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HHS celebrates winter Jan. 28 to Feb. 1

Snow Week 2013 will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 28, to Friday, Feb. 1, at the Hastings High School. The yearly event is sponsored by the Student Council.

The events kick off Jan. 28 with the annual variety show at 7 p.m. While that is considered the biggest activity of the day, there are other ones, including the school store giving away Cheez-Its throughout the day, the start of the medallion hunt (the finder qualifies for a $100 prize), and Pajamas Dress Day.

During first hour classes, it's "Rock, Paper, Scissors." The prize is $50.

The theme for Tuesday, Jan 29, is "White Out." Activities include school story drawings, the boys' basketball game against Mounds View and the boys' hockey game against Roseville.

The theme for Wednesday, Jan. 30, is "Snow Gear." The day begins with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Activities include the Tug of War during fourth hour. Each $1 donated goes to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The school store holds drawings. The fun run is scheduled after school and the medallion hunt continues if it has not been found.

"Dress to Impress" is the theme for Thursday, Jan. 31. The school store will hold drawings. Evening activities include wrestling against Forest Lake, boys hockey against Crookston, and gymnastics against Stillwater.

The coronation of the king and queen highlights Friday, Feb. 1.

The senior candidates are Paolo Fossati, Adam Markulics, Daniel Ritt, Samuel Westre, Kyle Wilmar, Taylor Burr, Emily Fasbender, Alexandra Iwasko, Allison Nolan and Jasmine Tverberg.

The junior candidates are Ross Dylla, Daryale Harris, Drew Pottinger, Matthew Reinisch, Zachary Wiese, Rachel Bruch-Andersen, Heather Petersen, Maria Rother, Abigail Sake and Ekaette Umana.

The sophomore candidates are Brady Burkhart, Forrest Close, Craig Nielsen, Tyler Sylvester, Carson Whyle, Sabrina Astar, Madilyn Cook, Christina Melecio, Hanna Norman and Jill Weinzettel.

The freshmen candidates are William Bauer, Jake Eischen, Jake Lilja, Nick McGrath, Mark Vaith, Logan Welshons, Hannah Caturia, Pav Clarke, Samantha Dabruzzi, Emily Hovseth, Lauren Mattmiller and Samantha Schorzman.

The colors for the day are yellow for freshmen, red for sophomores, blue for juniors, orange for seniors and green for staff.

The boys' basketball team plays Park in the evening.

The Snow Week dance in the auditorium lobby concludes the evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The music is a repeat performance by John Osberg.