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Home News 2023 Homecoming Court: Rohde and Smith crowned King and Queen

Photo description: The Homecoming Court poses for a picture with the Cheer and Dance teams

Photo credit: Josiah Seabaugh

Madeline Peters

Sports Editor


Concordia Homecoming last weekend included the installation of the Homecoming Court, including crowning
of Calvin Rohde and Rachel Smith as king and queen, respectively, at halftime.

The Student Life Office opened nominations for the court to the student population on Sept. 7, with seniors by credit eligible to be nominated.

The full court was made up of Rohde, Isaac Weander, Daniel Oberdieck, Andrew Brandt and Cade Pflughoeft
for the men and Smith, Olivia Dunklau, Grace Reimer, Anna Grass and Nicole Brandmire for the women.

The 2022 homecoming king and queen Kameron Farmer and Morgan Bowman returned to campus to crown their successors in front of the student body and the community.

Rohde studies music education and is a distance runner for the cross country and track teams. He sings in the A Capella choir and plays French horn for the Concordia orchestra. Smith studies psychology and is one of the female Resident Coordinators on campus as well as a 10:31 barista. Smith sings in A Capella as well, and was selected for the Chamber/Vocal Jazz Choir.

“I think I found that I love the community here, Rhode said. “I knew everyone else who was on court, and I see people I know everywhere I go,” said Rohde. “Just a great community, a space to learn, and a community of Lutherans.”

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