ULEN, Minn. — Alivia Mortenson, the 17-year-old girl who died in a car accident in June, has been named the homecoming queen for Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal.
Mortenson died on Sunday, June 2, after her car went off a road and landed upside down in a slough near Hitterdal.
A tweet posted by the school on Monday, Sept. 9, says Alivia was picked as queen along with King Treyton Klemetson.
According to NCE/UH Principal Kent Henrickson, Alivia was voted in as a candidate last spring because their homecoming was so early.
He says the family was asked if they would want to accept the crown on her behalf, and Alivia's mother and her two sisters accepted it at Monday night's coronation.
"We feel it was a very nice gesture on our students' part to want to remember Alivia and to include the family in the homecoming coronation," said Henrickson.
Homecoming week is here!!Congrats to NCE King Parker Lien and Queen Ryah Opsahl! Congrats to UH King Treyton Klemetson and Queen Alivia Mortenson! What a great way to honor Alivia and a great way to kick off Homecoming week 2019! Also UH is celebrating 50 years! Happy Homecoming!— NCE/UH-Titans-Activites (@nce_uh) September 10, 2019