Keely Peterson and Zach Van Batavia were crowned homecoming queen and king during the 2021 fall spirit week at Park Rapids Area High School.

The smiling pair received cheers from their schoolmates during a school assembly Monday morning.

According to queen and king candidate bios read out during the coronation ceremony, Peterson plans to study exercise science in college and fondly remembers making a short film for extra credit in statistics class.

Van Batavia plans to go to Bethany Global University to pursue cross-cultural teaching, and his bio said one of his favorite school memories was “talking to cops more often than he should because it built character.”

Spirit week activities continue throughout the week, with a pep fest, parade, home football game and dance scheduled for Friday.