Primrose Gypsy Day 2022 float

ABERDEEN, S.D. Float winners from the Northern State University 2022 Gypsy Day Parade have been announced.


The winners are:


  • Best Overall Float (best group participation and overall theme representation): Primrose


  • Second Best Overall: Blank Canvas Salon


  • Third Best Overall: Aberdeen Swim Club


  • Northern Spirit Award (best Northern internal group participation): NSU Honors Program


  • Thunder’s Award (best animal entry): Dirksen Organic Beef


The parade took place Saturday, Oct. 8, on Aberdeen’s Main Street. Parade entrants decorated their float based on this year’s theme, “Wolves on Broadway.”


Band Results Announced


Marching band results were also announced from Saturday’s parade. Aberdeen Central High School was chosen as Best Overall Band. Other awards are as follows:


  • Aberdeen Roncalli: Gold
  • Aberdeen Central: Gold
  • Leola School: Silver
  • Ipswich High School: Gold
  • Northwestern Area: Gold
  • Britton Hecla: Silver
  • Holgate and Simmons Middle School: Silver
  • Eureka High School: Silver
  • Miller High School: Silver
  • Groton Area School: Gold
  • Redfield High School: Silver
  • Mobridge Pollock School: Silver
  • Watertown High School: Gold
  • Sully Buttes: Gold
  • Webster Area High School: Silver
  • Deuel High School: Gold
  • Edmunds Central: Silver
  • Warner High School: Silver


Learn more about Northern’s homecoming celebration at NSU Gypsy Days.


About Northern State University


Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.