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.

Carlton student Dylan Manning takes the opportunity to add a little whipped cream to homecoming candidate Matthew Santkuyl during the "Pie the Homecoming Candidates" event during a Carlton spirit week event Wednesday, Feb. 19. Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal
Carlton student Dylan Manning takes the opportunity to add a little whipped cream to homecoming candidate Matthew Santkuyl during the "Pie the Homecoming Candidates" event during a Carlton spirit week event Wednesday, Feb. 19. Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal

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.

Carlton seniors Sawyer Thorman and Brynne Mickle were crowned homecoming king and queen following the Bulldogs' 94-80 win over Fond du Lac Ojibwe Friday, Feb. 21. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
Carlton seniors Sawyer Thorman and Brynne Mickle were crowned homecoming king and queen following the Bulldogs' 94-80 win over Fond du Lac Ojibwe Friday, Feb. 21. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

The students capped off the homecoming festivities with a dance after the game.