Students Select Classmate Killed In Crash As Homecoming Queen
James Allen | Sep 11, 2019 AT 9:09 am
Alivia Mortenson, who was a junior at Ulen-Hittedal Public Schoo, was picked as one this fall's homecoming queen candidates before school was out last spring. But Alivia died in a car crash in Clay County in June. The 17-year old standout athlete and honor student's death shocked the communities of Ulen, Hitterdal, and Twin Valley. But her classmates made a decision over the summer. School Counselor Kim Skjold says the senior class agreed the best way to proceed was to make Alivia honorary homecoming queen. The students sought the permission of her family who agreed and who came on stage to accept the queen's crown at last night's coronation.
Skeld calls the coronation a "beautiful moment of acceptance of what happened" to Alivia.