Ste. Genevieve County R-II Celebrates 2023 Homecoming

This week, Ste. Genevieve County R-II celebrated its 2023 Homecoming! Monday through Friday, the schools held dress-up days, cheered on our sports teams and celebrated with our community in the Homecoming parade!

After Spirit Night on Thursday, students cheered on our junior and senior girls during the annual Powderpuff game, which ended with a score of 12-6 in favor of the seniors. The girls and their coaches showed great sportsmanship throughout the evening!

During the high school pep assembly Friday afternoon, Jack Farlow, son of Thomas Farlow and Quinn Brace, was crowned the Ste. Genevieve High School’s 2023 homecoming king. Other members of the court were: freshman attendant Anthony Abt, sophomore attendant Luke Ferranto, junior attendant Jacob Schweigert; and king candidates Dalton McBride, Aiden Meyer, Mason Nix, Tucker Reed, and Ayden White. 

Ste. Genevieve High School took on Jefferson R-VII for a 49-7 win on Friday night! Hope Schmelzle, daughter of Julie and Keith Schmelzle, was crowned the Ste. Genevieve High School’s 2023 homecoming queen during the coronation ceremony at halftime. Other members of the court were: freshman attendant Olyvia Beckermann, sophomore attendant Vivian Kiefer, junior attendant Kale Clements; and queen candidates Kiaira Asher, Adriana Bennett, Alissa Grass, Tessa Hager, Addisyn Heberlie, and Hope Schmelzle. Congratulations to all of the members of the Homecoming Court!

This year, Sloane Basler and Holden Basler were the miniature cheerleader and football player at the game. The winners of the week’s various competitions were also recognized during the game. The winners of the float competition were: 1) sophomores, 2) juniors, 3rd) seniors and 4) freshmen. Congratulations to all of the classes for a job well done!

The week’s festivities concluded with the Homecoming Dance, held in the Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium on Saturday night.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following: SGHS faculty, SGHS administration, the Marching Dragons, the Color Guard, the SGHS Cheerleaders, the Emeralds, the fall athletes and the student body for their terrific efforts in making this homecoming a success. 

We would also like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their contributions and support during our 2023 Homecoming: County-Do It Center of Ste. Genevieve; Bill Holst; Mueller Tire Service; Ste. Genevieve Antique Mall; Grein Valley Pallet Co.; Forest Products of St. Louis; Eric Scott Leather; JBJ RV Storage on 32; the Ste. Genevieve County R-II Board of Education; Davey Karl; the SGHS Housekeeping and Maintenance staff; the SG Cafeteria staff; Chris Thompson;  Kenny Rapp; the Industrial Tech Department; Jay Pope; Derek Schumer; Carol and Itchy Rudloff; Tracey Eatherton; Dustin Kueker; Bailey Otto; John Otto; the family and friends of the Class of 2024, the Class of 2025, the Class of 2026, and the Class of 2027; the families of the Court members; families who helped with float-building and made donations to the floats; the SGHS Tech Department; and everyone who had a hand in making this week a success! Special thanks also goes out to the class sponsors: freshmen class — Dawn Moser and Blake Moore; sophomore class — Jamie Bauman and Alex Newman; junior class — Carrie Staffen and Jeremy Mueller; and senior class — Alyssa Schwent and Halleh Fallert. 

Thank you to Dr. Boyd, Dr. Nix, and Mr. Schnable for all of the time and patience they put into planning the past few weeks. Thanks to all of the judges—they did a terrific job! Thank you to Dragons Lair Productions, as well as the publications staff for all they’ve done with videos and pictures. Lastly, thank you to Mr. Roth and Mr. Schweiss, the Student Council sponsors! 

*To see more photos from this week from the various schools, please see the SG R-II Facebook page.