in the homecoming parade, and possibly the most creative at the same time.

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The Owatonna girls soccer team set up a boxing ring on their float.

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The Huskies adaptive floor hockey squad was very enthusiastic right from the start of the parade route.

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It was a big role reversal for OHS Homecoming parade Grand Marshall Rolf Olson. The retired, longtime teacher spends plenty of time nowadays driving the bus for the Huskies athletic teams.

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Though not technically a 'float,' the Owatonna High School cheerleaders walked and cheered their way through the homecoming parade.

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"Racket the Rockets" was a clever play on words by the OHS girls tennis team.

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The Owatonna parade crew float featuring a t-shirt cannon.

 

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