ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, Northern State University Wolves will celebrate the “Howling 2020s” during homecoming week.
Homecoming takes place Sept. 21-26 at Northern, with the 106th annual Gypsy Day Parade set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Parade registration begins June 1. Entrants will decorate their float base on the “Howling 2020s” theme, and a panel of judges comprised of Northern and community leaders will present awards in the following categories:
- Best Overall Float
- President’s Award (best Northern State University entry)
- Mayor’s Award (best Aberdeen Area community entry)
- Chamber Award (best Aberdeen Area business entry)
- Northern Pride Award (best representation of theme)
- Northern Spirit Award (best group participation and spirit)
- Thunder’s Award (best entry featuring live animals)
- Gypsy Award (best vehicle entry)
- Throwback Award (best entry using a previous parade float)
Along with the theme, Northern has also announced the 2020 Gypsy Days royalty candidates:
- Molly Kueter, Brandon
- Sarah Schafer, Flasher, N.D.
- Livia Wallace, Pipestone, Minn.
- Molly Walter, Monticello, Minn.
- Kylie Werner, Sioux Falls
- Kelson Brewer, Stanwood, Wash.
- Parker Heger, Underwood, N.D.
- Judah McKinley, Pierre
- Eduardo Mendoza, Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Cory Weeks, Watertown
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.