Grove High School's homecoming ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, just prior to the Grove vs. Wagoner game at Ridgerunner Stadium.

Candidates are asked to arrive by 6 p.m., to be in place by 6:15 p.m., as the ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

The parade starts promptly at 1 p.m. on Friday. The route begins at the Grove Community Building, 104 West Third, Grove, travels down Third to Main Street, then turns on 10th Street to travel in front of the middle and lower elementary schools.

It will finish by continuing to Leisure Road to pass in front of the early childhood center. It will then turn down Seventh Street, and end behind Ridgerunner Stadium.

Additional activities for students, including a pep assembly for middle and high school students, will take place following the parade at Ridgerunner Stadium.

Meet the candidates

Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court for Grove High School. More than 50 students representing a plethora of student groups.

Academic Team

Emily Rice - junior, daughter of Kelly and David Rice. She plans to go to college and become a teacher. Favorite thing about school: all of the organizations I'm able to be part of.

Joseph Havelka - senior, son of Amanda and Paul Havelka. His future plans involve graduating from OSU and becoming an officer in the military. Favorite thing about school: the people.

Art

Mia McCool - senior, daughter of Karla and Scott McCool. She plans to attend Northeastern State University to become a physician's assistant. Favorite thing about school: FFA.

AVID

Trinity McClure - senior, daughter of Nick and Dawn McClure. She plans to attend NSU for basics then transfer to the University of Oklahoma for pre-med. Favorite thing about school: that I get to make great memories with my friends.

Tristen Kirkwood - senior, son of Levi Kirkwood and Bekkie Page. He plans to attend college to pursue an education degree. Favorite thing about school: making friends that will never leave.

Band

Morgan Deakins - senior, daughter of Todd and Debbie Deakins. She plans to attend OU and become a cognitive psychologist. Favorite thing about school: going to band contest with my best friends.

Mason Allen - senior, son of Dr. Richard and Kristy Allen. He plans to major in music education at OSU and apply for the master's program for saxophone performance. Favorite thing about school: jazz band.

Baseball/Softball

Macee Barnes - senior, daughter of Shelly and John Barnes. She plans to play softball at OSU and get to see Case Marsh every day. Favorite thing about school: sleeping in the AD's office.

Chat Hayes - senior, son of Stoney Hayes and Margie Hayes. He plans to go to college, play baseball and major in business management. Favorite thing about school: Josh Spy.

Basketball

Jaden Blaise Redus - senior, daughter of Amy and Brady Redus. She plans to play softball at Butler. Favorite thing about school: hanging out with my friends in my mom's office and athletics.

Zane Knox - senior, son of Joel and Melissa Knox. He plans to go to college. Favorite thing about school: athletics.

Character Counts

Amy Adams - senior, daughter of Linda Adams and Michael Adams. She plans to attend OSU and major in game design and development. Favorite thing about school: performing in the band with my friends.

Edgar Alexander Reyes - senior, son of Katie Glick and Victor Reyes. He plans to make his generation proud in either aviation or engineering at Tulsa University. Favorite thing about school: I'm going to miss it, goodbye Grove band, it's going to be hard to find better friendships.

Choir

Olivia Thomas - senior, daughter of Kanaan Hallett and David Thomas. She plans to attend OSU and become a mental health counselor. Favorite thing about school: choir, speech and drama.

Ryan Riley - senior, son of Donna and Ron Riley. He plans to become a choral director. Favorite thing about school: building friendships.

Cross Country

Sade Monfort - senior, daughter of Chad and Sarah Murphy and Chris Monfort. She plans to go to college, get her bachelor's degree, tell others about Christ and go on missions anytime she can. Favorite thing about school: creating friendships and memories with my track and cross country group.

RaShawn Harding - senior, son of James and Cheryl Harding. He plans to join a branch of the U.S. Military. Favorite thing about school: building a relationship with my team in cross country and bettering myself throughout the season. 

Drama

Hanna Glasgow - senior, daughter of Ed and Deana Glasgow. She plans to attend college and become a teacher. Favorite thing about school: creating memories with my friends.

Eli Radabaugh - junior, son of Leeanna and Wesley Radabaugh. He plans to become president in about 20 years. Favorite thing about school: the friends I have.

FCCLA

Alexis Riley - senior, daughter of Ron and Donna Riley. She plans to attend college at NEO. Favorite thing about school: steak fingers.

John Crawford - junior, son of Randal and Carrie Crawford. He plans to become a teacher. Favorite thing about school: breaking the water fountain and the counter in the PAC with Luke.

FFA

Katlyn Medlin - sophomore, daughter of Tyson and Kari Medlin. She plans to pursue a degree in the medical field. Favorite thing about school: the teachers and friends.

Jackie Caudill - senior, son of Jimmy and Melissa Caudill. He plans to go to NEO for a couple of years, with his future career still undetermined. Favorite thing about school: going to shop at fifth hour.

Football/Cheerleaders

Taya Durbin - senior, daughter of Denise and Scott Durbin. She plans to go to college and become a speech pathologist. Favorite thing about school: being with Josh Spy.

Dawson Tanner - senior, son of Jessica Phillips. He plans to become a football coach and come back to coach the Ridgerunners. Favorite thing about school: seeing Josh Spy every day.

Freshmen

Lydia Crawford - freshman, daughter of Elizabeth and Patrick Crawford. She plans to go to college and become a nurse practitioner. Favorite thing about school: I love being a high school cheerleader.

Austin Lucky - freshman, son of Jenny and Tim Lucky. He plans to become a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Favorite thing about school: making jokes with my friends.

Golf

Tabitha Morrow - senior, daughter of John and Mary Morrow. She plans to attend Missouri Southern and pursue a bachelor's degree in pre-dental. Favorite thing about school: being involved in student led activities.

Cole Buchholz - junior, son of Dr. Tyson and Elizabeth Trimble. He plans to attend dental school at the University of Oklahoma. Favorite thing about school: hanging out with friends and playing football.

Heritage Club

Bailey Pittman - junior, daughter of Barry and Brandee Pittman. She hopes to attend George Washington University to become an orthopedic or pediatric surgeon. Favorite thing about school: cheer.

Braden Pittman - sophomore, son of Barry and Brandee Pittman. He hopes to further his athletic career. Favorite thing about school: Making friends and playing sports.

Interact

Hannah Guthridge - junior, daughter of Todd and Terri Guthridge. She plans to go to RSU or Baylor University and become a pre-kindergarten teacher. Favorite thing about school: being known as "Mrs. Guthridge's daughter."

Case Marsh - senior, son of Holly and Lance Marsh. He plans to go to OSU with Macee Barnes and become a veterinarian. Favorite thing about school: sleeping in the AD office.

Independent Science Research (ISR)

Lani Goldner - junior, daughter of Caleb and Tonya Goldner. She plans to pursue a career as a nurse anethesist. Favorite thing about school: friendships.

Logan Evans - senior, son of David and Cheryl Evans. He plans to become an optometrist. Favorite thing about school: Case.

Juniors

Claire White - junior, daughter of Amy and Jack Silvers and Scott and Sherry White. She plans to attend OSU and become a veterinarian. Favorite thing about school: the friendships I've made throughout sports and clubs.

Dakota Rickey - junior, son of Alissa Rickey and Steven Stogner. He plans to continue his education and become an aerospace engineer. Favorite thing about school: the great people I get to be around.

Math Club

Rachel Reyes - junior, daughter of Eddie and Edna Reyes. She wants to become a music composer, producer and performer. Favorite thing about school: being around all my peers.

Logan Engles - junior, son of Jon and Joelle Engles. He plans to attend college then find a gainful job in the medical field. Favorite thing about school: being a member of the GHS student section.

Robotics (FROG)

Autumn Burns - senior, daughter of Shanae Burns. She plans to become a mechanical engineer. Favorite thing about school: student organized Bible study.

Frank J. Riley - senior, son of Frank Riley and Jenny Riley. He plans to major in aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Favorite thing about school: COW Week Assemblies. 

Seniors

Kalley Hacker - senior, daughter of Jill and Santry Hacker. She plans to attend college the University of Arkansas, then going ot medical school to become a doctor. Favorite thing about school: Cheering on my team from the sidelines with my friends.

Kenneth Earl Wright IV - senior, son of Kenny and Christy Wright. He plans to attend the University of Oklahoma or Newman University, majoring in chemistry in preparation for dental school. Favorite thing about school: second hour at the disc golf course.

Soccer

Brookelyn Popp - senior, daughter of Allan and Debra Popp. She plans to become an ER doctor or paramedic. Favorite thing about school: friends at football games and no adult responsibilities.

Luke Hammock - senior, son of Samantha Lane. He plans to attend OU or OSU to pursue a business degree. Favorite thing about school: COW Week.

Sophomores

Briley Pennington - sophomore, daughter of Angie and Donny Pennington. She plans to become a labor and delivery nurse practitioner. Favorite thing about school: athletics and hanging out with friends.

Zachary Decker - sophomore, son of Roger and Danielle Decker. He plans to major in chemical engineering at OU. Favorite thing about school: Josh Spy.

Spanish Club

Danica Rowe - junior, daughter of Tiffany Rowe and Nick Rowe. She plans to earn a degree in both business and law. Favorite thing about school: the weekends.

Ayden Hunsperger - sophomore, son of Carol and Eric Hunsperger. He plans to become a petroleum engineer. Favorite thing about school: going to competition with the robotics team.

Speech 

Haley Dozier - senior, daughter of Renae and Steve Dozier. She plans to attend an arts school to pursue a degree in musical theatre. Favorite thing about school: being able to call Mrs. Dozier "mom."

Luke Perkins - sophomore, son of Annie and Chad Perkins. He plans to live for Jesus. Favorite thing about school: breaking the sink in the PAC with John.

Student Council

Cheyenne Mitchell - senior, daughter of Craig and Ginger Mitchell. She plans to attend college at Missouri Southern State University and pursue a master's degree in occupational therapy. Favorite thing about school: getting involved in, and part of COW Week.

Braden Wadley - senior, son of Justin Wadley and the late Stephanie Wadley. He plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and major in business. He wants to pursue a master's degree in hospital administration. Favorite thing about school: getting the opportunity to work and build relationships with many amazing people.

Swimming

Emma Pospisil - junior, daughter of Leigh Bode and John Pospisil. She plans to become a physical therapist. Favorite thing about school: hanging out at Sonic.

Samuel Pospisil - junior, son of Leigh Bode and John Pospisil. He plans to become a civil engineer. Favorite thing about school: hanging out with friends and doing math.

Teen Court

Madelyn Norris - senior, daughter of Connie Norris and the late Mark Norris. She plans to major in music. Her favorite thing about school: show choir and teen court.

Kaden Tackett - junior, son of Mike Tackett and Tanya Tackett. He plans to become the first president of North Korea. Favorite thing about school: the five minutes between classes.

Tennis

Takomanokia Tanner - senior, daughter of Jessica Williams. She plans to become a successful psychologist at OSU. Favorite thing about school: seeing my peers.

Silas Rosiere - senior, son of Amy Rosiere. He plans to pursue a degree in chemistry at either Pittsburg State University or Newman University, to then attend dental school and become an orthodontist. Favorite thing about school: second hour at the disc golf course.

Track

Kayle Bearpaw - senior, daughter of Devon and Jarrod Bearpaw. She plans to go to OSU and become an orthopedic surgeon. Favorite thing about school: Watching Luke Hammock get choked for laughing by a kid.

Caleb Haidsiak - senior, son of Tracy Haidsiak. He plans to run track in college, specifically the 400 meter hurdles. Favorite thing about school: being called Black Caleb.

Trainer/Manager

Trina Shorter - senior, daughter of Matt and Amanda Howard. She plans to attend Missouri Southern and become a dental hygienist. Favorite thing about school: getting to build relationships with really amazing people.

Wrestling

Haven Pennington - senior, daughter of Angie and Donny Pennington. She plans to wrestle for a D1, college national champ, pursue a career in the medical field or go on mission trips. Favorite thing about school: Not wasting my senior year on things that don't help me reach my goals.

Garrett Messimore - senior, son of Lloyd and Christina Messimore. He plans to go to college and major in business. Favorite thing about school: getting to hang with Josh Spy.

Yearbook 

Taesi Stroud - junior, daughter of Dustin and Jill Able and John Stroud. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas or Oklahoma State University to major in interior design. Favorite thing about school: being in leadership class and doing different things to change people's lives.

Jacob Blythe - senior, son of Edward and Jennifer Blythe. He plans to become a successful physical therapist. Favorite thing about school: seeing friends.

Homecoming 101: If You Go

Recognizing Candidates

The day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a GHS Homecoming Candidate VIP reception in the library at Grove High School. After the reception the candidates will rehearse for the coronation at the high school practice field.

The Parade

Homecoming candidates and class floats will begin lining up for the parade, at the First Christian Church parking lot at noon, with the parade getting started promptly at 1 p.m.

The parade route begins at the Grove Community Building, 104 West Third, Grove, travels down Third to Main Street, then turns on 10th Street to travel in front of the middle and lower elementary schools.

It will finish by continuing to Leisure Road to pass in front of the early childhood center. It will then turn down Seventh Street, and end behind Ridgerunner Stadium.

Best places for the public to watch: In front of the Community Center on Third Street, along Third Street and Main, and from the First United Methodist Church parking lot on Leisure Road.

Additional activities for students, including a pep assembly for middle and high school students, will take place following the parade at Ridgerunner Stadium.

A reminder: This the parade, in order to comply with city ordinances, students will not be allowed to throw candy from the cars and floats.

Volunteers will walk alongside the floats and candidate cars, passing out candy. Additionally as it is an election year, no campaign signs are allowed on cars or floats.

The ceremony

The evening events will begin at 6 p.m., when the candidates gather at Ridgerunner Stadium. A photo backdrop will be in place, behind the home stands, near the snack bar. A time for photos will also be available after the coronation.

Homecoming candidates are asked to meet on the north side (visitor's side) of the field by 6:15 p.m. 

The homecoming ceremony will begin shortly thereafter, at approximately 6:35 p.m., with kickoff for the Grove vs. Wagoner football game set for 7 p.m.

Family and friends of homecoming candidates are encouraged to be in the stands no later than 6:15 p.m., in order to not miss the coronation ceremony.

A Reminder

Alumni members of the cheerleaders will cheer alongside this year's team. Alumni members of the band are expected to perform alongside the Pride of Grove Ridgerunner band.