Things got a little messy in the Carlton High School gym, when students gathered in the gym for a "Pie the Homecoming Candidates" activity Wednesday, Feb. 19.
For most of last week, Carlton High School students celebrated homecoming with themed days — like Hawaiian shirt day — and events that led up to the Bulldogs’ basketball game against Fond du Lac Ojibwe.
Wednesday afternoon, students filed into the gym and could pay $5 to smash one of the homecoming candidates in the face with a whipped cream pie.
Social studies teacher Ryan Schmidt said students raised approximately $350 through the activity. The money will be used to fund Carlton’s annual Veterans Day program, Snowball, homecoming and other Student Council sponsored events.
Following the Bulldogs’ 94-80 win over the Ogichidaag, seniors Sawyer Thorman and Brynne Mickle were crowned homecoming king and queen.
The students capped off the homecoming festivities with a dance after the game.