King Candidates Throw Their Support to LaFollette

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King Candidates Throw Their Support to LaFollette

Colter LaFollette and Sara De La Rosa pose for a picture after being crowned homecoming king and queen on Sept. 26.

Colter LaFollette and Sara De La Rosa pose for a picture after being crowned homecoming king and queen on Sept. 26.

Sara Rhomberg

Colter LaFollette and Sara De La Rosa pose for a picture after being crowned homecoming king and queen on Sept. 26.

Sara Rhomberg

Sara Rhomberg

Colter LaFollette and Sara De La Rosa pose for a picture after being crowned homecoming king and queen on Sept. 26.

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One beloved by all homecoming king candidate was Colter LaFollette. He is a very special guy, and when his name was on the ballot, it became clear to the student body, including the other candidates, who should be homecoming king. “All of the boy candidates told everyone not to vote for them and to put their votes in for Colter because they knew how happy he would be,” said senior Caroline See.

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Homecoming candidates pose before riding in the homecoming parade.

LaFollette, a student in the district since kindergarten, was very excited when he got elected and loved the idea of being the homecoming king. “The night before the coronation Colter kept saying ‘vote for Pedro,’” said Colter’s sister, Elsa. A line from one of his favorite movies, Napoleon Dynamite. 

Aubrey Frey was LaFollette’s partner in the parade and was right next to him when his name was announced as he became the king. She said, “When his name got called I was so happy. He said ‘Yes! I can’t believe I just won! Hold me, Aubrey!’ He hugged me and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t help but cry.” 

Last year’s king Ryan Clark came back from Iowa State to hand the cape over to LaFollette. When asking Lafollette about how he felt being the new king he couldn’t help but smile. All he had to say was, “I was excited to run into my old friend Ryan again.” 

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Mount Vernon alumnus Ryan Clark hands the king’s cape over to LaFollette.

Homecoming queen Sara De La Rosa was just as excited as everyone else when Colter’s name was called. “I was really proud and had been hoping he would win. He really deserves it. He’s been going to this school for so long and everyone loves him. He’s also moving away soon so this will be a nice memory for him to have.” The LaFolette family is moving to London is June for their dad’s job.

Logan Eriksen